Published: 22nd July 2022
The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has announced its annual Open Day on Tuesday 13 September 2022. This free-to-attend in person event will be hosted at The AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Brunel Way, Catcliffe.
The Hub are delighted to welcome Dr Stu Morris, Engineering Director from Pentaxia as the keynote speaker for the event.
The programme will cover a range of Hub projects and provide Hub partners with the opportunity to highlight research progress to date, and showcase project outputs. Current students will present their high quality and diverse composites research through a poster session.
The Open day will be supported by SAMPE UK and Ireland, who will host a Young Engineers Competition, where students will be invited to participate in a ‘Design and Make’ Competition which will be judged on the day and prizes awarded to the winning team.
The event will be a great opportunity for those across the composites manufacturing supply chain to learn more about the Hub’s latest research and how they can contribute to the Hub’s development and expansion.
The open day will close with an evening dinner reception at The Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield, which attendees are invited to attend. More information on this can be found upon registration. To register for the event, please click here.
If you require accommodation for the event, the preferred hotel is The Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, Sheffield. Bookings can be made using the following link Crowne Plaza Sheffield- Hub open day Hotel booking link Please note that the rooms are subject to availability.
Session 1: Chair Prof Nick Warrior, Hub Director
0920 Welcome and Introduction: Prof Nick Warrior, University of Nottingham
0930 Keynote lecture: Dr Stu Morris, Pentaxia
1010 Coffee break and Poster Session
Session 2: Sustainability; Chair Prof Ole Thomsen, Hub Deputy Director
1030 REWIND: Rewinding Tape Laying – Dr Davide de Focatiis, University of Nottingham
1050 ADDRESS: Advanced Dynamic Repair Solutions for Sustainable Composites – Dr Dmitry Ivanov, University of Bristol
1110 Furthering the Uptake of Carbon Fibre Recyclates by Converting into Robust Intermediary Materials Suitable for Automated Manufacturing – Dr Thomas Turner, University of Nottingham
1130 Manufacturing Value-Added Composites for the Construction Sector using Mixed Waste Plastics and Waste Glass Fibres – Dr Dipa Roy, University of Edinburgh
1150 Tour: Composites Factory of the Future
1300 SAMPE YES Design and Make Competition
1330 Industry Presentation: Joshua Sherwood, GKN Aerospace
Session 3: Enabling Technologies; Chair Dr Lee Harper, Hub Manager
1410 Layer by Layer – Dr James Kratz, University of Bristol; Dr Alex Skordos, Cranfield University
1430 ADDCUR: Additively Manufactured Cure Tooling – Dr James Kratz, University of Bristol; Dr Vimal Dhokia, University of Bath
1450 Numerical Simulation of Compression Moulding of SMC and Prepreg – Dr Connie Qian, University of Warwick
1510 Coffee Break and Poster Session
1530 Technology Pull Through Programme – Dr Matt Scott, National Composites Centre
Session 4: Out of Autoclave Processing; Chair Dr Thomas Turner, Hub Deputy Director
1550 Design Simulation Tools and Process Improvements for NCF Preforming – Dr Lee Harper, University of Nottingham
1610 Permeability Variability of Non-Crimp Fabrics for Liquid Moulding – Dr Yang Chen, University of Bath
1630 Resin Injection into Reinforcement with Uncertain Heterogeneous Properties (Active RTM) – Dr Andreas Endruweit, University of Nottingham; Dr Mikhail Matveev, University of Nottingham
1650 Closing Remarks – Prof Nick Warrior
1700 Meeting Close
1900 Dinner – All delegates are invited to a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, Sheffield. Please confirm attendance when you register for the Open Day.