Advanced Engineering 2016 - National Exhibition Centre, 02 - 03 November 2016

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Advanced Engineering open conferences
Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 10:00 - 10:15

WHAT: Large structures - the opportunity and challenges

WHO: James Henderson, Atkins Ltd (Hosted by Composites UK)

 


Composite engineering

WHEN: 10:00 - 10:20

WHAT: Up-scaled Production of Resin Exfoliated Graphene for the Multi-functionalisation Composites, Coatings and Adhesives

WHO: Shanshan Huo, Senior Development Engineer, NetComposites (Hosted by NetComposites)

The concept of PolyGraph is to develop new production techniques to deliver industrial-scale quantities of graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers, suitable for use in a number of key applications where improvements are needed in the electrical and thermal conductivity, strength, stiffness, toughness, and barrier properties. The ultimate aim of PolyGraph is to develop a process in which graphene can be produced a dispersed “in-situ” within thermosetting polymer resins, using relatively inexpensive expanded graphite as a starting material. As a result, PolyGraph will significantly lower the overall cost of these materials and make them viable for use in composites, coatings and adhesive industries.


Aerospace Engineering

WHEN: 10:00 - 10:30

WHAT: iAero – Developing a Regional Platform for Innovation and Growth

WHO: Simon Young, CEO, WEAF (Hosted by WEAF)

iAero will undertake a lead role in delivering within the South West aerospace supply chain cluster, the Aerospace Growth Partnership’s strategic vision for UK aerospace – “Means to Ascent”


Performance Metals & Advanced Metals

WHEN: 10:00 - 10:30

WHAT: Aluminium - The Future's Light

WHO: Ian Oliver, Communications Manager & Jan Lukaszewski, Technical Manager Aluminium Federation (ALFED) (Hosted by Aluminium Federation)

Aluminium has been used in mass manufacturing for less than a century, and producers are continually developing new alloys and finding new applications for the metal. This is especially true in the aerospace and automotive sectors, where aluminium's combination of strength and lightness is increasingly seen as part of the solution to engineering challenges. In this presentation the Aluminium Federation will highlight current techniques for manufacturing with aluminium, including  welding, bonding, riveting, extruding, casting, finishing, pressing, forging, superforming and quench forming.


Automotive Engineering

WHEN: 10:00 - 10:30

WHAT: ‘Visualising Strain’

WHO: Norman Thornton, Engineering Integrity Society & Geoff Calvert MSc, Technical Director, VisEng Limited (Hosted by Engineering Integrity Society)

The presentation will firstly cover the reasons why it is advisable to carry out some real stress/strain measurements on new designs of components and structures. FEA is now well established and provides valuable information for the designer, but the resulting stress predictions depend heavily on inputs relating to boundary conditions, idealised loading and accurate material properties. These inputs are often approximations made at the early stage of design and can lead to errors and inaccuracies in predicting stresses. A modern quick and easy check to measure actual full field stresses is not only desirable but essential for safety critical items. The technique which will be shown in this presentation, has been used by companies such as Airbus for many years but has required time and considerable expertise. However, recent developments have made it easier to use and with modern cameras and sophisticated software, equipment at an affordable price is now available that requires no specific knowledge of the technique. The technique is Photoelastic Stress Analysis and the full field actual stress maps it provides is real data and not as a result of sophisticated and complex calculations. The presentation will describe the photoelastic technique and include hands-on demonstrations of both static and dynamic photoelastic applications with the latest automated polariscopes from Stress Photonics Inc. The results are very visual and not only are values of stress levels given but also directions and how stress flows through the component or structure during loading. These visual results can be digitised and inserted into FEA models to assist in the refinement and enhancement of an FEA predictions thus providing greater confidence in the designs integrity.


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 10:15 - 10:30

WHAT: Composite FRP solutions for Infrastructure

WHO: Steve Crapper, ECS Engineering Services (Hosted by Composites UK)

Presenting some of the latest solutions in FRP from our manufacturing partner Infracore, showing that the FRP industries capability has advanced significantly from its hi-tech beginnings into affordable solutions for infrastructure projects and how the UK is playing catch up with the rest of Western Europe, where the solutions are no longer considered innovative, but are now the first choice for many projects.


Composite Engineering

WHEN: 10:20 - 10:40

WHAT: NanoDiamond – Polymer Composite Materials with Enhanced Mechanical and Thermal Properties: Hard as Hell, But Cooler

WHO: Gavin Farmer, Carbodeon (Hosted by NetComposites)

Diamond material has numerically exceptional mechanical and thermal properties, and the availability of diamond material in nanoparticle form opens up possibilities to create significant changes in multiple properties of a polymer composite using only small fractions of diamond material.  Some challenges have to be overcome including surface functionalisation of the particles and their dispersion into the polymer.  Examples described include wear resistant, low friction surfaces and thermally conductive whilst electrically isolating polymers.


