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The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub Showcases Outputs and Future Direction at Advanced Engineering 2017

Published: 19th October 2017

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (The Hub) will be exhibiting and speaking at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show, taking place on 1st and 2nd November at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Visitors to the show will be able to visit The Hub at Stand O171 where they will be displaying the latest outputs from its 3 core projects:

Visitors are also invited to attend Open Forum 2 on 10am on Day 1 where members of the team will be introducing The Hub and discussing its outputs and future direction. Speakers and topics are:

  • Professor Andrew Long, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Hub Director – Introduction to the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub,
  • Dr Tom Turner, Associate Professor in Composites Manufacturing and Hub Deputy Director – Technologies Framework for Automated Dry Fibre Placement (ADFP),
  • Professor Prasad Potluri, Professor of Robotics and Textile Composites – New Manufacturing Techniques for Optimised Fibre Architectures,
  • Professor Ivana Partridge, Director of EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture – New Generation of Leaders in Composites Manufacture, and
  • Dr Rob Backhouse, Engineering Specialist and Global Process Owner (Polymer Composites), Rolls Royce Plc – Industry Viewpoint on Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub.

Research staff will be available throughout the show to discuss any of the above topics or talks, as well as the open Feasibility Study call for proposals which will close on the 30th November.

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