The presentations will be a blend of original, academic research papers with leading-edge manufacturing development and case studies from the composites industry.  Leading global researchers and practitioners in composites manufacturing will offer Keynote Lectures during the conference.

Topics covered with include:

  • New and novel manufacturing technologies
  • Use of digital technologies in manufacturing
  • Automated deposition and processing technologies
  • Sustainable manufacture
  • Out-of-Autoclave and Vacuum-Bag-Only processing for large structures
  • 3D printing, additive and hybrid manufacturing of composites
  • Design for manufacture via validated simulation
  • Characterisation of composite material flow and processing behaviour
  • Manufacturing for multifunctional composites and integrated structures
  • Inspection, NDE and in-process evaluation
     

Keynote Speakers

Dr. R. Byron Pipes, Executive Director, Indiana Manufacturing Institute, Purdue University, USA
“High-Rate Composites Manufacturing and Model-Based Engineering”

Dr. Turlough McMahon, Airbus, Toulouse, France
“Composite Aerostructure Manufacturing - Challenges and Enablers for the Future”

Frederic Sicard, Subject Matter Expert - Structural Composite
“TUCANA - Lightweight, high volume, affordable automotive structure”

Draft Programme: Please note that this programme is subject to change

Wednesday 20 October
Time   Room A   Room B

09:00
 
 
Welcome / Opening
 
Welcome / Opening

09:15
 
 
Keynote Speaker: TUCANA - Lightweight, high volume, affordable automotive structure
Frederic Sicard, Subject Matter Expert - Structural Composite, Jaguar Land Rover
 
    Session A1   Session B1
    Manufacturing for multifunctional composites and integrated structures   Design for manufacture via validated simulation
10:00   Automated Hybrid Composite Processing
Jens Schlimbach
Leibniz-Institute for Composite Materials (Germany)
  A deep learning surrogate model for rapid prediction of geometry-induced wrinkles in fabric preforming
Verner Viisainen
University of Cambridge (UK)
 
10:25   More Carbon for Carbon: Carbon fibre electrodes for structural composite energy storage devices
Olivier Hubert
University of Vienna (Austria)
  On the investigation of a simulation framework to predict process-induced shape distortions suitable for manufacturing aerospace thermoset composites
Neoklis Traiforos,
Airbus Defence and Space (Germany)
 
10:50   Evaluation of different bonding strategies for glass-fiber reinforced epoxy resin with embedded elastomer layers
Janeric Semar
Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (Germany)
 
  Double diaphragm forming simulation using a multi-resolution modelling strategy for defect detection in complex structures
Fei Yu
University of Nottingham (UK)
11:15   Break and Posters
 
  Break and Posters
    Session A2   Session B2
    Sustainable manufacture   Characterisation of composite material flow and processing behaviour
11:45   Lignin Precursor Materials for Carbon Fibre Production – State of the Art and Future Prospects
Maurice Collins
University of Limerick (Ireland)
 
  In-Situ Fibre Tow Compaction with Application to Continuous Fibre Composite 3D Printing
Joshua Hares
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
12:10   Converting Mixed Plastic Waste into Value-Added Composite Products
Kate O'Rourke
The University of Edinburgh
 
  Defect detection and process control in resin transfer moulding
Andreas Endruweit
University of Nottingham (UK)
12:35   High Performance Discontinuous Fibre (HiPerDiF) technology: the environmental impact of closing the loop on recycling composites
Amy Fitzgerald
University of Surrey (UK)
 
  Investigation of Cutting Edge Quality for Separation Processes of Fibre-Metal-Laminates
Vicky Reichel
TU Braunschweig (Germany)
13:15   Lunch and Poster Session
 
  Lunch and Poster Session
    Session A3   Session B3
    Out-of-autoclave and vacuum-bag-only processing for large structures   Automated deposition and processing technologies
14:00   Out-of-Autoclave Composites Manufacture for Naval Platform Structural Applications
Richard Craven
QinetiQ (UK)
  Automated thermoplastic tape placement process using inline monitoring for stabilized processing conditions
Ralf Schledjewski
Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria)

14:25

  Process Optimisation for Liquid Resin Infusion of Thick Glass Fibre-Reinforced Acrylic/PPE Hybrid
Winifred Obande
The University of Edinburgh (UK) Composites
 
 

Thermal simulation of flashlamp heating for automated tape placement
Anastasios Danezis
Heraeus Noblelight Ltd (UK)

14:50

  Developments in Out Of Autoclave composites manufacturing science for future structures
David Raynor
Composite Integration Ltd (UK)
 
  Composites 4.0
Joe Summers
Airborne UK (UK)
15:00   End of Day 1
Thursday 21 October

Time
 
Room A
 
 
Room B
   
Session A4
 
 
Session B4
   
New and novel manufacturing technologies
 
 
3D printing, additive and hybrid manufacturing of composites

09:00
 
Tailoring glass fiber surface for the polymerization and crystallization of anionic polyamide 6
Achraf Belkhiri
Université de Toulouse (France)
 
 
Additive manufacturing of polymer composites reinforced with buckypapers made of carbon nanotubes and short carbon fibres
Bartosz Gackowski
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
 

09:25
 
Transverse Liquid Composites Moulding Processes for Advanced Composites Material Manufacturing
Jeeeun Lee
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
 