Performance Metals Engineering / Advanced Engineering

WHEN: 10.30-10.45

WHAT: How “Quality Drives Productivity” through the use of in-process, non-contact, dimensional metrology

WHO: Jon Kimber, Robotics and Automation - Product Line Specialist, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

As the high value manufacturing sector seeks to improve productivity and requires better quality products, automated and in-process metrology is playing a bigger role.
Jon Kimber, Robotics and Automation Product Line Specialist at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, will present a series of examples that show how non-contact dimensional inspection technology is helping to deliver these requirements.  As Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things and Big Data all gain traction Jon will show that “Quality Drives Productivity”.


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 10:30 - 10:45

WHAT: Supporting the sustainable economic growth of the North East Automotive sector

WHO: Paul Butler, CEO, North East Automotive Alliance

Following decades of decline the UK Automotive sector is having a significant renaissance period with over £15bn being invested since 2012 and a further £20bn by 2020. OEMs are seeking to increase the amount of UK content within their vehicles and the Automotive Investment Organisation a further £4bn reshoring opportunity. The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) was established to lead the sustainable economic development of the regions automotive sector. Since its launch in March 2015 the NEAA has grown to become the largest automotive cluster in the UK and one of the largest automotive clusters in Europe. This presentation will highlight the NEAA’s progress to date and its future plans to support the sustainable economic growth of the North East Automotive sector.
1. The importance of UK Automotive Sector
2. The North East Automotive sector and growth opportunities
3. How this industry led cluster is supporting the growth of the regions automotive sector
4. Specific support for NE SMEs to enter the automotive sector or expand current capabilities
5. Future plans and activities of the NEAA


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 10:30 - 10:45

WHAT: Composite cabin for cruise liners

WHO: Graham Harvey, PE Composites / Wizz Consultancy (Hosted by Composites UK)


Enabling Innovation

WHEN: 10:30 - 10:45

WHAT: Funding for Research and Development – Grants and R&D Tax Credits

WHO: Sam Stephens, Director, TBAT Innovations Ltd

TBAT will present a summary of current and relevant UK and EU grant funding schemes and how to apply for these. TBAT will also summarise the SME and Large Company R&D Tax Credit schemes through HMRC and present the eligible R&D costs within this scheme and how and why to ensure you are claiming.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 10:30 - 11:00

WHAT: The NDT Workhorses of the Aerospace Industry

WHO: Peter Burrows, Sales Manager, Baugh & Weedon/ETher NDE (Hosted by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing)

An overview of why and how Magnetic Particle, Dye Penetrant and Eddy Current are used in the Aerospace Industry.


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 10:40 - 11:00

WHAT: Finding a Home for Graphene in Advanced Composite Applications

WHO: Nigel Blatherwick, Commercial Director, Applied Graphene (Hosted by NetComposites)

Graphene has been touted as the new Wonder Material, exhibiting a unique combination of properties which make it of particular interest to the Advanced Composites industry.  Applied Graphene Materials will present the findings of recent work to identify and quantify the impact of graphene on mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of the composite.  This work will establish the application areas where graphene can add real value and enhance performance of composite materials.


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 10:45 - 11:00

WHAT: Weight saving solutions for oil and gas

WHO: Simon Eves, Technical Director, Pipex px (Hosted by Composites UK)

‘World’s first phenolic FRP handrail application offshore’ – A fascinating presentation examining the critical weight saving  opportunities of MARRS® OFFSHORE FRP handrails and phenolic grating  in an offshore environment and the subsequent advantages it delivers when compared to traditional build material such as steel.


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 10:45 - 11:00

WHAT: Announcing the Active Aerodynamic Vision System - a mechatronically-deployed rear vision camera system replaces wing mirrors, reduces drag, increases efficiency

WHO: Rob Marchant, Managing Director, MarchantCain Design Ltd

As the large OEMs seek to differentiate their products for some discerning customers they can rely on their mainstream, volume suppliers less and less to provide the innovative products they require in low volumes.  Mainstream suppliers are set up for volume production giving low returns and cannot react swiftly enough or reconfigure their production for lower volumes.  There is an emerging gap where low volume, niche vehicle suppliers can form a network of innovative, highly skilled and agile micro tier 1s to service the niche vehicle market.  Case study is MarchantCain and several highly skilled, highly technical associate suppliers (May and Scofield, Valeo, Lipik Glass) who are able to fill the gap by thinking differently, employing emerging technologies which appeal to the OEMs' niche vehicle customers, and collaborating to provide products and services which the volume Tier 1s cannot.  We are seeing the emergence of a new micro Tier 1 network; how can this be expanded?


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 10:45 - 11:00

WHAT: Product Development to Proving Production

WHO: Tom Donnelly, Product Strategy Manager, Productiv

The route from innovation to market ready production. De-risking and accelerating the development and low volume production processes, including development and management of the supply chain, how it is built around scalability and how this provides benefits to both OEMs and Tier 1s from engineering industries including automotive and aerospace.


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:00 - 11:15

WHAT: Sustainable fillers for sustainable tyres

WHO: Martyn Bennett, Chief Scientist, ARTIS (Hosted by Rubber & Plastics Research Association)


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 11:00 - 11:20

WHAT: Application of composite materials in Rolling Stock

WHO: Tim Edwards, Head of Engineering - Aerospace, Atkins Global (Hosted by Rail Alliance)


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:00 - 11:30

WHAT: Manufacturing Confidence through Product Verification

WHO: Product Verification Programme Leader, National Physical Laboratory

NPL have worked with 65 manufacturing companies over the past 2 years through the Product Verification Programme, enabling then to improve customer confidence, increase profitability and future-proof their businesses through better metrology.  Phil will talk about how NPL have done this, and how you can get involved in the National Product Verification Programme.


