19th July 2023, Spirit AeroSystems, Prestwick, Scotland

Good tooling for composites is intertwined with process selection and is critical to manufacturing repeatable and accurate parts. This event showcases new and innovative composite tooling methods and techniques, backed up with relevant case studies.

We are pleased to announce that this event will take place at Spirit AeroSystems’ UK base in Prestwick, Scotland, where delegates will have the chance to tour the facilities and meet representatives from the company.


This event will run from 9.15am through to 16.30pm, followed by a tour of Spirit AeroSystems.


  • Scott McLarty, Senior Vice President Airbus & Business Jet Programs/Jahan Zabe Ali, Director of Research & Technology Europe – Spirit AeroSystems
  • Norman Green, Senior Technologist – ATI
  • Stella Job, Sustainable Innovation Consultant – Grazebrook Innovation


  • The Right Tool for the Right Job (RTM & infusion)
    Tim Searle & Richard Bland, Composite Integration


  • Long Out Life Prepreg Tooling Materials for Autoclave and Oven Curing
    Dominic Hopwood, Business Development Manager, SHD Composites
  • Title TBC: Cost-efficient composite tooling
    Simon Green – Sales Director, Haydale Composite Solutions
  • Q.Tool Prepreg Tooling Technology – A New Approach to Carbon Tool Manufacture
    Vincent Fawcett, Sales Manager, PRF Composite Materials & Linden Normanton, Technical Sales Director, Piran Advanced Composites
  • Composite Tooling Enabling Current Thermoset Composite Manufacturing
    Martin Gouldthorpe, Sales Manager, Toray Advanced Composites

Other Materials

  • Biopolymer-Based Tooling Boards
    Barrie Colvin, Technical Director, Ru-Bix Tooling Board
  • Cast Invar® Tooling
    Joe Mannion, Business Development Consultant, Waukesha Foundry


  • Blow-Molded Mandrels for the Production of One-Piece Hollow Profiles with Undercuts
    Fabian Neumann, Dipl.-Ing, DLR (German Aerospace Center)
  • Innovative Tooling Systems for the Industrialization of Composite Component Manufacturing (Closed Mould)
    David Kampenhuber, Leiter Business Development, Alpex Technologies GmbH

Event Sponsors



Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities

Sponsorship and table-top exhibitor opportunities are available at this event.

Click here to download more information, and send any questions to events@compositesuk.co.uk.


Composites UK members: £150 + VAT. Please click here to check your company is a current member of Composites UK before booking.

  • Booking more than one place? If you’re a member company purchasing two or more delegate places you’re eligible for a further discount of 10%. Please email events@compositeusk.co.uk for the promo code.

Non-members: £310 + VAT

Students: £75 + VAT (please book using your university email address to validate this)

Speakers: £50 + VAT

You can book via Eventbrite, here.

Places are non-refundable but can be transferred to a colleague should you no longer be able to attend (but please let us know at events@compositesuk.co.uk). Joining information is sent around one week before the event so please reserve the space in your calendar after you book.

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