Supporting UK Composites

Additive Manufacturing for Composites

The use of additive manufacturing – or 3D Printing – is gaining momentum within the composites industry, whether aiding design, prototypes, tooling, mandrels, mass-customisation, direct & in-direct production, jigging and fixtures.

Sectors including aerospace, defence and automotive are implementing this suite of technologies to enable agile development, low volume production and on-demand delivery.

This unique Composites UK event will look at developments in additive manufacturing, and how these translate into production opportunities for composites manufacturers wishing to embrace digital workflows.

Specifically structured for those who need to deploy proven solutions for real-world problems, this event will combine presentations and demonstrations giving new insights into the future of high value composites using 3D Printing.


09:00    Registration

09:45    Welcome to iMet - Jo Sainsbury, iMet

09:55    Composites UK Overview - Stella Job, Composites UK

10:05    Helping Composite Manufacturing Using the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Capabilities - Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, The MTC - National Centre for Additive Manufacturing


10:25    Responding to a Fragmenting Market by Adopting Additive Manufacture for Development and Production - Graham Waters, GTW Development

10:45    DEMO SESSIONS: Refreshments available


11:30    Brave or Foolish – Lessons from a 3D Printing Startup - Tim Leigh, Fluxaxis Limited

11:50    3D Printed Sacrificial Tooling for Complex Composite Part Fabrication - Graeme Bond, FDM Digital Solutions

12:10    Reducing Time to Market and Costs with 3D Printed Tooling - James Godwin, Dash-CAE Ltd



13:30    Rapid Tool and Process Development - Ian Cowley, Engineering and Beyond Ltd

13:50    Material Characterisation and Techniques for Optimisation of Structural 3D Printed Parts - Mark Farthing, Engenuity

14:10    Predictive Solution to Print Composites Right First Time - Sami Daouk, e-Xstream Engineering

14:30    DEMO SESSIONS: Refreshments available


15:10    Additive Manufacturing with Continuous Strand Composites - Kevin Askew, GoPrint3D

15:30    Development of Improved Fibre Reinforced Feedstocks for High Performance 3D Printing - Lourens Blok, University of Bristol

15:50    Close - Tour of iMet (optional)

Exhibitions and Sponsorship

Table-Top Exhibition Space

There will be room for table-top exhibition spaces at this event. Booking for this will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact us to reserve your place.

Composites UK Members: £335.00 + VAT
Non Members: £550.00 + VAT


Interested in other sponsorship options such as your flyer in the delegate packs? Click here for details.



Demonstrations will be run throughout the day from Stratasys, Hexagon and CREAT3D. Details of these will be sent to you as part of your joining instructions where you can sign up to a demo at a suitable time for you.


Composites UK Members: £135.00 + VAT

IMechE Members: £200.00 + VAT (Code required)

Non-members: £270.00 + VAT

Students: £75 + VAT (Strictly limited places, contact us from your university email address for the coupon code)

Note that only one place can be booked at a time. Please repeat the process to book multiple places.


There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of the facilities at iMet (TBC). If interested please select the 'Conference + Tour' option when booking below.

Are you a member of Composites UK?If you log in you can book at a price of £135.00 (+ options) for this item.

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