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:00 - 11:30

WHAT: Better by laser: Saving weight, money and time with lasers in manufacturing

WHO: Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) (Hosted by Association of Laser Users)

Since the laser was first demonstrated in 1960, the use of lasers for processing of metals has increased steadily.  Current technology has opened up new applications and improved performance in industrial processes.  The trend towards greater efficiency and better quality laser beams coupled with reductions in footprint and capital cost mean that laser material processing is a fast growing technology with clear advantages over other processes.  Nevertheless, the UK has been slower to adopt the laser as an industrial tool than other major economies and there is potential for the increased uptake of the laser in the manufacture of components for almost all the market sectors in modern manufacturing.  The role of AILU (Association of Industrial Laser Users) is explained and the promotion of laser solutions will present further opportunities for enhanced output from UK companies in the manufacturing sector.


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:00 - 12:00

WHAT: What is a Composite Material?

WHO: Joe Carruthers, NetComposites (Hosted by NetComposites)

This session is a free sample of one of NetComposites’ training modules. It assumes no prior knowledge of composites, explaining what is meant by the term “composite material”, what a composite material is made up of, how a composite material works and the advantages and disadvantages of composites compared to other materials. It provides an ideal introduction to the subject for scientists or engineers who don’t have a background in composites, or those in non-technical roles who need to be conversant with composite materials and their terminology.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:15 - 11:30

WHAT: New CVD Tungsten/Tungsten Carbide Coating Gains Technical Qualification by Airbus as a Hard Chrome Replacement

WHO: Dr Yuri Zhuk, Technical Director, Hardide Coatings Limited

The EU REACH regulations set September 2017 as a “sunset date” for the use of toxic Hexavalent Chromium salts, and  the aerospace manufacturers are looking for alternative coatings to replace Hard Chrome plating (HCP). HCP is widely used in the aircraft industry to protect steel components against wear, corrosion and galling. Hardide-A CVD Tungsten/Tungsten Carbide coating has met the technical performance requirements as a potential alternative to HCP on specific Airbus aircraft components. This newly-developed CVD coating is crystallized from the gas phase atom-by-atom, forming a uniform layer on both internal and external surfaces and complex shaped parts, which are impossible to coat by thermal spray coatings, considered to be the best available alternative to HCP. The coating consists of Tungsten Carbide nano-particles dispersed in metal Tungsten matrix, combining hardness with toughness and crack-resistance. It matches the HCP thickness (50-100 microns) and hardness (800-1200 Hv) of HCP which simplifies the switchover from HCP removing the need to change pre-coating drawings and dimensions. The CVD coating is free from porosity and has compressive residual stresses, giving it enhanced corrosion protection and very good fatigue properties (minimum fatigue debit). Its uniform coating structure reduces the wear of elastomeric and PTFE seals working against the coated parts. The CVD coating has been used by BAE Systems on parts for the Typhoon jet since 2005, where it prevents galling and wear. In other sectors, the coating has replaced HCP on valve, pump and oil drilling tool components.


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:15 - 11:30

WHAT: Human robot interaction in the manufacturing environment

WHO: Ali Shiva, PhD Student, King’s College London (Hosted by Rubber & Plastics Research Association)


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 11:20 - 11:40

WHAT: Application of composite materials in Rolling Stock

WHO: Mike Hulme, MD, Trains and Modernisation, Alstom Transportation (Hosted by Rail Alliance)


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:30 - 11:45

WHAT: Enhanced Aerospace Components - Developing Counter Gravity Aluminium Casting

WHO: Ben Shaw, Technical Director, Sylatech Limited

Through business investment and grant funding from Innovate UK, Sylatech has developed a unique casting process for the manufacture of high quality aluminium aerospace components. Sylatech’s R&D project addresses the relatively variable properties of components typically seen within the foundry industry.  Working with industry expert Professor John Campbell, Sylatech’s investigations have discovered that films of oxide on the surface of the metal (known as bifilms) become folded and entrained into the liquid metal during pouring, creating invisible cracks and causing porosity issues. By eliminating pouring and pumping the liquid metal upwards against gravity, the entrainment of oxide is avoided.  Sylatech’s technique has the potential to create reduced weight castings with unprecedented properties of strength, elongation, toughness and reliability for use in the aerospace and space markets.  This improved performance enables aluminium castings to better compete with typically expensive alternative materials such as titanium and steel.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:30 - 12:00

WHAT: The Productivity Gap and Brexit – Implications for the UK Aerospace Supply Chain

WHO: Dr David Bailey, CEO, North West Aerospace Alliance (Hosted by North West Aerospace Alliance)


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 11:30 - 12:00

WHAT: Reaching out to innovative SMEs

WHO: Nigel Keen, National Composites Centre (Hosted by High Value Manufacturing Catapult)

the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is providing additional funding to its seven centres, including the National Composites Centre (NCC), for reaching out to SMEs. The SME community is the engine for growth of the UK economy, so encouraging them to access the considerable capabilities and expertise of the HVM Catapult centres is particularly important.
The REACH programme offers SMEs:

  • Access to initial complimentary assessment of processes and materials options
  • Up to five days funded support for SMEs to address opportunities for improvement/capability enhancement, cost savings or new product de-risking
  • Potential additional funded days of support
  • Introductions to other companies and involvement on collaborative funding programme

This presentation will cover how to access support and highlight what the programme offers.


