Composites Engineering

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Composites engineering

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.

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


Innovation in composites manufacturing, hosted by Mike Richardson (CIM)

11:00 - 11:15



11:15 - 11:30



11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:00



In-mold Process Analytics - the Next Step for Intelligent and Robust Composite Manufacturing

Alexander Chaloupka, NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH


Title TBC

Peter Quigley, CCP Gransden



Denis Crowley, University of Bristol


Heating of Composites using humm3 Technology

David Williams, Heraeus Noblelight

Delivering the UK Composites Strategy, hosted by Alex Aucken, CLF

12:30 - 12:45



12:45 - 13:00



13:00 - 13:15



Progressing the UKs industrial strategy

Cecilia Vandini, BEIS


Supporting growth and demand

Chris Taylor, Composites UK Chair


Sourcing your workforce now and in the future

Lucas Morgan, Forward Composites Ltd

Composites for infrastructure, hosted by Composites UK (Neil A, NCC)

13:30 - 13:40



13:40 - 13:50



13:50 - 14:00



14:00 - 14:10



Further opportunities for composites in railway structures

Rob Dean, Principal Engineer (Structures), Network Rail


Guidance for Bridge Designers

James Henderson, Atkins Ltd


Clever construction

Charlie Hall, C6N


Manufacturing Blackfriars Canopies

Henry Nicolson-Cole, Norco

Innovation Awards - Composites UK

14:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00

KTN - launch of Materials for Composites Special Interest Group

Steve Fletcher


Opportunites in Renewable Energy


10:00 - 10:15




10:15 - 10:30



Offshore Wind Supply Chain Opportunities

Peter Clusky, Senior Supply Chain Development Manager, Ørsted



Subsea tidal blade design

Jamie Snudden, AEL Airborne

Composites 4.0

11:00 - 11:15



11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:00


The Industrial IoT Journey to the Connected Factory

Clive Chitiz, VP Operations, EMEA, Plataine


3D printed sacrificial tooling for complex composite part fabrication

Graeme Bond, CEO, FDM Digital Solutions


Industrialised and digital manufacturing of Thermoplastic Composites

Joe Summers, AEL Airborne

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Hosted by Composites UK

12:00 - 12:30


Global Outlook for Composites

Nigel O'Dea, Lucintel

Competing in the Global market, hosted by Composites UK

12:30 - 12:45



12:45 - 13:00



13:00 - 13:15


Composites beyond Brexit

Syma Cullasy-Aldridge, Head of Business and International Engagement, Dept for Exiting the EU


UK Government Support for International Trade

David Taylor, DIT


Leveraging innovation funding to grow your business

Ajay Kapadia, KTN Ltd

Composites in Rail Rolling Stock

13:30 - 14:30



Title TBC

Francis Arthur, Research and Development Manager, TRB Lightweight Structures



The advantages of SMC components for rail rolling stock

Colin Hassard, Sales & Marketing Manager, Creative Composites

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