The next Composites UK sector showcase event takes place on 11th October 2017 in Southampton, looking at the use of composite materials in marine applications.
Fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) have been used successfully in marine applications for several decades in areas such as radomes and mass structures, super yachts, work boats and leisure craft. More recently FRPs have been used in less well known applications such as bearings, propellers, commercial hatch covers, exhausts and topside structures. The use of glass-fibre composites (GRP) in marine applications was one of the first significant areas of GRP use. It has revolutionised the capability to design and manufacture large composite structures in several sectors. Vessels are made in the UK by a variety of processes, including hand-lay GRP, resin-infusion, thermoplastics and high performance carbon fibre prepreg for racing yachts.
09:30 Welcome & Housekeeping - Composites UK
09:40 British Marine: Your Industry, Your Membership - Sam Vaughn, British Marine
What does the marine sector need from the composites industry?
09:50 Opportunities in Cruise Ships - Mike Collier, Carnival Corporation
10:10 Improvements in Small Composite Craft Manufacture and Maintenance - Tom Baker, RNLI
10:30 Carbon Fibre Recycling - Alan Boot, Land Rover BAR
10:50 The Solent's Marine and Maritime Economy - Brian Johnson, BAE Systems, SME Ambassador and Board Director for Solent LEP
Standards & Testing
11:30 Recent Changes to the IMO SOLAS Guidelines - Oliver Vardy, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
11:50 The Revision of BS EN ISO 12215 - Jean-Baptiste Souppez & Jonathan Ridley, Southampton Solent University
12:05 Modernising Composite Materials Regulations - Robert Stevens, University of Southampton
12:20 Approval Testing of Composite Materials for Marine Applications - Geraint Havard, R-Tech Materials & Mayur Jogia, Lloyds Register
12:35 High Fidelity Non-Destructive Ultrasonic 3D Characterisation of Aerospace, Automotive and Wind Turbine Components - Robert Smith, University of Bristol & BINDT
Cross Sector Working – Learning from other Industries
13:30 The way “Forward” is Composites - Paul Jackson, Forward Composites
13:45 Introduction of Aerospace Composite Design Methods into Marine Industry Applications - Peter Frewer, Frewer Engineering
Advanced Design & Manufacturing
14:00 FIBRESHIP – Engineering Production and Life-Cycle Management for the Complete Construction of Large-Length FIBRE-based SHIPs - Chris Worrall, TWI
14:15 Record – Repair – Recycle – Repeat - Richard Collins, IDTechEx
14:30 Using Automation to Build High Quality Pre-Preg Panels for the Boatbuilding Sector - Geoff Stock, Fibre Mechanics Ltd
14:45 Performance Gains from Adaptive Composite Structures - Stephen Boyd, University of Southampton
15:00 FRP Composite Vessels for Wind Farm and Military Applications - David Kendall, Optima Projects
15:15 New Opportunities for Marine Composites Fabricators - National Composites Centre
Table-top exhibition space
All table-top exhibition spaces are now sold out.
Exhibiting are: Argo Engineering Solutions Ltd, bigHead Bonding Fasteners, Chomarat Textiles Industries, Core6 Composites, Cristex, Hexion UK Ltd, Forward Composites, Jo Bird & Company Ltd, Jones Stroud Insulations, Minden Extraction Systems, P J Hare, Strand7, Thomas Swan & Co Ltd, Tufcot and Wessex Resins and Adhesives.
Additional sponsorship options
Composites UK members: £95 + VAT
Partner organisation members: £125 + VAT*
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British Marine members - BMSS17
MIA members - MIASS17
Non-members: £145 + VAT
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