Programme

09:00

Registration and Networking


09:45

Welcome

Gemma Smith - NetComposites/Multicomp Chair


10:15

Discontinuous (Short) Carbon Fibre Composites for High-performance, High-volume Applications

Nick Warrior - University of Nottingham


10:45

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

Greg Lipoczi - CompoSIDE and STRUCTeam


11:15

Break and Networking


12:00

Thermoplastic Composites for Automotive Applications

Matt Sellens - Formaplex


12:30

Title TBC

- 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

Gemma Smith - NetComposites/Multicomp Chair


16:00

Panel Discussion Exploring Opportunities, Challenges and Trends of Employing and Joining Multimaterials for Lightweight Structures Featuring Brian O’Rourke, Chief Composites Engineer at Williams Grand Prix Engineering.


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