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Seminar programme

Take a look at the free-to-attend Aero Engineering forum, including topics such as, Aerospace 4.0, Hybrid Propulsion Systems, Additive Manufacturing Applications.

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Wednesday 30 October

10:00 - 11:00


National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP)

Harriet Wollarton, NATEP Programme Director, ADS Group Ltd

Digitising C Check Inspections in MRO

Mike Drummond, Commercial Director, Argenta Nova Ltd

Lightweight & Isotropic Aluminium Composite Developments in NATEP Program

Andrew Tarrant, Director, Materion AMC


13:30 - 14:00

Midlands Aerospace Alliance session

How regional aerospace alliances help their members

Andrew Mair, CEO, MAA


14:00 - 15:00

New materials for aerospace

Linear Friction Welding of Continuous Carbon Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Chris Worrall, TWI


16:00 - 16:30

Design and simulation

Advanced analysis of the effect of manufacturing defects on performances

Sami Daouk, e-Xstream

Virtual composites development and testing for cheaper and faster design cycles

Sami Daouk, e-Xstream


Thursday 31 October


10:00 - 10:30

Beyond Conformance Auditing – Adding Real Value to Your Business

Beyond Conformance Auditing – Adding Real Value to Your Business

Gene Morrison, Global Aviation, Space and Defence, Intertek


10:30 - 11:00

ADS Presents

The shifting technology landscape in Aerospace

Sameer Savani, Head of Innovation and Engineering, ADS


12:15 - 13:00

12:15 - 12:30


12:30 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:00

Additive manufacturing for aerosapce

Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace & Defence: Facts and Forecasts

Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

Enabling novel noise reduction technologies using additive manufacturing techniques

Prof. John Kennedy, HR - Head of the School of Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin
Prof. Henry Rice, Elected Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin

Next Gen - 3D Printed Composite Tooling

Jonathan Warbrick, Business Development Manager, Graphite Additive Manufacturing Ltd


13:30 - 14:30

14:00 - 14:15


14:15 - 14:30


Composites in aerospace

Delivering lightning protection for aircraft

Matthew Thornton, UKL Head of Innovation and Projects, Haydale

Bringing the advantages of automotive composite materials and manufacture to the aerospace industry

Laura Veldenz, Technical Sales Manager, SGL Carbon