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 11:30 - 12:00

WHAT: Xtrac “Race to Road”

WHO: James Setter, Head of Automotive & Engineering Business Unit,  Xtrac (Hosted by Motorsport Industry Association)


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 11:40 - 12:00

WHAT: Application of composite materials in Rolling Stock

WHO: Prof. Mark Robinson, Director of NewRail, Newcastle University (Hosted by Rail Alliance)


performance metals engineering & advanced engineering

WHEN: 11:45 - 12:00

WHAT: Simulation and virtual design for manufacturing technology of high performance metal parts

WHO: Dr Nikolay Biba, Managing Director, MICAS Solutions Ltd

The rapidly growing demand for new high performance mechanical parts in aerospace, automotive, electronic industries, structural engineering as well as consumer goods production has driven innovative development in the design of these technical processes. Economically and technically efficient manufacturing of such parts requires new and improved technologies that provide the highest quality products and save materials and energy. Our company develops and implements numerical simulation software for automated design, analysis and optimization of key metal forming technologies like forging, rolling stamping extrusion for traditional and new high strength and lightweight materials. Using our software, the engineer actually gets a virtual “technological workbench” where he can test and optimize different methods of forming and heat treating the material to achieve the required shape and mechanical properties of the designed part at the lowest cost. Then this part can be virtually “tested” at the required load and temperature to check its performance in working conditions. Our experience of collaboration with dozens of companies in the UK and overseas has shown high effectiveness of such an approach. The virtual manufacturing workbench also is indispensable for technical education and research where it provides a short learning curve for young engineers and researchers. The presentation includes several practical case studies from leading UK manufactures of aerospace parts.


Performance Metals Engineering / Advanced Engineering

WHEN: 12.00-12.15

WHAT: THE JOURNEY – “De-risking & accelerating the introduction of new, disruptive Manufacturing Technologies”

WHO: Bhaskar Thota, MOE Business Development Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre


Enabling Innovation

WHEN: 12:00 - 12:20

WHAT: Graphene Applications in Advanced Engineering

WHO: Tom Taylor, Centre for Process Innovation, Graphene Applications Centre (Hosted by Knowledge Transfer Network)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:00 - 12:15

WHAT: Delivering the UK Composites Strategy

WHO: Alex Aucken, CLF Chair (Solvay Cytec) (Hosted by Composites UK)


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:00 - 12:15

WHAT: Developing Smart Driveline Solutions to Optimise Power Delivery Efficiency in 4x4 Tractors

WHO: Dr. Ianto Guy, Head of Automotive Engineering (Off-Highway), Harper Adams University (Hosted by Rubber & Plastics Research Association)

4x4 agricultural tractors have a fixed ratio connection between the front and rear wheels. The front axle is generally geared so as to overspeed the rear by 2-5%. This may have a detrimental effect on the efficiency of the driveline. Harper Adams University have built a tractor with a variable ratio front drive to investigate this problem.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:00 - 12:30

WHAT: NATEP’s new technologies in the aerospace supply chain: a regional perspective

WHO: Dr Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA) (Hosted by Midlands Aerospace Alliance)


Aerospace Engineering

WHEN: 12.00-12.30

WHAT: Exporting is GREAT – Accessing DIT support and global sales opportunities

WHO: Heather Crocker


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:15 - 12:30

WHAT: Affordable composites - opportunities and challenges

WHO: Philip Bruce, CLF, WG Chair, (Hosted by CompositesUK)

Legislation is driving lower CO2 targets, historically  achieved through powertrain efficiencies however the industry is in agreement the technological focus will have to shift to light weighting to achieve ever tighter limits.


GKN knows that adoption of new technology will only happen once the business case supports it, this will require an efficient supply chain and lean manufacturing processes capable of meeting the customers’ requirements for cost, volume and quality.


The focus for this project will centre upon GKN as a Tier 1 supplier working to establish a UK based, light weight supply chain supporting this high value and “sticky” technology,  building a consortium of industry experts concentrating on  technologies in the areas of manufacturing processes, joining technology and non-destructive testing, which will be essential to meet the customer needs and provide lightweight structures in automotive volumes.


