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Composites Engineering Open 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

10:00-10:20

The EPSRC Future Composites - Lee Harper, University of Nottingham

Introduction to the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

Professor Andrew Long, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Hub Director, University of Nottingham

10:20-10:30

Technologies framework for Automated Dry Fibre Placement (ADFP)

Dr Tom Turner, Associate Professor in Composites Manufacturing and Hub Deputy Director

10:30-10:40

New Manufacturing Techniques for Optimised Fibre Architectures

Professor Prasad Potluri, Professor of Robotics and Textile Composites

10:40-10:50

New Generation of Leaders in Composites Manufacture

Professor Ivana Partridge, Director of EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture

10:50-11:00

Industry viewpoint on Future Composites Manufacturing Hub

Dr Rob Backhouse, Engineering Specialist and Global Process Owner (Polymer Composites), Rolls Royce Plc


11:00-11:15

Introduction to Czech Advanced Manufacturing & Composites

Martin Macourek, Director, CzechTrade UK

11:15-11:30

EnviPOXY®-  Innovation in Green Thermosetting Systems

Tomas Loubal, Business Development Director, Spolchemie

11:30-12:00

KEYNOTE: Strategy Delivery and Sector Deal

Alex Aucken, Chair, Composites Leadership Forum


12:00-12:15

Delivering the UK Composites Strategy - Sue Halliwell, Composites UK

Industrial Strategy Beyond Brexit

Kate Thompson, Assistant Director, Steel and Materials at Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

12:15-12:30

Supporting Growth and Demand in the Industry

Faye Smith, Chair, Composites UK

12:30-12:45

Leveraging Funding to Grow your Business

Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Advanced Composites, KTN

12:45-13:00

Sourcing your Workforce Now and in the Future

 Lucas Morgan, Principal Engineer, Manufacturing Technologies, Meggitt Polymers & Composites


13:00-13:15

Composites for Construction - Neil Appleton, Market Development: Construction, National Composites Centre

Diverse Applications of Composite Materials in Architecture and Civil Engineering

Luke McEwen, Senior Engineer, Gurit Composite Engineering

13:15-13:30

Construction - The Opportunities and Challenges

James Henderson, Technical Authority for Composites in Construction, Atkins Ltd

13:30-13:45

Getting the Message Across to the Construction Sector

Richard Brine, Manager - GRP Business Unit, Lionweld Kennedy

13:45-14:00

Panel Session - Q&A


14:00-15:00

Composites UK Awards 2017

Chair - Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager, Composites UK

Shortlist:

Shaun Clarke, Cape plc - Caisson Liner Repair System for Offshore

Simon Odling, Lentus Composites - Design of Bike Frames for 2020 Olympics

Sean Cooper, Tods Aerospace - Development of Dissipating GRP for Aerospace Fuel Systems

FTI Group - Innovative Catalyst for Epoxy Prepregs

Yan Liu, Cygnet Texkimp - World’s first Robotic 3D Winding Machine capable of making Complex Composite Parts

Peter Clusky/James Luter, MHI Vestas Offshore - Manufacture of the world's largest commercially available Offshore Wind Turbine Blade


15:00-16:00

TBC


16:00-16:15

Composites Automation, Ben Morgan, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Your Digital Assistant: AI and IIoT in the Service of Advanced Manufacturing Optimisation

Clive Chitiz, Vice President EMEA Region, Plataine

16:15-16:30

Automation and Industry 4.0 for SME's

Ben Morgan, Head of the Integrated Manufacturing Group and Factory 2050, AMRC

16:30-16:45

Possibilities of AFP

Matthew Frost, Technical Sales Manager, Coriolis

16:45-17:00

Panel Session - Q&A


DAY TWO

10:00-10:15

Affordable Composites, Paul Gallen, National Composites Centre

The Challenges and Opportunities for Automotive

Henry Sarel-Cooke, Business Development Manager, GKN Autostructures

 

 

10:15-10:30

Meeting the Needs of High Volume Production

Shanta Desai, Composites Development Lead, Nissan

 

 

10:30-10:45

Flexible Lightweight Architecture for Volume Applications (flava)

Paul Fannon, Head of Programmes, Penso

 

 

10:45-11:00

Panel Session - Q&A


11:00-11:20

Repair and Inspection, BINDT

Analysing and Managing NDT Data for Analytics and Traceability

Najib Baig,  Product Manager, Granta Design

11:20-11:40

Future NDT Requirements for High Volume Automotive Composite Applications

Richard Freemantle, BINDT/Wavelength NDT

 

 

11:40-12:00

Embedded Sensing Applications for Composites and Future Uses

Anthony Croxford, Inductosense

 

 


12:00-12:15

Delivering the UK composites strategy, Sue Halliwell, Composites UK

What the Composites Sector Deal Means for You

Faye Smith, Avalon Consultancy Services Ltd

12:15-12:30

Developing Technologies for Cross-sector Demands

Peter Chivers, Chief Executive, CLF TWG and NCC

 

 

12:30-12:45

Modernising Standards for a Changing World

Katerina Busuttil, Standards Publishing Manager, BSI

 

 

12:45-13:00

Panel Session - Q&A


13:00-14:00

Rail Alliance

Rail - 1

Scott Bader

Rail - 2

Illecsys

Rail - 3

Penso


14:00-14:15

Sustainability (recycling), Stella Job, Composites UK

Presentation from Paul McMullan

Global Commercial Manager, Sigmatex

 

 

14:15-14:30

Reclaiming High Spec Carbon Fibres from End of Life Composites

Andrew Page, Business Development Manager, Toyota Tsusho

 

 

14:30-14:45

Performance Enhancement of Sustainable Composites Through Hybrid Technique for Light Weight Applications

Hom Dhakal, Reader in Composite Materials, University of Portsmouth

 

 

14:45-15:00

Panel Session - Q&A


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