In cooperation between ENGEL UK and Jaguar Land Rover, two one-day conferences will take place on the 5th and 6th April, covering the topic of high volume composite parts for automotive applications.
A thermoplastic organomelt composite cell will be demonstrated at the event. This will be based on a vertical injection moulding machine producing a panel from carbon fibre PC prepreg, overmoulded with PC. The demonstration includes an in-mould foiling process that shows how an A class surface can be created with a composite part. The cell includes an integrated oven and used an articulated arm robot for insertion of the hot prepreg and removal of the finished decorated part.
The following programme is repeated on both days of the event. Please register for the day which most suits you.
09:30 Welcome & Coffee
10:00 Introduction & Welcome – Graeme Herlihy, ENGEL UK LTD
10:10 The importance of light weighting sustainability & CO2 reduction – Rob Crow, Jaguar Land Rover
10:30 Perspective on the above from Nissan – Mark Ellis, Nissan Technical Centre
10:50 Efficient processes for the manufacture of composites parts – Peter Egger, ENGEL Austria
11:10 The UK Composites Market – Opportunities and challenges – Sue Halliwell, Composites UK
11:30 Taking the step into high volume advanced composites – a manufacturers experience – Scott King, CCP Gransden
11:50 Vizilon Lightweight Solutions – Craig Norrey, DuPont Performance Materials
12:20 Lunch and demonstration
14:00 Intelligent Machine Solutions for the manufacture of composite parts – Peter Egger, ENGEL Austria
14:20 High Volume Structural Composite Moulding Research – Rachel Weare, Advanced Composites Research Centre
14:40 Thermoplastic composites – Lightweight construction in large scale production – Tilmann Sontag, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
15:00 Developing a thermoplastic composite automotive rear bulkhead – Matt Sellens, Formaplex