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:15 - 12:30

WHAT: Driving the 4th Industrial Revolution Trough Impact Oriented Innovation

WHO: Dr Lina Huertas, Technology Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 12:15 - 12:30

WHAT: The Role of Materials Characterisation and Testing in Advanced Manufacturing

WHO: Tony Fry, Senior Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory

Manufacturing processes are evolving at an ever increasing rate, resulting in new and novel materials and microstructures. Whilst advanced manufacturing methods are capable of producing near net shape components and do offer a multitude of benefits, there is uncertainty regarding the materials subsequent properties and performance. The measurement and characterisation of materials across the length scale is vital to provide confidence and fitness for service for engineers and designers to maximise the benefits of advanced manufacturing techniques. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the advanced measurement and characterisation methods and techniques being developed and validated within the Materials Centre at the National Physical Laboratory. It will discuss methods such as miniaturised testing for mechanical property verification, advanced electron microscopy methods and 3D measurement and visualisation techniques. Measurement issues will be highlighted and examples shown illustrating the benefit of using these methods to better understand materials properties and performance.


Enabling Innovation

WHEN: 12:20 - 12:40

WHAT: Graphene Apllications in Advanced Engineering

WHO: Ebby Shahidi, Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd. (Hosted by Knowledge Transfer Network)


Aerospace Engineering

WHEN: 12.30-12.45

WHAT: Airlander: The Next Step in Aviation

WHO: Jacob Pulley and Joseph Fairey, Engineering Apprentices , Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd


Automotive Engineering

WHEN: 12:30 - 13:00

WHAT: Driving the Regional Supply Chain To Excellence (Through the Digital Manufacturing Revolution)

WHO: Charles Addision, Director, Made in the Midlands


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:30 - 12:45

WHAT: Sustinability - working towards a circular economy

WHO: Stella Job, Composites UK (Hosted by Composites UK)

This talk will set out in brief how we are taking forward the recommendations of the 2016 UK Composites Strategy in order to manufacture composites efficiently, improve end of life options and ensure that the environmental benefits of composites are maximised.


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 12:30 - 13:00

WHAT: Acoustic levitation as a non-contact manufacturing technology

WHO: Professor Bruce Drinkwater, University of Bristol (Hosted by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing)

If you have ever listened to loud music you will have felt a physical force due to the sound waves. By harnessing this force, ultrasonic manipulation techniques such as acoustical tweezers and sonic tractor beams have recently been developed. In this talk I will explore how, by carefully controlling the output of arrays of ultrasonic loudspeakers, objects can be either held in place against gravity, moved or rotated. This ability to control the location of objects without contact makes ultrasonic manipulation a technology with many potential manufacturing applications. Applications at larger scales include container-less processing, contact-less production lines and haptic feedback.  At the microscopic scale applications include 3D tissue engineering as well as the assembly of engineering materials such as composites.


Enabling Innovation

WHEN: 12:40 - 13:00

WHAT: Graphene Applications in Advanced Engineering

WHO: Andy Goodwin, Thomas Swan Ltd. (Hosted by Knowledge Transfer Network)


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:45 - 13:00

WHAT: Redesigning an aircraft’s external gear oil pump unit and scavenge system: 0D/1D modeling and sensitivity analysis of the main design parameters

WHO: Lucas Marchesini, Business Development Manager, Engineering Services, BSIM Engineering


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 12:45 - 13:00

WHAT: Creating standards for a changing market

WHO: Graham Sims, NPL (Hosted by Composites UK)

To enable the growth identified in the 2016 CLF strategy for composites, a framework of Regulations, Codes and Standards supporting the use of polymer composites in new applications need to be developed. In many cases, testing standards for quality control or design properties are available, or being developed. However, the opportunity to demonstrate that polymer composites can be viable solutions in less well-established sectors, often depends on the regulations applicable that are not always open to composites through adopting “performance requirements” rather than “material equivalence” approaches, which are the targets of reviews by the CLF and a Southampton University project.


Automotive Engineering

WHEN:13.00-13.30

WHAT: An introduction to innovation for UK automotive

WHO: Luke Hampton, Senior Supply Chain Manager, SMMT & David Harris, Patent Attorney and Partner, Barker and Brettell  (Hosted by Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders).


Performance Metals Engineering / Advanced Engineering

WHEN: 13.00-13.30

WHAT: Metal Injection Moulding

WHO: Weil Hanssen, ITB Precisietechniek (Hosted by European Powder Metallurgy Association)

ITB Precisietechniek, Netherlands, will be presenting on the advantages of the Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) process, the types of parts this process can produce and the cost/design advantages using MIM can create for the customer over other manufacturing avenues.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 13:00 - 13:15

WHAT: Perfluoropolyether Lubricants: Benefits and Uses in Aviation Applications

WHO: Steve Johnston, Technical & Application Support Manager


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 13:00 - 13:15

WHAT: Development of 3D orthogonal weaved preform CFRP ring for new-generation Space launchers

WHO: Mr. Imré YAGUE, Manager, SONACA


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 13:00 - 13:15

WHAT: Enabling the Engineer - Pragmatism and Innovation

WHO: Peter Stuttard, CEO, Aspire Consulting Ltd


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 13:00 - 13:30

WHAT: Recent Technical Developments to meet the RNLI’s specific challenges

WHO: Holly Phillips, Principal Naval Architect, RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) (Hosted by Rubber & Plastics Research Association)


Aerospace Engineering

WHEN: 13.15-13.30

What: Dry Drilling of Aluminium Alloys

WHO: Susan Field, Collaborative Research Coordinator, Teer Coatings Ltd, Miba Coating Group. (Hosted by NATEP)

The use of lubricants when machining holes in aluminium, aircraft wing structures, requires the disassembly of parts afterwards for cleaning, and then reassembly, which is time consuming. There are also costs associated with lubricant purchase, lubricant disposal, and keeping the work areas clean to meet health and safety standards. The dry drilling of aluminium alloy stacks using optimised tool geometries combined with lubricant coatings, offers a potential solution to this. The performance of coated drills was assessed in machining operations using hand held Automated Drilling Units.


