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Thermoplastic Composites 2018: High Volume Manufacturing for Transport Applications

Composites UK is again teaming up with the British Plastics Federation (BPF) for the sixth year to organise Thermoplastic Composites. This year, the event will focus on high volume manufacturing for transport applications. Thermoplastic composites have a key role to play in the automotive and aerospace sectors as well as revolutionary light-weighting solutions for the rail sector amongst others.  This event provides an important opportunity for manufacturers and material suppliers to hear from end-users and showcase the material’s lightweight and durable properties as well as developments in high-volume manufacture.

This one-day event will argue the case for using thermoplastics for transport applications as well as providing industry case studies.

Who is the event aimed at?

Thermoplastic Composites 2018 is aimed at senior and middle management professionals from plastics companies who produce and use Thermoplastic Composites in the transport industry or who wish to explore entering this important area. The seminar aims to provide a forum for discussing the latest in thermoplastic technology and to give attendees an opportunity to network and make contacts within the industry.


09.30    Registration & Refreshments

10.00    Introduction

10.05    Chairman's Introduction

10.15   Next Generation Composite Manufacturing - Transforming the Automotive Composites Supply Chain
            Hannah Tew, AMRC

10.40   JLR; Desires, Wants, Needs and Experience of Thermoplastic Composites and its Supply Chain
            Ian Ray, Jaguar Land Rover

11.05    Tea and Coffee Break

11.35   Single Stage Overmoulding of Thermoplastic Composites
            Peter Quigley, CCP Gardsen​

12.00    New Joining Method for Composite-Metal Hybird Structures:
             A Composite/Aluminium Chassis for the Ariel Hipercar Project
             Nick Welton, Powdertech​

12.25    Industrialised and Digital Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Composites
             Mark Muilwijk, Airborne

12.50  Networking Lunch

13.45   Liquid Thermoplastics for Automotive Applications
            Luke O’Donnell, FAR UK

14.10  Low Cost In-Situ Polymerisation Processing of Thermoplastic Composites
           James Murray and Winifred Obande, University of Edinburgh

14.35   Waste Reduction in Compression Moulded Thermoplastic Laminates Using Digital Manufacturing
            David Hughes, Teesside University

15.00 Close


Registration is open via the BPF website, here. Discounts are available for BPF and Composites UK members.


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