Composites UK is working jointly alongside the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) on its next Automotive Sector Showcase event, which takes place on 11th May 2017 at WMG’s International Digital Laboratory.
09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:30 Welcome - Composites UK
09:35 Welcome to WMG - Archie MacPherson, WMG Catapult
Composites in Automotive in the UK
09:40 Keynote - Gero Kempf, Jaguar Land Rover
10:00 Composites: A Challenge to High Volume Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Shanta Desai, Nissan
10:30 Automotive and the UK Composites Strategy - Faye Smith, Avalon Consultancy Services
10:50 Panel Discussion
11:00 Refreshments and Networking
11:30 What is the Right Way of Preforming? - Thomas Joachim, Frimo
11:45 Clever Machine Solutions for Composite Production - Peter Egger, Engel
12:00 Structural Thermoplastic Composites, Process Development for Automotive Applications (ENLIGHT Project) - Neil Reynolds, WMG
12:15 Hybrid Thermoset Compression Moulding of an Automotive Suspension Component (CLASS Project) - Helena Simmonds, WMG
12:30 Panel Discussion
12:40 Lunch and Networking | International Manufacturing Centre Tours and Demonstrations
Composites Processing (cont...)
13:55 Using ShapeTex™ Aligned Fibres to Optimise Lightweight Structures and Reduce In-Process Waste - Glen Pascoe, SHAPE Machining
14:10 Cost Effective ATL Machines for Mid-Volume Automotive Composite Preforms - Joe Summers, North Thin Ply Technology
14:25 High Productivity Manufacture of Complex Components - Tim Birch, Foseco International
14:40 The Effects of Textile Structure on Class A Painted Body Panels - Robert Wilder, Chomarat
14:55 Panel Discussion
15:05 Tea break
Composites in Automotive - A Wider View
15:30 Composite Materials in the Automotive Chassis - Paul Zandbergen, Ford Motor Company
15:50 Compression Moulding Technology with Prepreg/SMC and Towpreg - Ken Ito, Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites
16:05 ToPCaT R&D Project - Kieron Salter, K W Special Projects
16:20 Panel Session
16:30 Closing Remarks & Close
Exhibition and sponsorship
All table-top exhibition space has currently sold out. Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list should any become available.
Other sponsorship options are available at this event.
Table-top exhibitor list:
There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of the composites research and development facilities available at WMG at lunch time.
Who should attend?
Any company which is already contributing to the automotive industry and are looking for a route into supplying the large automotive OEMs. Those who are new to the industry would also benefit from the knowledge shared.
Registration is open below at a cost of £95 + VAT for Composites UK members, £125 + VAT for partner organisation members (MIA | SMMT - contact us for the discount code if you're unsure of this) and £145 for everyone else.
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The event takes place the day after the Composites UK 2017 Annual Conference which will look at the current state of the UK composites industry and its strategy going forward.