Supporting UK Composites

Aerospace Sector Showcase

Fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) are used in aerospace in applications such as engine blades, brackets, interiors, nacelles, propellers/rotors, single aisle wings, wide body wings and more. Join us for a series of case study presentations looking at recent success stories and technical developments, accompanied by twelve table-top exhibitors who already supply composite solutions into the aerospace industry.

Thank you to our event partners, the Northwest Aerospace Alliance. If you are a member or media organisation and would like to become a partner of this event please contact us.


09:30    Registration
10:00    Welcome – Composites UK

Aerospace Industry – The Big Picture

10:10    The Big Picture: Economy, Politics, Brexit
Jeegar Kakkad, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, ADS
10:35    The Market: Current and Future Opportunities
Clive Lewis, Achieving the Difference

10:55    Break

Technology Strategy

11:25    ATI Strategic Landscape for Composites Technologies
Mark Summers, ATI

11:45    VIEWS – Validation and Integration of Manufacturing Enablers for Future Wing Structures
David Mouatt & Ian Bullock, GKN Aerospace | Dr. Nick Farmilo, Sheffield Hallam

Tier 1s and the Composites Supply Chain

12:05   Current and Future Use of FRPs at Airbus
David Phipps, Airbus

12:25    Positioning for Growth: Satellite Support to Tier 1 Supplier
Alastair Gray, Electroimpact

12:40    An Introduction to AMRC
Clara Frias, AMRC

12:55    Lunch (Tour of AMRC at 13:25)

Composites in the Aerospace Supply Chain

14:00    How can Non-Aerospace Manufacturers get into the Aerospace Industry?
Dr. David Bailey, Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Case Studies

14:25    Developments in liquid resin infusion technologies for aerospace components
Richard Bland, Composite Integration & Tim Searle Composite Innovations
14:40    Developments in 3D woven carbon fibre for aerospace applications
Simon Marshall, M Wright & Sons & Tim Searle Composite Innovations
14:55    Prepreg systems for high flyers
Claire Baker, TenCate Advanced Composites
15:10    Challenging the assumptions of composite part setup
Peter Hammond, metrology software products
15:25    Using FRP composites in aircraft interiors
Simon Howarth, Ipeco
15:40    Heraeus Flashlamp: Heating system for automated fibre placement and filament winding – A breakthrough technology
David Williams, Heraeus Noblelight Ltd

15:55    Close

Exhibition Spaces

There are twelve table-top exhibition spaces up for grabs where companies can display brochures, samples and banners. Note that an electricity point cannot be guaranteed so if you rely on this please let us know when booking. Tables are approx. 1m wide by 0.5m deep, price includes 2x delegate places. Any display banners must be put up behind the table.

These can be booked via at the following rates:

Composites UK Members: £250 + VAT (Click here to see if your company is a member)
Members of partner organisations: £350 + VAT (NWAA, AMRC, NCC)
Non-members: £400 + VAT

Current exhibitors: TenCate Advanced Composites, Minden Systems Ltd, Metrology Software Products, Sigmatex, Bindatex, Cecence, Oxford Advanced Surfaces, Centre for Process Innovation, OSG UK Ltd, ASC Process Systems


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