Composites Engineering/ Advanced Materials Forum

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Advanced Engineering - Composites Engineering
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Composites Engineering/ Advanced Materials Forum

The rise of composite materials continues across an ever-increasing number of applications. The advances provided by composite materials within automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, to name just a few, are revolutionising businesses and benefiting millions of people. With the industry showing no signs of slowing down, the Composites Engineering show has already established itself as one of the world’s most important composite raw material, design, processing and applications events.

Please note, as with all live events, the conference programme is subject to change.

DAY ONE

10:00-10:15

Repair and Inspection
Chair - Richard Freemantle, BINDT

Future NDT and Structural Health Monitoring Requirements for Aerospace Composites

Robert Smith, Professor of NDT and High Value Manufacturing, BINDT/University of Bristol

10:15-10:30

Production NDT for Composite Wing Spars at GKN Aerospace Western Approach

Stuart Ratcliff, CAA Nominated NDT Level 3, GKN Aerospace

10:30-10:45

Next Generation Measurement and Monitoring Technologies

Phil Harper, CEO, Tribosonics

10:45-11:00

Panel Session - Q&A


11:00-11:15

Composites for Sporting Applications 
Chair - Ben Hargreaves, Coventive Composites

The Use of Surface Treatment for the Production of Advanced Sports Goods

Jon-Paul Griffiths, Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Oxford Advanced Surfaces

11:15-11:30

Pyramid Composite Design: A Modern Micro Enterprise

Mark Pharaoh, Pyramid Cycle Design

11:30-11:45

Graphene for Sporting Goods

Antoine Battin, Technical Support Sales Engineer, SHD Composites

11:45-12:00

Panel Session - Q&A


12:00-12:15

Composites for Demanding Applications
Chair - Romilly Close, Coventive Composites

From the Centre of the Earth to the Stars – Surface Preparation Challenges

Terence Warmbier, Business Development Executive, Oxford Advanced Surfaces

12:15-12:30

Carbon Fibre Sandwich Structures

Gregor Kammler, Key Account Manager Europe, SAERTEX

12:30-12:45

The Fire Challenge

Matthew Chalk, Managing Director, Solent Composites

12:45-13:00

Panel Session - Q&A


13:00-13:15

Thermoplastic Composites
Chair - Chris Hare, Coventive Composites

Processing of Thermoplastic Composites: Developments & Future Challenges

John Darlington, Global Director Product and Market Strategy, TenCate Advanced Composites

13:15-13:30

Making Bad Composites for Good Reasons

Chris Hare, Technology Manager, Coventive Composites, Part of the NetComposites Group

13:30-13:45

Thermoplastic Overmoulding of Structural Composites for Automotive Applications (TOSCAA)

Grant Andrews, Product Group Manager, SGL Carbon Fibres

13:45-14:00

Panel Session - Q&A


14:00-14:15

Composites in the Energy Sector
Chair - Chris Hare, Coventive Composites

Challenges and Opportunities in Offshore Energy Production

Peter Clusky, Head of UK Stakeholder Relations  & James Luter,  Director of Production, MHI Vestas

14:15-14:30

The Use of Advanced Composites in the Energy Sector

Graham Harrison, Head of Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, Strategy & Business Development, National Composites

14:30-14:45

Repair and Maintenance

Colin Jackson, Divisional Manager, RTS International

14:45-15:00

Panel Session - Q&A


15:00-16:00

Rail Alliance

Composites in Rail Panel Session

The development and application of composite materials in to the railway is of increasing importance.  This panel draws together a number of experts from the supply chain and acdemia, from infrastructure and vehicles to take a holistic look at current technologies and to debate the potential for further composite research, development and application.

Chaired by The Rail Alliance, the largest member organistion in rail, with speakers from Ilecsys, Penso, Complete Composites and Scott Bader (further names TBA) this will be a unique opportunity for a sectorally diverse audience to engage with the railway market and potentially shape future practice. 

 


16:00-17:00

Chair - Gemma Smith, NetComposites

Panel Session - Challenges Faced by the Composites Industry

Panellists:

John Darlington, Director Product and Market Strategy,  TenCate Advanced Composites

Rob Brown, Global Manager - Automotive Strategy, BSI Group

Richard Brine, Manager - GRP Business Unit, Lionweld Kennedy

Clive Chitiz, Vice President EMEA Region, Plataine


DAY TWO

10:00-11:00

Introduction to composites materials

Joe Carruthers, Managing Director, Coventive Composites, Part of the NetComposites Group


11:00-11:15

BioComposites Forum
Chair - Gareth Davies, Composites Evolution

Biobased Epoxy Resin Systems: Formulite Industrial Formulations With Cashew Nutshell Liquid

Elena Benedetti, Product Application Specialist, AEP Polymers

11:15-11:30

Cost Effective Lignin-based Carbon Fibres for Light-weight Applications

Maria Konstantakopoulou, Development Engineer, Coventive Composites, Part of the NetComposites Group

11:30-11:45

Future Uses of Bio Derived Composites

Graham Ormondroyd, Head of Materials Research, Biocomposites Centre, University of Bangor

11:45-12:00

Panel Session - Q&A


12:00-12:15

Nanocomposites
Chair - Ajay Kapadia, KTN

Curated and presented by Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Graphene Based Composites and Their Future Applications

Matthew Thornton, Senior Manager – Composites and Nanocomposites, Haydale Composite Solutions

12:15-12:30

Functional Composites

Sajad Haq, Chief Scientist,  QinetiQ

12:30-12:45

Graphene Nanocomposites: Are We Nearly There Yet?

Ben Hargreaves, Consultancy Manager, Coventive Composites, Part of the NetComposites Group

12:45-13:00

Panel Session - Q&A


13:00-13:15

Composite Design
Chair - Geoff Foulds, Coventive Composites

Advanced Design using Composite Materials

Peter Frewer, Chief Engineer, Frewer Engineering

13:15-13:30

Workflows and Innovative Software Solutions to Enable Cost Effective Composites Applications in Automotive and Civil

Sam Ashton, Application Engineer, CompoSIDE

13:30-13:45

Design & Simulation Capabilities at the NCC

James Lightfoot, Senior Technology Project Lead for Emerging Markets & SMEs, National Composites Centre

13:45-14:00

Panel Session - Q&A


14:00-14:15

Composite Manufacturing
Chair - Mike Richardson, Composites in Manufacturing

Machining Solutions of Lightweight Fibre Reinforced Materials - the Combination Works. Precise 5-axis Machines with Process Optimised Tools

Heiko Simonis, Business Development & Iain Young, Managing Director, MAKA Machinery UK

14:15-14:30

Infrared for Carbon Composites

Peter Marshall, R&D Engineer, Ceramicx

14:30-14:45

Integrated Design and Novel Tooling and Process Optimisation of Microwave Processing of Composites - SIMUTOOL

Dr Jasmin Stein, Senior Project Leader, TWI

14:45-15:00

Panel Session - Q&A


15:00-16:00

Chair - Gemma Smith, NetComposites

Panel Session - Opportunities for the Composites Industry

Panellists:

Sue Halliwell, Composites UK

Kevin Potter, The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

Dominic Hopwood, Bitrez

Joe Carruthers, Coventive Composites, Part of the NetComposites Group

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