Composites Engineering

WHEN: 13:15 - 13:30

WHAT: Integrated design and novel tooling and process optimisation of microwave processing of composites - SIMUTOOL

WHO: Jasmin Stein, Senior Project Leader (Composites) Adhesives and Sealants, TWI Ltd

Development of a simulation platform for the manufacturing of composites through microwave (MW) heating. The simulation will include the electromagnetic field coupled with heat transfer mechanisms that take place during the production process. It will also include the process control loop which will enable the optimum design of the manufacturing process One of the major outputs of the simulation platform will be the successful design of a ceramic matrix composite tool with a MW absorbing layer in order to maximise the energy saving potential of the MW heating process. Furthermore a dielectric measuring system is being developed with the project which can make measurements at elevated temperature and MW frequency, which is required for precise simulation.


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 13:15 - 13:30

WHAT: New Employer Driven Models in Master’s Education for Innovation in Advanced Engineering

WHO: Prof Angela Dean, Head of Department of Engineering in the College of Engineering & Dr Tracey Wond, Lecturer and Chair of College Research in the College of Business, University of Derby


Composites engineering advanced materials

WHEN: 13.30-13.45

WHAT: Composite Tooling Solutions with 3D Printing Technology

WHO: Matt Jones, Senior Applications Support Manager, Stratasys

The focus of the presentation will be on the use of FDM 3D printing Technology for rapid production of high temperature, low cost composite tooling.

The ability of FDM-based 3D printing to build in high performance materials makes it well suited to a wide range of tooling applications, and specifically for high temperature composite tooling.


Aerospace Engineering

WHEN: 13.30-13.45

WHAT:  Precision Deep Hole Drilling

WHO: Jason Wyles, Managing Director, Perfect Bore Manufacturing Ltd & Russell Greenwood, Operations Manager Dickinson Legg Ltd, (Hosted by NATEP)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 13:30 - 14:00

WHAT: NDT Applications in the Marine Industry

WHO: Giles Waterhouse, NDT Manager, Marine Results (Hosted by The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing)

An introduction to the applications of NDT in the Leisure Marine industry and the benefits of greater regulation.


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 13:30 - 14:00

WHAT: UK Manufacturing, The Big Picture

WHO: Richard Halstead, National Interim Membership Engagement Director, EEF (Hosted by EEF The Manufacturers organisation)


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 13:30 - 14:00

WHAT: Supporting R&D in the UK

WHO: Paul Gadd, Programme Manager, Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform, Innovate UK (Hosted by Innovate UK)


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 13:30 - 13:45

WHAT: IATF future direction and changes to the global automotive quality management standard ISO/TS 16949

WHO: Rob Brown, Manager SMMT IATF Oversight, SMMT


Aerospace Engineering

WHEN: 13.45-14.00

WHAT: Prion Cutting Edge and Rule IQ – Supply Chain Excellence Data Streamlining

WHO: (Hosted by NATEP)


Composites Engineering & Advanced Materials

WHEN: 13:45 - 14:00

WHAT: Introduction of new materials and new manufacturing methods enabling fast processing of lightweight structural composite moulded panels that meet FST standards for Rail and Aerospace

WHO: Mike Orange, MD Responsible for Engineering & Design, Cecence


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 13:45 - 14:00

WHAT: Welcome to visual and acoustic ergonomics

WHO: Mr Andy Reilly, Country Manager, OPTIS


Composites Engineering / Advanced Materials

WHEN: 14:00 - 14:15

WHAT: Serial Production in Aerospace?- Metering systems make it possible!

WHO: Jens Bolke, Dopag (UK) Limited


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:00 - 14:15

WHAT: New technology in metalforming fluids

WHO: Stuart Gregory, Managing Director, Petrofer UK PLC (Hosted by Confederation of British Metalforming)


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:00 - 14:15

WHAT: Carbon Dioxide "Snow" cleaning processes

WHO: Walter Veldsman, Business Development Manager, Applications & Stuart Wilders, Business Strategy - Manufacturing, BOC Gases Ltd

CRYOCLEAN Snow, has been created specifically for cleaning component surfaces prior to painting and/or coating.  Cleaning with carbon dioxide (CO2), is a fantastic alternative to traditional cleaning methods such as solvent and water-based processes. The process converts liquid CO2 into tiny dry ice crystals, known as “snow” and combined with compressed air, accelerates the snow onto components for the purpose of cleaning.  One of the key manufacturing industries which benefit the most from CO2 cleaning is within automotive plastics manufacturing, in particular for processes producing bumpers, trim, outer mirrors, grills and headlights.


