Composites Engineering forum

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Seminar programme

Take a look at the free-to-attend Composites Engineering forum, including topics such as, Future of the Industry; Next Generation Materials; NDE and Repair, Fire Performance.

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Wednesday 30 October

09:30 - 10:15

09:40 - 09:45


09:55 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:10

Pecha Kucha

Enhancing the Analysis of Layered Composite Materials with Simulation

Daniel Molner, Applications Engineer, Comsol

Advanced bonded fixings for use in composites

Thomas Wood, Managing Director, Adhesion Technologies

Masterbatch for thermopastic composites



10:15 - 10:30

Cold Spray of advanced materials

Cold Spray of advanced materials: bulk additive manufacturing

Professor Rocco Lupoi, Trinity College, Dublin


10:30 - 12:45

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:15

Composites 4.0

Design principles and goals of Composites 4.0


How the discretization of fiber lay-up enables self-corrective process control

Naven Majic, Executive VP, Cevotec GmBH

Robust AI-assisted design of lightweight composite components

Andre Wilmes, CEO, Rafinex Ltd


11:30 - 12:20

12:00 - 12:10

Fire performance

Making light weight of fire

Simon Price, Managing Director/CEO, CFP Composites


15:30 - 16:30

Training Session

Introduction to composites

Joe Caruthers, Managing Director, Coventive Composites


Thursday 31 October

09:45 - 10:25

10:15 - 10:25

Commercialising Graphene

Graphene Filter, turns seawater into drinkable water using active carbon and graphene oxide membrane

Chris Rooney, Inventor/Innovator/Electrician/Mechanical Engineer, Roontech


10:30 - 11:30

Tooling for composites

Efficient, environmentally friendly, and safe cleaning of tooling for composite components

Richard Starkey, Industry Manager, Aviation, Safechem Europe GmBH

Rapid tool and process development

Ian Cowley, Director/Technical Consultant, Engineering and Beyond Ltd

What is AI and where are the applications in tooling for composites parts?

Adam Lofts, CTO, Mouldbox


11:30 - 12:30

Next Generation composite materials

Composites & Sustainability: discovering the potential of INEOS recycled PET based resins

Alfredo Ayza, EMEA Product Manager, Unsaturated Poly Resins, INEOS Composites

A Reach into the Green future of advanced resin chemistry

Dominic Hopwood, Resin Sales Manager, Bitrez

Performance of novel thin ply carbon fibre composites

Rebecca Blow, Materials Engineer, R-Tech Services

Novel Composite Materials and Processes for the Marine Energy Sector

Dr Edward McCarthy, Lecturer in Composites Design and Testing, University of Edinburgh


12:30 - 13:20

12:40 - 12:50


12:50 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:10

Preparing for a post-Brexit UK

Supporting infrastructure for the sector

Faye Smith, Vice-Chair, Composites UK

Government support for materials

Paul Glossop, Assistant Director, Metals and Advanced Materials

REACH regulations post-Brexit

Martin Wright, Polynt Composites


13:30 - 14:30

NDE and Repair of Composites

Fibre-Optic Sensors the Complete Solution for NDT, Structural Health and In-Service Monitoring of Composite Structures

Robert Knapp, Director, Epilson Optics

DRS Inspection of Engineered Composite Repairs – At Installation and In-Service


Importance of high quality testing of composite materials

Geraint Havard, Composites Manager, R-Tech Materials