Composites Engineering/ Advanced Materials Forum

Advanced Engineering 2018


Register to visit now
Composites engineering

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.

We’re continuously confirming new speakers, so you can plan your day more effectively, check back next week for the most up-to-date programme


Repair and Inspection, hosted by BINDT

10:00 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30



10:30 - 10:45



10:45 - 11:00



Repair and inspection of large structures



Bruisable Composites – Smart Damage Detection Technology

James Mortimer, Project Engineer, Haydale


Aircraft part inspection with X-Rays and photon counting detectors assisted by two arm robotic system.

Richard Kaderabe,  Radalytica s.r.o. Imaging Specialist


Crashworthiness of Low-Cost 3D Woven Composites: Predicting and Validating High-Rate Component Crush Performance

Albany Engineered Composites

Biobased Materials, hosted by Geoff Foulds, NetComposites

11:00 - 11:15



11:15 - 11:30


Utilising Carbon/Flax Hybrid Solutions for Component and Tooling Applications

Gareth Davies, Commercial Manager, Composites Evolution Ltd


Developments in Natural-Fibre-Composites Processing for Improved Properties/Reduced Costs

Geoff Foulds, Senior Development Engineer, Coventive Composites Ltd

Fire - the 'hot topic', hosted by Composites UK

12:00 - 12:15



12:15 - 12:30



12:30 - 12:45



10:30 - 10:45


Enhancing Composite Fire Protection Using Nonwovens

Adam Black & Nigel Walker, Technical Fibre Products


Scott Bader Crestafire systems for demanding FST applications

Neil Gray, Global Market Manager, Fire, Smoke & Toxic fume (FST) Performance products, Scott Bader


GRP fire safety cabinet

Guy Atkins & Laxman Sivanathan, Jo Bird & Co Ltd


Fire performance standards

Christopher Smith-Wong, Managing Director / Research Engineer, BSI

Composites for Energy Storage, hosted by NetComposites

13:00 - 13:15


Title TBC

Axel Seifert, Managing Director, Optimum CPV


Training, hosted by NetComposites

10:00 - 11:00



What is a Composite Material? An Introductory Training Session from Coventive Composites

Joe Caruthers, Managing Director, Coventive Composites Ltd

Innovation in Materials, hosted by Nigel Keen, NCC

11:00 - 11:15



11:15 - 11:30



11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:00



Surface Preparation in Volume Manufacturing

Terence Warmbier, Oxford Advanced Surfaces


Performance of novel thin ply carbon fibre composites

Rebecca Blows, Research Engineer, R-Tech Materials


Acoustic Nonwovens

George Kellie, Kellie Solutions


Secure wireless data transmission through composites without any wiring harnesses or fibre optics

Jasmin Stein, Senior Project Leader (Composites), TWI

Next generation Composites, hosted by Richard Collins, IDTechEx

12:00 - 12:15



12:15 - 12:30



12:30 - 12:45



12:45 - 13:00



Surface Preparation in Volume Manufacturing

Terence Warmbier, Oxford Advanced Surfaces


Compound benefits of hybrid composites

Rob Sutton, TenCate


Title TBC

Paul McMullan, Sigmatex


Driving innovation in advanced materials

Dr John Conti-Ramsden, KCMC

Composites for Extreme Environments, hosted by Chris Hare, NetComposites

13:00 - 13:15



13:15 - 13:30



13:30 - 13:45



Protecting from High Velocity Impacts with Thermoplastic Composites

Chris Hare, Technology Manager, Coventive Composites Ltd


Ultra Low Heat Release,Temperature Resistant Prepregs for Transport Applications

George Platt, Development Chemist, Composites Evolution


Surface Waves Aid Composite Risers in Hazardous Deep Water Operations

Chris Worral, Principal Project Leader, TWI

Open forum
Open forum
Open forum
Open forum
Open forum


Jeremy Whittingham

Jeremy Whittingham

Head of Marketing

+44 (0)20 3196 4360

Hetal Patel

Marketing Project Manager

+44 (0)20 3196 4361

Hannah Morgan

Marketing Executive

+44 (0)20 3196 4362