Supporting UK Composites

Composites 4.0

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

09:00   Registration

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

11:00    BREAK

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

12:30    LUNCH

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

15:10    BREAK

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

16:35   CLOSE

Exhibition Space

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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Early-bird registration has now ended and full rates are now applicable.

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).

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

Booking deadline:

27 May 2019
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