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 14:00 - 14:15

WHAT: Practical Use of Atomic-Scale Modelling in Materials Engineering

WHO: Dr Brian Dron, Commercial Director - Europe, Materials Design SARL


Composites Engineering

WHEN: 14.00-14.20

WHAT: The Impact of the Composites Innovation Cluster

WHO: Will Searle, Founder & Director, Axillium Research

After five years of work with a total spend of £22m, revolutionising the lightweighting of composites, Programme Director, Will Searle, will present the positive impact the Composites Innovation Cluster has had on the composites supply chain as the programme comes to a successful close


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:00 - 14:20

WHAT: Geneos: Modelling the feasibility of using graphene to enhance the thermal properties of aerospace grade tooling materials

WHO: Mark Lidgett, Senior Engineer, Haydale Composite Solutions (Hosted by Composites UK)

Working with BAE Systems, Haydale Composite Solutions modelled the feasibility of using graphene to enhance the thermal properties of aerospace grade tooling materials and manufacture prototype tooling materials which were subsequently tested and compared against the model predictions.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:00 - 14:30

WHAT: Designing the Wing of the Future

WHO: Tim Galsworthy, Head of Wing of the Future, Airbus


Automotive Engineering

WHEN: 14:15 - 14:30

WHAT: eDC, electric Dynamic Control, using a hybrid powertrain to improve vehicle dynamics

WHO: Tim Pulford, Chief Engineer, Horiba Mira


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:15 - 14:30

WHAT: There is still a place for traditional British Industry

WHO: Malcolm Hallewell, Managing Director, JL Float Ltd (Hosted by Confederation of British Metalforming)


ENABLING INNOVATION

WHEN: 14:15 - 14:30

WHAT: Innovating the Etching of Titanium

WHO: Dr Muhammad Eesa, Head of R&D Dept, Advanced Chemical Etching Ltd (ACE)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:20 - 14:40

WHAT: PROSEL: A software tool for composite component design & manufacturing which provides recommendation of materials & process selection

WHO: Andrew Mills, Research Group Leader, Cranfield University (Hosted by Composites UK)

The PROSEL project has developed a software tool for composite component design & manufacturing. It provides recommendations for materials and process selection, and comparative manufacturing costs, tailored to the product application and requirement specifications. It includes design and manufacturing guidelines, providing insight and advice for composites applications and manufacturing processes.


Enabling Innovation

WHEN: 14.30-15.00

WHAT: Latest innovations in graphene and 2D Materials

WHO: (Hosted by Knowledge Transfer Network)


Automotive Engineering

WHEN: 14:30 - 15:00

WHAT: Affordable Composites

WHO: Paul Gallen/ Peter Chivers, National Composites Centre (Hosted by High Value Manufacturing Catapult)


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:30 - 14:45

WHAT: Failure Analysis Across Modern Materials Industries

WHO: Dr. Simon Romani, Technical Director, LPD Lab Services (Hosted by Rubber & Plastics Research Association)


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:30 - 15:00

WHAT: Lightweighting in automotive

WHO: David Shepherd, Senior Business Development Manager (Automotive), Drive Midlands (Hosted by Drive Midlands)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:40 - 15:00

WHAT: BIOCOMP: An innovative family of reinforcement products based on highly aligned natural flax fibres

WHO: Clint Bainbridge, Development Engineer, NetComposites (Hosted by Composites UK)

The UK-BIOCOMP project has developed high performance flax-based materials for the manufacture of both thermoplastic and thermoset composites, for use in a variety of markets including sporting goods and the automotive sector.


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 14:45 - 15:00

WHAT: How to gain real manufacturing competitiveness advantage from your operational improvement programmes

WHO: Andy Spence, General Manager - Aerospace, Industry Forum


Composites engineering / Advanced Materials

WHEN: 15.00-15.20

WHAT: Challenges of 3D Printing for engineers

WHO: Peter Rawson, Business Development Manager, Graphite Additive Manufacturing (Hosted by Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders)

Overview of common issues to produce parts that are fit for purpose.


Performace Metals Engineering/ Advanced Engineering

WHEN: 15:00 - 15:30

WHAT: Working with Metal

WHO: Remi Zante / Michael Ward at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (Hosted by High Value Manufacturing Catapult)


Composites Engineering / Advanced Materials

WHEN: 15:00 - 16:00

WHAT: SMMT presents innovation in materials for automotive

WHO: Graphite Additive Manufacturing, TARRC, Far Composites (Hosted by Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders)


AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 15:00 - 15:15

WHAT: Jaguar Land Rover & UK Supply Chain Growth

WHO: Michael Mychajluk, Supply Chain & External Engagement Manager, Jaguar Land Rover


Composites Engineering / Advanced Materials

WHEN: 15.20-15.40

WHAT: Design and Modelling of Rubber Automotive Bush Mountings

WHO: Dr Julia Gough, Rubber Consultants and Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) (Hosted by Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders)

Rubber bushes are widely used to provide compliance and vibration isolation, for example in suspension systems and as engine mounts.  This presentation will cover various aspects of the design and modelling of these components.  The first part will explain how to calculate the stiffness of various designs of bush, such as those containing voids to provide anisotropy.  The second part will present a material model for filled rubber, which is able to capture its dynamic and softening behaviour, and describe its use to model the dynamic stiffness of a suspension bush in four modes of deformation.


