Composites Engineering Forum | Advanced Engineering

2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK's leading gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK's leading gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

2 & 3 November 2022
NEC, Birmingham

2022 forum programme will be available soon – please see the final 2021 programme below.

Composites Engineering Forum

The rise of composite materials continues across an ever-increasing number of applications. The advances provided by composite materials within automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, to name just a few, are revolutionising businesses and benefiting millions of people. With the industry showing no signs of slowing down, the Composites Engineering show has already established itself as one of the world’s most important composite raw material, design, processing and applications events.

Sessions for 2022 will be added over the coming months. Register your interest to be the first to hear about newly confirmed speakers!

Sponsored by… 

Headline sponsor: GRP Solutions provide our customers with a world of choice in composites. GRP Solutions works with leading global suppliers to provide clients with the best selection of composite products in the market.

Day 1

Digitalisation - What Does It Mean For Composites?

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Digital transformation – Marc Funnel, Head of Digital Engineering, NCC

Using Data To Improve Efficiency and Save You Money – Miroslav Stojkovic, General and Engineering Manager, Airborne UK

Working Towards Digital Supply Chains, Built On Transparency and Facts – Hana Robertson, Director and Business Transformation Specialist, Hana-Tech

Panel Discussion With Speakers

3D Printing of Composite Parts

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11:05 - 12:00

Future of 3D Printing In The Composites Sector – Sona Dadhania, Principal Technology Analyst, TDTechEx

How Can 3D Optical Metrology Support Additive Manufacturing? – Kevin Hawley, Sales Manager, GOM UK Ltd.

Manufacturing Optimal Composites Through Continuous Fibre 3D Printing – Fedor Antanov, CEO, Anisoprint

NonOilen – Biodegradable Filament For 3D Printing – Josef Dolecek, CEO, Fillamentum

Panel Discussion With Speakers


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12:00 - 12:30

Future of The UK Composites Industry

Craig Carr, CLF Chair, Technology Director Integrated Composite Structures - Civil Airframe, CLF/GKN Aerospace


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12:30 - 13:00

The UK Composites Sector In Numbers

David Bailey, CEO, Composites UK

The Sustainability/Technology Challenge

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13:00 - 14:00

The Aerospace Challenge – Jahan Ali, Head of Research and Technology and Head of Aerospace Innovation Centre, Spirit AeroSystems

The Automotive Challenge – Alan Banks, Lightweighting Innovations Manager, Ford UK

The Construction Challenge – James Henderson, Technical Authority For Composites, Atkins UK

Panel Discussion With Speakers

Composites Enabling Net-Zero

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14:00 - 15:00

Supporting The UK Composites Market Through The Delivery of Sustainable Materials and Practices – Julien Sellier, Managing Director, STRUCTeam

The FlyZero Project – Design For Sustainability – Paul Kealey, FLight Physics Specialist FlyZero, ATI

Composites Rebar Project At Torkington Park – Martin Halpin, Innovation and Development Manager, Construction Composites

Delivering A Materials and Processing Roadmap Towards Net-Zero – Steve Barbour, Managing Director, Composite Braiding 

Panel Discussion With Speakers

Composites UK Innovation Awards

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15:00 - 16:00

Innovation In Design: TUCANA Project – Low Carbon Technology – Marcus Henry, Research Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Innovation In Design: The FLOW Footbridge – Andy Cross, Programme Manager, Network Rail

Innovation In Manufacture: FibreSteer Project With RTS – Dominic Bloom, Senior Applications Development Engineer, iCOMAT

Innovation In Manufacture: FibreFORM – Alun Reece, Managing Director, Loop Technology

Innovation In Materials: Sustainable Aero Seatback (SAS) – Samantha Bunyan, Co-Founder and Head of Industry Engagement, Cecence

Innovation In Materials: Materials For Permanent Anti-Microbial Efficacy – Steve Barbour, Managing Director, Composite Braiding

Day 2

Innovation In Composites Manufacturing

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9:45 - 11:00

Cold Spray of Advanced Materials: Bulk Additive Manufacturing – Prof. Rocco Lupoi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

AI-based production scheduling an IIoT drive advanced manufacturing agility in the new normal –  Clive Chitiz, VP Operations EMEA, Plataine

Machining With Robots To Produce Composite Parts – Philippa Glover, Managing Director, CNC Robotics Ltd.

Powder Resin System – A New Way of Composites Manufacturing – Marcel Schubiger, Managing Director, Swiss CMT

Panel Discussion With Speakers

Tooling - The Future Challenges

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11:05 - 11:45

Tooling LTP

Rob Hewison, Technical Manager, AMRC

Keynote Speaker

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12:00 - 12:30

Technology Roadmap For The UK Composites Sector

Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, NCC, Chair CLF Technology WG

Fire Performance In Critical Applications

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12:30 - 13:30

Composites In Sub-Surface Rail Applications – Sam Sambasivan, Head of Materials, Transport for London/Crossrail

Can Your Composite Withstand The Requirements of An Aircraft Powerplant Fire Test? – Tom Mallon, Managing Director, Resonate Testing Ltd.

Thermal Barrier Surface Coating For Composites – Baljinder Kandola, Professor of Materials Fire Science, University of Bolton

Intumescent Veils – Applications In High Performance Fire, Smoke and Toxic Fume (FST) Rated – Neil Gray, Business Development Manager, Technical Fibre Products

Accelerating Change – The Opportunity For FST Compliant Prepregs Within The Composites Sector – Dominic Hopwood, Business Development Manager – Aerospace and Defence, SHD Composites

Panel Discussion With Speakers

Bio-Materials For Next Generation Composites

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13:30 - 14:30

Sustainable Composites For High- Performance Automotive Applications – Ben Hargreaves, Marketing Director, Composites Evolution

Accelerating The Path For Sustainability One Step At A Time – Ben Andrews, Business Development Manager – Sustainable and Emerging Technologies, SHD Composites

Challenging Perceptions: Current State and Future Development of Bio-Based Resins – Annabel Fitzgerald, Advanced Research Engineer, NCC

Panel Discussion With Speakers

Day 1 Panel Session

Composites for a Sustainable Future

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Day 2 Panel Session

Fire Performance in Critical Applications.

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