Automation and Digitisation of Composites Manufacturing
Industry 4.0 - the 4th industrial revolution - is a “smart factory” initiative that drives the use of cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, cloud based and cognitive computing to create virtual copies of the physical environment, intelligently monitor and control physical processes and delivering industrially focussed decision support systems to enhance productivity and efficiency across a broad range of industrial and business processes.
Chaired by Ben Halford, Surface Generation
09:45 Welcome & Introduction to Composites UK
Stella Job, Composites UK
09:55 About the MTC
Adam Lockley, MTC
10:05 Industry 4.0 – The Opportunities and Challenges
Lorraine During, Make UK
10:25 KEYNOTE: Industry 4.0 - How difficult can it be?
Ian Gardner, IBM
10:45 Grand Challenges, Clusters & Inspirational Composites Since 2009 & the Next Ten Years of Composites 4.0
Will Searle, Axillium Research
11:30 Implementing AI in Composites Manufacturing: Opportunities, Challenges and Best Practices
Clive Chitiz, Plataine
11:45 Digitalise Composites-Integrated Composites Design, Analysis and Manufacturing Development Process
Les Fletcher, Siemens
12:00 Simulation Driven Composite Design by Using 3DEXPERIENCE
Kedar Upadhye, Technia
12:15 Efficient and Reliable Trimming Solutions for Composite Material Components
Andrew Walters, Tebis
13:30 DISCUSSION: How Can Industry 4.0 Enable us to be More Sustainable as an Industry
Led by: Stella Job, Composites UK
Peter Giddings, National Composites Centre
13:50 Sensor Integration Techniques for Composites
Eddie Iredia, CPI
14:10 What is AI and Where are the Applications in Tooling for Composites Parts?
Adam Lofts, Mouldbox
14:30 Integrating Digitalisation into Manufacturing
Miroslav Stojkovic, Airborne UK
14:50 Robust AI-Assisted Design of Lightweight Composite Components
Andre Wilmes, Rafinex Ltd
15:35 Future of Automated Warehousing
Jeremy Clouston-Jones, Element Logic
15:55 How the Discretization of Fibre Lay-Up Enables Self-Corrective Process Control
Christian Fleischfresser, Cevotec GmbH
16:15 F1 Composite Printed Parts
Simon Van De Crommert, 3D Systems
There will be room for eight 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
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Composites UK Members: £135 + VAT
Non-members: £270 + VAT
Students: £75 + VAT (Very limited student places allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact us from your university email address to be sent the discount code).
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