14th - 15th Jun 2017 Nottingham Conference Centre, UK
Multicomp
Multimaterials and joining for lightweight composite structures
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2017 Attendees Include:

  • SHAPE-Machining
  • 3M
  • Oxford Advanced Surfaces
  • University of Manchester
  • CompoSIDE
  • National Composites Centre
  • Cranfield University
  • Formaplex
  • Hexcel Composites
  • KTN
  • KS Composites
  • AMRC
  • National Composites Centre

Multicomp

Multimaterial composites for multifunctionality

NetComposites launches a brand new conference bringing together researchers, designers, manufacturers and end-users to showcase the latest developments in hybrid composite solutions within high value sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail and energy.

It is often the case that the optimum balance of performance and cost is obtained through the use of multimaterial assemblies of composites, metals and polymers. Hybrid material structures that exploit the principle of using 'the right material in the right place' provide new design opportunities, and are often a stepping stone to the more widespread adoption of high performance materials such as composites.

However, the design and manufacturing of multimaterial structures is not without its challenges. Robust strategies for material selection, assembly, repair and end-of-life must all be developed. Furthermore, opportunities for incorporating additional functionality ought to be exploited to maximise the benefits of the hybrid approach.

This conference will explore the opportunities and challenges of hybrid material structures, with a particular emphasis upon the integration of composites. It will also provide a forum for companies and individuals to explore the latest trends in hybrid composite structures and identify new opportunities for products within their business areas.

Topics will include:

• Optimised material selection for hybrid structures
• Design for lightweighting
• Design for cost optimisation
• Multi-functional design
• Joining of composites to other materials
• Industrial assembly of multimaterial structures
• Condition monitoring of multimaterial structures
• Repair of multimaterial structures
• Disassembly and end-of-life management of multimaterial structures
• Case studies of multimaterial applications

The conference will provide the opportunity for companies and individuals to identify current and future technologies and explore possible collaborative partnerships to utilise hybrid composite technologies for their business.

Multicomp Pricing

Register now for special deals!

Delegate

All-inclusive

  • Two day delegate place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night accommodation at The Crowne Plaza

Student

  • Special student rate for 2 days attendance

Multicomp 2017

Exhibition options

Our exhibition packages are designed to provide the opportunity to market your brand with a range of benefits, both at the event and online. Enhanced, premium and premium plus stands include printed backdrop, hire of framework & TV where applicable, light(s), handling and shipping.

Conference dinner

Join us for an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment whilst continuing to network with delegates in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Cost per head is £60 (plus VAT), or why not opt for an all-inclusive conference package for convenience, and save money?

Registration

Registration is now open. Register today to reserve your place for this exciting conference and take advantage of some fantastic early bird and all-inclusive rates until 10th March 2017.

Programme

09:00

Registration and Networking


09:45

Welcome

Joe Carruthers - NetComposites/Multicomp Chair


10:15

Title TBC

Nick Warrior - University of Nottingham


10:45

Workflows and Innovative Software Solutions to Enable Design and Cost Optimisation of Lightweight Structures Using Composite Materials

Julien Sellier - CompoSIDE


11:15

Break and Networking


12:00

Thermoplastic Composites for Automotive Applications

Matt Sellens - Formaplex


12:30

Title TBC

Ben Swain - KS Composites


13:00

Lunch and Networking


14:00

Innovative Welding Technique for Thermoplastic Composites

Sean Cooper - TODS Aerospace


14:30

Carbon/Flax Micro-Sandwich Laminates to Reduce Part Cost, Weight and NVH

Gareth Davies - Composites Evolution


15:00

Break and Networking


15:45

Post-It Note Session Feedback

Joe Carruthers - NetComposites/Multicomp Chair


16:00

Panel Discussion


09:00

Registration


09:45

Using ShapeTex Aligned Fibres to Optimise Lightweight Structures and Reduce In-Process Waste

Glen Pascoe - Shape Machining


10:15

High Volume Manufacturing of Automotive CFRP Hybrid Structures

Chris Harrington - Hexcel Composites


10:45

Break and Networking


11:30

High Efficiency Performance

Paul Gallen - National Composites Centre


12:00

Joining of Composites and Dissimilar Plastics in Volume Manufacture

Terence Warmbier - Oxford Advanced Surfaces


12:30

Metal to Carbon Fibre Composite Joining – Guidelines and Novel Embedded Insert Solutions for Lightweight Structures

Lawrence Cook - Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre, Cranfield University


13:00

Lunch and Networking


14:00

Two worlds separated by a common science: exploring adhesive bonding processes in the Automotive and Aerospace sectors

Jeff Kapp - 3M


14:30

An Intermediary Material in a Composites to Metal Joint

Adam Joesbury - University of Manchester


15:00

Break and Networking


15:30

Composite BIW Development using VR&D Genesis

David Vickerman - GRM Consulting


16:00

The Future Role of Composites in Manufacturing

Lee Harper - EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing HUB


Multicomp Pricing

Register now for special deals!

Delegate

All-inclusive

  • Two day delegate place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night accommodation at The Crowne Plaza

Student

  • Special student rate for 2 days attendance

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