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 15:00 - 15:20

WHAT: Trends in Sporting Goods Manufacture

WHO: Paul Sherratt, Senior Lecturer – Sports technology Institute, Loughborough University (Hosted by NetComposites)


AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

WHEN: 15:00 - 15:30

WHAT: Solving the mystery of the disappearing symptom and why it benefits the Product Life-Cycle

WHO: Giles Huby BEng(Hons) CEng FRAeS, Managing Director Copernicus Technology Ltd & Jim Cockram BEng(Hons) CEng FRAeS, Technical Director, Copernicus Technology Ltd


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 15:20 - 15:40

WHAT: Utilising natural fibre enabled composites in your sporting goods

WHO: Gareth Davies, Composites Evolution (Hosted by NetComposites)


PERFORMANCE METALS ENGINEERING & ADVANCED ENGINEERING

WHEN: 15:30 - 15:45

WHAT: The Weakest Link - Patents and the Supply chain

WHO: Dr Nashim Imam, Chartered and European Patent Attorney - Phillips & Leigh (Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys)

Innovation is a process, not a single event, and needs to be managed as such. One element of innovation management is ensuring that your R&D investments are protected. Patents provide the bedrock for protecting your new technology in the global market place, gaining you exclusivity to exploit your new technology, keeping the competition off your heels and helping to preserve your profit margins. Patent protection allows you to stop others from making a product or using a process which incorporates your invention (“direct infringement”). But the protection can also be used against those supplying one or more of the essential ingredients for putting the invention into practice, even though the complete product is not being made, or the complete process is not being used, by that supplier (“secondary” or “indirect” infringement). Whilst this can have a positive effect in terms of extending protection along the supply chain, it can also have a negative effect for the unwary, where a supplier in a business-to-business relationship could fall into the potentially expensive trap of becoming party to patent infringement. As a sophisticated supplier, not only must you protect your own R&D, but you also need to know your customers and their competitors understanding what patent and other Intellectual Property rights they hold. Secondary infringement rights were due to be strengthened under new legislation. However, the future ratification of this legislation will depend on the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.


Automotive Engineering

WHEN: 15.30-16.00

WHAT: Advanced Technology Powertrain

WHO: Julian Turner, CEO, Westfield Advanced Technology,  Nathan Bailey, Director, Advanced Innovative Engineering (UK) Ltd (Hosted by Niche Vehicle Network).


Composites Engineering / Advanced Materials

WHEN: 15.40-16.00

WHAT: How can breakthrough technology get adopted by big auto?

WHO: Lyndon Sanders and Kevin Lindsey, Far Composites (Hosted by Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 15:40 - 16:00

WHAT: Applications of Novel and Ductile Composites in Sporting Goods

WHO: Dr Jonathan Fuller and Dr Meisam Jalalvand, University of Bristol (Hosted by NetComposites)


Performance Metals Engineering / Advanced Engineering

WHEN: 15.45-16.00

WHAT: EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY

WHO: Tim Britt, CEO, 099 Creative (Hosted by 099 Creative)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 16:00 - 17:00

WHAT: Innovation in Manufacture: Industrial-IoT technologies leveraged to create Digital Thread & Digital Twin for Optimized Composite Part Manufacturing

WHO: Clive Chitiz, Plataine (Hosted by CompositesUK)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 16:00 - 17:00

WHAT: Innovation in Manufacture: Rapid processing of a large-scale structural carbon-epoxy floor pan component manufactured using Advanced Liquid Compression Moulding (ALCM)

WHO: Ffion Martin, Jaguar Land Rover (Research Engineer, Composites Manufacturing) & Joe Elford, National Composites Centre (Research Engineer) (Hosted by CompositeUK)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 16:00 - 17:00

WHAT: Innovation in Materials: The conversion of high density polyethylene and polypropylene plastic waste into highly engineered construction materials

WHO: Nick Probert, Head of Business Development Australasia, Sicut Enterprises Ltd  (Hosted by CompositesUK)

Sicut Enterprises Ltd is exploiting a unique technology that enables the conversion of plastic consumer waste into highly engineered construction materials for use across a range of sectors.   Sicut's flagship product is the Sicut Railway Sleeper which has gained worldwide recognition and has recently been approved by London Underground.  Sicut also utilises the unique material to manufacture building products including I-beams, pilings, boards and construction mats.  Sicut uses 100% recycled materials, which are recyclable after use and manufactured in the UK.


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 16:00 - 17:00

WHAT: Innovation in Design: FRP structural stair treads - minimising installation distruption at railway stations

WHO: Dura Composites (Hosted by CompositesUK)


COMPOSITES ENGINEERING

WHEN: 16:00 - 17:00

WHAT: Innovation in Design: Innovation in design for manufacture of lightweight carbon/epoxy structures

WHO: Peter Frewer, Frewer Engineering (Hosted by CompositesUK)