Programme 2018

09:00 Registration and Exhibits
09:25 Welcome
09:30 Automation is the Key to Cracking the Composite Industry's Toughest Problems
Richard Collins, IDTechEx
Automated Material Placement Part 1
10:00 AFP – Increasing Deposition Rate
Matthew Frost, Coriolis Composites
10:30 Fibre Patch Placement Technology – Automated Fibre Lay-up for Complex Composites
Neven Majic, Cevotec
11:00 Break and Exhibits
Digital Manufacturing
11:30 The Industrial IoT Journey to the Connected Factory
Clive Chitiz, Plataine
12:00 Digital Composite Manufacturing – An Enabling Technology
David Hughes, Teesside University
12:30 Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Manufacturing for Automated Composite Production
Olivier Munaux, CGTech
13:00 Lunch and Exhibits
Aerospace Sector Focus
14:00 ATI Perspective for Composite Automation
Mark Summers, Aerospace Technology Institute
14:30 Advancement in Resin Infusion Technology For Manufacture of High Quality Aerospace Components & Future Automation
Will Harris, Composites Integration
15:00 Break and Exhibits
Panel Session: High Volume and Low Cost Challenges and the Opportunities for Automation
15:30 Andrew Page, Toyota Tsusho UK; Nick Warrior, University of Nottingham and Richard Collins, IDTechEx
19:30 Predinner Drinks
20:00 Dinner
09:30 Registration and Exhibits
09:55 Welcome
Designing with Composite Materials
10:00 PROSEL: An On-line Design Tool for Composite Materials and Process Selection - Applied to an Automotive Body Component
Andrew Mills, Cranfield University
Automated Material Placement Part 2
10:30 Automated Tape Placement Technology as a Novel Approach for Manufacturing Hybrid Metal/Thermoplastic Composite Components
Manuel Alvarez Souto, AIMEN Technology Centre
11:00 Break and Exhibits
Machining Composites
11:30 Error-Free Composite Machining
Peter Hammond, Metrology Software Products
Funding for Innovation
12:00 Funding Opportunities for Composites Innovation
Ben Walsh, Innovate UK
12:30 Next Generation Composites Manufacturing - Transforming the UK Composites Supply Chain
Paul Gallen, NCC and Hannah Tew, AMRC
13:00 Lunch Break and Exhibits
High Volume Manufacturing
14:00 Composite Structural Components in the Automotive Industry: From Niche Applications to Mass Production with the Support of Simulation
Chandragupt Gorwade, ESI Group
14:30 Surface Preparation in Volume Manufacturing
Terence Warmbier, Oxford Advanced Surfaces
15:00 Research and Development of Composites at WMG in High Volume Automotive Applications
Helena Simmonds, WMG, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick
15:30 Automated, Short Cycle Production of Polymer Composite Applications with Special Regards to the Complexity and Recyclability of Composite Elements
Peter Pomlényi, Evopro Systems Engineering
16:00 Close