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Composites Engineering Show

The UK’s only dedicated Composite materials, design and processing event

Hosted as part of the Advanced Engineering UK 2015 group of events, the Composites Engineering Show represents the UK’s only annual trade show for the very latest in composites materials, moulding & processing equipment, trade processors & fabricators, design, simulation, test & automation partners and much more…

With supporting input from Composites UK, Netcomposites, RAPRA, National Composites Centre, BINDT, EPSRC CIMComp and others, the show provides an unmissable two days of leading industry suppliers, expert presentations, a multitude of special show floor features and networking opportunities.Reflecting UK industry’s increasing demand to harness the benefits of composites materials, the Composites Engineering Show provides a crucial annual showcase and Open Conference addressing the very latest in composites materials, composites processing equipment, tooling & technologies, related design & simulation technology, specialist composites processing services, composites test & inspection technologies and much more.

This year’s show is set to be its largest yet, with some 200+ dedicated composites exhibitors and some 50+contributing speakers to ‘composites’ related core themes over the two days.

1. GKN Aerospace (C20 feature, Aero13) - GKN - Inspection of composite wing spar section 2. PVS_5801 3. CG Tech (D202, Comp13) - AE2

The Exhibition

Some 200+ specialist ‘composites-related’ specialist exhibitors will display this year at the UK’s largest ever composites event:

Raw Materials & Chemicals
Semi-finished & intermediate products
Composites Design, Analysis & Simulation
Trade Processors & Fabricators
Processing technology equipment
Tooling & ancillaries
Composites Machining & Joining
Composite Assembly & automation technology
Composites finishing technologies
Composites Maintenance & Recycling
Composites Training….and much more

Co-locating in the same hall with Aero Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Performance Metals Engineering shows, providing high synergy additional showcases of capability, as part of a spectacular 5 show line up of 700+ exhibitors under the ‘Advanced Engineering UK’ 2015 banner.


4. SAUER (A115, Comp13) - Production_center console CFRP 5. CES-approved-Aerovac_SWS_253_-Aerovac-Systems-Ltd-300x200[1] 6. PVS_5591

 Ask the Expert’ Service – hosted by NetComposites

Who Should Attend

A ‘must attend’ for engineers, product designers, buyers, specifiers & manufacturing professionals from UK & International OEMs, primes, and component parts & structures SME’s in sectors including: Aerospace to Automotive, Motorsport, Marine, Construction, Defence, Medical, Transportation, Renewables, Oil & Gas, Sports & Leisure, Telecoms, Electrical, Agriculture, Industrial & Consumer product sectors PLUS UK-wide composites industry supply chain partners & processors.

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2014 Open Conference Overview

Part of the UK’s largest free to attend conference programme for the advanced engineering sectorspanning SIX show floor parallel open presentation theatres.

Key Composites session themes included in the 2014 programme  - include:

Covering latest industry trends, materials & processing innovation, new applications…and more……

  • Composite Preforming Simulation of Composite Applications

    Composite Innovation Cluster Project Updates

    Race-bred innovate Composite Automotive Solutions

    Composite Aerostructures Development

    Composite Bonding in Extreme Environments

    Composite Materials Characterisation and Modelling

    UK Composites Industry – Market Overview & Strategic Initiatives

    Composites Process   & Capability Advances

    Composite Materials Outlook in Automotive Industry Opportunities and Challenges

    Automotive Composites – Materials & Process Innovation

    Emerging Technologies – BioComposites & Sustainability

    Overseas Opportunities for UK Composites Industry

    Testing & Inspection Innovation Supporting Composites/Lightweight Materials Engineering

    Emerging Technologies – NanoComposites

    Composites Manufacturing – Process Innovations

    Composites UK   ‘Innovation of the year’ 2014 Awards Preview

    Advanced Composites for Niche Vehicle Applications

    Exporting to Norway – Oil & Gas Opportunities

    Developing a Composites Skills Strategy for the Future

    Emerging Technologies – Automation & Robotics in Composites

    Technical Textiles/Textile Reinforced Composites

    Non-Destructive Testing of Composite Materials & Structures

    Composites Applications in Industry: Construction

    Next-Generation Composite Manufacturing Processes

    Feature Skills in Advanced Engineering Panel Session

    Core Reinforcement Technology

    Composites Condition and Structural Health Monitoring

    Emerging Technologies – Composites Recycling

    Composite Materials & Process Innovations Automotive/Vehicles sector focus)

    Composites Applications in Industry: Rail Sector Opportunities

Preview Session (Hosted by CompositesUK)
On 11 November 2014, Composites UK will celebrate the achievements of the UK composites industry at the ever-growing Industry Awards Dinner, which will again coincide with the Composites Engineering Show.
2014 Winners confirmed as:
Innovation in Composite Design – Morgan Composites and Defence
•Innovation in Manufacture – Metrology Software Products
•Innovation in Materials – Zircotec
•Health and Safety – Lamplas
•Sustainability and Environmental – ELG Carbon Fibre
•Employee of the Year – Jonny Haley, MPM Bradford
•Employer of the Year – Airbus
•Apprentice of the Year – Kaylie Mitchell, MPM Bradford
Feature ‘preview’ presentations from THREE of this year’s award winners can be seen in Open Forum #3  at 15.30 – 16.00pm, ahead of the official 2014 Awards dinner presentations that evening.
Innovation in Design Award:
Structural Composite Blast and Ballistic Resistant Crew Compartment, Replacing Metallic Pod
Michael Sandercott, Lead Engineer, Morgan Composites and Defence
Innovation in Manufacture Award
NC-PerfectPart Eliminates Errors from Composite Machining
Peter Hammond, Technical Director, Metrology Software Products Ltd
Environmental Award
Recycling Process for Carbon Fibre
Alex Edge, Business Development Manager, ELG Carbon Fibre

CHECK FULL PROGRAMMES – for speakers, topics & times of presentations

Visitors get post-event access to all available* 2014 presentation material via personal log-in & password

*subject to speaker release


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