Composites UK is working jointly alongside the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) on its next Automotive Sector Showcase event.
The automotive industry has two very distinct parts: the large-volume sector and the specialist area producing modified or complete vehicles in small numbers. The challenges of each are different and this is reflected in the way car manufacturers approach the use of composites.
In the large-volume sector, a large percentage of the cost is in the capital plant needed for manufacture and so once the required equipment has been procured and commissioned it is very costly to change the design of a component. This naturally makes the industry very conservative, and encourages extensive prototype testing in both real and simulated environments of any new system before the investment is made.
In small-volume production, however, the manufacturing operations are much less capital intensive and so the resistance to change in material is somewhat less.
Call for Abstracts
Do you have a case study where FRPs have been used in automotive applications? Short abstracts of no more than 200 words can be submitted via our webform here. Submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 26th April. If selected the presenter will receive a free delegate place.
There will be room for 15 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
Other sponsorship options are available. Click here for details.
Early Bird Registration
Early-bird registration is now open below.
Composites UK Members: £95.00 + VAT
(Will increase to £135.00 + VAT on 19/04/2019)
Non-members: £190.00 + VAT
(Will increase to £270.00 + VAT on 19/04/2019)
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 composites research and development facilities available at WMG at the end of the event. If interested please select the 'Conference + WMG Tour' option when booking below.