Aero Engineering Forum


Conference Program - Aero Engineering Forum



Day 1 - Wednesday 31 October 2018

Technology Focus: Additive Manufacturing

10:00 - 10:30


Transforming Aeroacoustics and NVH using additive manufacturing

Professor Henry Rice, Head of the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin


10:30 - 11:00


Aerospace 4.0: Adoption of Digital Capabilities in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS Group

Big Data for the Aerospace Supply Chain, hosted by Sameer Savani, ADS

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:30

11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:00


A Practical Application of Data and Industry

Richard Fernandes, ATOS & Chair of ADS Digital Manufacturing Group


Making Distributed Ledge Technology Work for Your Business

Christian Beck, Digital Catapult


Big Data Can Be Tricky – So What Should I Do?

Peter Maloney, Chief Strategy Officer, Inaventure


Joint Q&A



KEYNOTE, Chaired by Neil Calder, Engineered Capabilities

12:00 - 12:30


Aerospace Composites Technology Roadmapping

Ed Andrews, Technologist, Aerospace Technology Institute

Composites supply chain for aerospace, chaired by Neil Calder, Director, Engineered Capabilities

12:30 - 12:45

12:45 - 13:00



Developing & Industrialising Advanced Composite Aerostructure Components in Scotland

Graeme Ralph, Principle Manufacturing Research and Development Engineer, Spirit Aerosystems


From Filler to Flight – The Supply Chain of Nanomaterials in Aerospace

Stuart Sykes, Project Engineer, Haydale

13:00 - 13:15



Susan Byatt, Project Leader, STEM Ambassador Hub West Midlands, University of Worcester

Mass Production

13:15 - 13:30


Digital Metal®, AM Technology for Serial Production of Complex Metal Components

Alexander Sakratidis, Sales & Marketing Manager, Digital Metal AB

Space Engineering

13:30 - 13:45

13:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:30


It Is Rocket Science! – UK Space Engineering for the New Space Economy

Mike Lawton, Founder/ CEO, Oxford Space Systems


Why it's important to improve the public's engagement in Space

Christopher Isaac, Operations Director, Festival for Engineering and Manufacturing 2018


SABRE - A New Approach to Low Cost, High Cadence Space Access

Mark Wood, Reaction Engines


Joint Q&A



The IET presents

14:30 - 15:00


Drone Operations to Support Engineering

Tony Hicks & Andrew Syddell, Head of Business Development & Business Development Executive,

The IET: The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Additive Manufacturing

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

15:45 - 16:00


Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace & Defence: Facts and Forecast

Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx


Design, Validation and Certification of Business Jet and VIP Interior Components Utilising Polymeric Additive Manufacturing

Brett Peterson, Head of Engineering, Bristol Aero


Surface Finish Measurement on Additive Surfaces

Daniel Steinkellner, Sales Director, Alicona


Additive Manufacturing - Applications in Aerospace

Nour Eid, Technologist, ATI

Midland Aerospace Alliance Presents

16:00 - 16:15


DRAMA – Digital Reconfigurable Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace – a Supply Chain Perspective on Additive Manufacturing

Bridget Day, Supply Chain Technology Director, Midlands Aerospace Alliance

DAY 2 - Thursday 1 November 2018

Aerospace Supply Chain

10:00 - 10:30

Technological Shifts and Sector Growth

Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS Group

Competitive Advantage

10:30 - 11:00

AS9145 APQP and PPAP : Delivering Effective New Product Introduction and Competitive Advantage

Andy Spence, General Manager - Aerospace, SMMT Industry Forum Limited


11:00 - 11:30


Denzil Lawrence, UK Supplier Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

North West Aerospace Alliance Presents

11:30 - 11:45


The North West Pilot of the SC21 Competitive & Growth Programme

Dr David W. Bailey FRAeS, Chief Executive Officer, North West Aerospace Alliance

Midland Aerospace Alliance Presents

11:45 - 12:00


Bottom-Up Innovation in the Aerospace Supply Chain

Andrew Mair, Chief Executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance (MAA)


12:00 - 12:30

Prospero Graphene in Aerospace

Billy Beggs, Engineering Innovation Manager, University of Central Lancashire

KEYNOTE, hosted by Malcolm Foster, GKN Aerospace

12:30 - 13:00


Aerospace Composites Technology Roadmap

Ed Andrews, Technologist, Aerospace Technology Institute

Composites in Aerospace, hosted by Malcolm Foster, Chief Engineer Advanced Projects , GKN Aerospace

13:00 - 13-15



13:15 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00



Application of new technologies in the rapid design, manufacturing and support of advanced and highly engineered composite components

Mr Chris Botting C.Eng FIMMM, Materials, Processes and Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group


Fast process composites for aerospace interiors

Mike Orange, Founder Director, Cecence

Nanocarbon Enhancement for Aerospace Solutions - Electrically Conductive Polymers

Adam Joesbury, Project Engineer, Haydale

Aluminium Matrix Composites: Enhancing the capabilities of the world’s most demanding products

Richard Thompson, Commercial Director, Alvant Ltd

Aircraft of the future

14:00 - 14:15

14:15 - 14:30

14:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:00


Electrification, Power density – what the future could look like

Luke Barker, Chief Engineer, Integral Powertrain


Friction Stir Channeling

Joao Gandra, Senior Project Leader, The Welding Institute (TWI)


Tethered Drones Generating kW-MW: Airborne Wind Energy

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx


Joint Q&A



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