 
Hybrid manufacturing of curved continuous carbon fibre reinforced dual-polymer composites
Dongmin Yang
The University of Edinburgh (UK)

09:50
 
Development of a new Method for Manufacturing hollow fiber-reinforced plastic Structures for aeronautical Applications using structural CFRP Cores
Thomas Rief
IVW Kaiserslautern (Germany)
 
   

10:15
 
 
Break and Posters
 
Break and Posters
   
Session A5
 
 
Session B5
   
New and novel manufacturing technologies
 
 
Manufacturing for multifunctional composites and integrated structures
 

10:45
 
Analysing the Influence of Binder Architectures on Compressibility and Permeability of 3D Woven Preforms with Warp Way and Weft Way Binders
Kazi Sowrov
University of Manchester (UK)
 
 
Investigation of Fibre-Reinforcement of Thermoplastics in Rotational Moulding
David Castellanos
Queen's University Belfast (UK)

11:10
 
Influence of Material Parameters through the resin application and pressing stages of Wet Compression Moulding
Balaji Muthuvel
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
 
 
Influence of binder configuration on the performance of 3D woven carbon/epoxy composites
Monali Dahale
Ulster University (UK)

11:35
 
Novel Through Thickness Reinforcement Method for Carbon Composite Structures with No Reduction in In-Plane Properties
William Moses
Ulster University (UK)
 
 
Development of integrated electrical self-sensing in aerospace CFRP components
Matthew Collinson
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (UK)

12:00
 
 
Lunch and Poster Session
 
Lunch and Poster Session

13:00
 
 


Keynote Speaker: High-Rate Composites Manufacturing and Model-Based Engineering
Byron Pipes, Executive Director, Indiana Manufacturing Institute, Purdue University

   
Session A6
 
 
Session B6
   
Characterisation of composite material flow and processing behaviour
 
 
Design for manufacture via validated simulation
 

13:45
 
Processing and characterisation of carbon fibre/PEKK composites
Helena Perez-Martin,
The University of Edinburgh (UK)
 
 
Design and manufacture of multi-material vehicle bodies
Ross Minty
Far-UK Ltd (UK)

14:10
 
Experimental and Numerical Characterisation of Fibre Orientation Distributions in Compression Moulded Carbon Fibre SMC
Connie Qian
Warwick Manufacturing Group (UK)
 
 
Local intra-ply stitch removal for improved formability of biaxial non-crimp fabrics
Shuai Chen
University of Nottingham (UK)

14:35
 
An experimental study of the friction resistance of carbon/epoxy prepreg sheets
David Aveiga
Imdea Materials (Spain)
 
 
Numerical Assessment of Variability in Double Diaphragm Forming of Non-Crimp Fabric Preforms
Andrea Codolini
University of Cambridge (UK)
 

15:00
 
 
End of Day 2
Friday 22 October
Time   Room A   Room B

09:00
 
Keynote 3 - Turlough McMahon, Airbus
 
   
Session A7
 
 
Session B7
   
Out-of-autoclave and vacuum-bag-only processing for large structures
 
 
Sustainable Manufacture

09:45
 
Monomer selection for natural fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacture by monomer infusion under flexible tooling (MIFT)
John Summerscales
University of Plymouth (UK)
 
 
Sustainable and safe out-of-oven manufacturing of FRPs with integrated multifunctionalities: from energy efficient manufacturing to damage sensing and de-icing
Han Zhang
Queen Mary University of London (UK)

10:10
 
The significance of spatial temperature variations in large volume oven curing
Adam Fisher
University of Bristol (UK)
 
 
Investigating the properties of thermoplastic acrylic-glass composites for marine and tidal energy applications
Machar Devine
The University of Edinburgh (UK)
 

10:35
 
Comparative study of compaction and voids development during out-of-autoclave curing followed by X-rays micro-tomography
Philippe Olivier
Institut Clément ADER (France)
 
 
Impact of the manufacturing of thermostable matrix composite semi-finished products on their integrity and consolidation
Lisa Feuillerat
Institut Clément Ader (France)

11:00
 
 
Break and Posters
 
Break and Posters
   
Session A8
 
 
Session B8
   
New and novel manufacturing technologies
 
 
Automated deposition and processing technologies

11:30
 
Modular Infusion: Novel Approaches to Segregation and Control of Flow Fronts Within Liquid Resin Moulding
Joe Soltan
National Composites Centre (UK)
 
 
Time-temperature dependent adhesive tack and contact area development between prepreg carbon fibre tape and rigid substrate
Andreas Endruweit
University of Nottingham (UK)
 

11:55
 
Manufacturing of a hybrid CFRP aluminum structure using aluminum high pressure die casting
Alexander Marx
Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (Germany)
 
 
A computational and experimental analysis of the influence of guide ring size on fibre architecture in the braiding process
Bethany Grimes
National Composites Centre (UK)

12:20
 
Non-intrusive online Tg estimation for advanced composites manufacturing
Nikos Pantelelis
Synthesites (Belgium)
 
 
Powder Resin System - a new way of composites manufacturing
Marcel Schubiger
Swiss CMT AG (Switzerland)

12:45
 
Model based online control of composites cure
Mehdi Asareh
Cranfield University (UK)
 
 
Powder Epoxy Towpregging Tapeline for Automated Fibre Placement
Colin Robert
The University of Edinburgh (UK)
 

13:10
 
 
Closing Remarks
   

13:20
 
 
Close of Conference