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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.

View the speakers and CPD accredited agenda from 2022 below…

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Day 1

Digitalisation - What Does It Mean For Composites?

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Demystifying Digital for Composites – Marc Funnell, Director of DETI (Digital Engineering, Technology and Innovation), NCC

Making digital matter – how Airborne apply digitalisation for practical benefit – Joe Summers, MD, Airborne UK

Digital optimisation of Production – Nigel Clifford Lloyd-Jones, MD, iSpecc Ltd.

Q & A Session

Innovation in Materials

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11:00 - 12:00

Reducing emissions through UK grown bio-fibres – Ben Andrews, Business Development Manager, Sustainable and Emerging Technologies, SHD Composites

Sustainability in the Composites Supply Chain- Olli Piiroinen, Technology Manager, INEOS Composites

Q & A Session

Keynote session: The Future of the UK composite sector

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12:00 - 13:00

Strategic Direction for the UK Composites Sector – Craig Carr, CLF Chair, Technology Director Integrated Composite Structures, CLF/GKN Aerospace

The UK Composites Sector in Numbers – David Bailey, CEO, Composites UK

The Technology Opportunity – Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, NCC

The Workforce Challenge – Matt Bradney, Chair of Composites UK Workforce Development Group, Prodrive Composites Ltd


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13:00 - 14:00

Enabling Zero Waste from Composites – Jen Hill, Director, B & M Longworth

Reducing the environmental footprint of lightweight materials for automotive applications – Frazer Barnes, MD, Gen2Carbon

Sustainability of the recycled hydrogen tank – Jack Alcock, NCC

Wind sector circularity challenges – James Lightfoot, NCC

David Bailey, CEO, Composites UK

Composites Innovation Awards

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14:00 - 15:00

Presentations TBC

Green Transport

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15:00 - 16:00

The UK Hydrogen Transport Market – Jim Gregory & Kevin Gilbert, Luxfer Gas Cylinders

Solving the Problem of EMI Shielding & Fire Protection in Composite Battery Enclosures Using Advanced Nonwovens – Neil Gray, Business Development Manager, Technical Fibre Products

Battery Enclosures – why composites make sense – Paul Gallen, Sales Director Automotive, Hankuk Composite UK Ltd

Challenges in Realising Composite Liquid Hydrogen Cryogenic Storage: A Materials and Standards Perspective – Stefanos Giannis, Principal Research Scientist, NPL

Q & A Session

Day 2

Automation In Composites Manufacturing

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10:00 - 11:00

Automation of composites production – how to drive efficiency and competitiveness with a press process – Alexander Wiesner, Head of Sales, Langzauner GmbH

Philippa Glover, MD, CNC Robotics

Innovative Composite Applications for Machine Tool and Automation Performance – Humphrey Carter, Head of Business Development, CompoTech

Q & A Session


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11:00 - 12:00

UK Automotive Materials Strategy for a Net-Zero Circular Economy – Alan Banks, Lightweighting Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company

Jahan Ali, Head of Research and Technology and Head of Aerospace Innovation Centre, Spirit Aerosystems

Sustainable Material Development – Paul Spencer, Head of Materials: Technology and Innovation, Gurit

Innovation in composites manufacturing

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13:00 - 14:00

Intelligent Resin Infusion System – Tackling large scale Vacuum Bag Only Resin Infusion processing challenges – Zacharias Kakaratsios, Technical Fellow – Composite Processing R&T, Spirit Aerosystems

Stochastic Optimization Methodologies for Robust, Sustainable Designs – André Wilmes, CEO, Rafinex

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

SAMPE Session

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14:00 - 15:00


Q & A Session

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The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEM’s and engineering supply chain professionals.

4 & 5 November 2020 at NEC Birmingham.

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