14th - 15th Jun 2017 Nottingham Conference Centre, UK
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
  • KTN


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 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 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.

Multicomp Pricing

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  • Save £50
  • Two day delegate place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night accommodation at The Crowne Plaza


  • Special student rate for 2 days attendance


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All-inclusive Speaker

  • If you're presenting at the conference you'll receive a heavily discounted rate.
  • Save £260
  • Two day delegate place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night accommodation at The Crowne Plaza


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