Composites Innovation 2016 – Advances in Automation

Composite robotNetComposites presents COMPOSITES INNOVATION 2016 Sponsored by the AMRC with Boeing, an international conference taking place on 22-23rd June 2016 at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel, UK.

This conference will explore developments related to new and advanced manufacturing processes for products made of composite materials, with particular focus on innovation related to the automation of processes for light-weighting and increased composites production rates, including:

  • Automated fibre reinforced thermoplastic taped placement
  • Advanced joining technology for hybrid structures
  • Next generation of thermoset composite manufacturing and post-processing
  • Rapid manufacturing using new environmental friendly processes for Resin Transfer Moulding

Composites Innovation will also feature a tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), highlighting:

  • Composite Machining
  • Advanced Curing
  • Automated Production
  • Novel Materials and Processes

Plus an overview presentation of the AMRC’s expertise in carbon fibre composite materials  and it’s capabilities.

Delegate Rate – £425.00 
Student Rate – £300.00 
Speaker Rate – £300.00

All prices plus VAT

Register here:

AMRC7Exhibition Options

Promote your institution or organisation at Composites Innovation 2016 on 22-23 June.

Our exhibition packages are designed to provide the opportunity to market your brand with a range of benefits, both at the event and online, which will include:

  • Excellent dissemination opportunity
  • Raised brand awareness
  • Enhanced digital profile
  • Audience engagement
  • Entertainment opportunities for clients and staff
  • Take the hassle out of  exhibiting. For a one-off fee let us create your enhanced, premium or deluxe stand and we will design, deliver and build your exhibition area ready for your arrival.

We ask that exhibitors place orders by 27th May 2016. Please note that space is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Additional options

  • Poster placement – £60 (includes A0 print and delivery)
  • Lanyards (if available) – up to two colour print – £350
  • Delegate pack insert  – £195

Basic Package £225
1 table + 2 chairs

Enhanced £350
1 table + 2 chairs
1m wide graphic backdrop with LED downlight

1 table + 2 chairs
2m wide graphic backdrop with 2 LED downlights

Deluxe £755
1 table + 2 chairs
2m wide graphic backdrop with 2 LED downlights

Spaces are limited – book now by clicking here!

Day 1 – 22nd June

09:00 Registration, Exhibition and Networking
09:55 Opening
Session 1: Automated Lay-up of Composites – part 1
 10:00 Keynote: TBC
 10:25 Recent Advances in the Automated Processing of Thermoplastic Tapes – Stellar Project
Tido Peters, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
 10:50 Automated Manufacturing for Mass Production
Matthew Frost, Coriolis Composites
 11:15 Refreshment Break, Exhibition and Networking
Session 2: Process Simulation & Planning
 11:40 Developments in Programming and Simulation for Composite Lay-up Manufacturing
John Reed, CG Tech
 12:05 Context Aware Computing Leverages the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to Create a Rich Digital Context and Weave the Digital Thread for Automated and Optimised Decision Making in Composites Manufacturing
Clive Chitiz, Plataine
12:30 Simulating the Forming of Thermoplastic Composites
Tim Surry, Altair
 12:55 Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
Session 3: Materials
 14:00 Growing Pains: Scaling Basalt Manufacture from 200 to 20000 tonnes
David Simmons, Mafic
 14:25 A Novel Thermoplastic Composite Prepreg of Discontinuous Carbon Fibres and Polypropylene Matrix
M.Akonda, Tilsatec
 14:50 3D Woven Near-Net Shape Preforms
Hassan El-Dessouky, AMRC
 15:15 Integrating Thermal Highways into Cast Aluminium Parts – Thermaco Project
Rosario Squatrito, University of Bologna
 15:40 Refreshment Break, Exhibition and Networking
Session 4: Resin Transfer Moulding and Infusion
 16:05 Recent Advances in Powder Coating Technology for use in the RTM Process – Ecogel Project
Fernando Castro, Ecoinnova and Raquel Giner Borrull, AIMPLAS
 16:30 Manufacturing Large Composite Structures by Direct Infusion
Stephen Leonard-Williams, Composites Integration
 16:55 Close
19:30 – 20:00 Conference Dinner 

Day 2 – 23rd June

09:00 Registration, Exhibition and Networking
09:30 Travel to AMRC 
Composites Innovation at the AMRC
 09:55 Welcome
 10:00 Groups 1, 2 & 3 – Composites Centre Tour

  • Composites Machining
  • Advances Curing
  • Automated Production
  • Novel Materials and Processes

Groups 4, 5 & 6 – AMRC Capabilities Presentation

 10:45 Groups 4, 5 & 6 – Composites Centre Tour

  • Composites Machining
  • Advances Curing
  • Automated Production
  • Novel Materials and Processes

Groups 1, 2 & 3 – AMRC Capabilities Presentation

 11:30 Return to Conference Venue
 12:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Networking
 13:00 AMRC Member Presentation
Session 5: Automated Lay-up of Composites – part 2
 13:25 Hybrid Structures Manufactured by Using Thermoplastic Tape Placement for Local Reinforcement Build-up
Ralf Schledjewski, Montanuniversität Leoben
 13:50 Cygnet Texkimp
 14:15 Unchaining the Potential of Continuous Processed and Hybrid Construction
Mikko Lassila, Exel Composites
 14:40 Refreshment Break, Exhibition and Networking
Session 6: Machining
15:05 Increased Productivity Techniques for Composite Waterjet Machining
Mohamad Hashish, Flow International
 15:30 TBC
 15:55 AMRC Composite Centre Member Company – TBC
 16:20 Conference Close
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