The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

Underpinning the development of next-generation composite manufacturing processes to reduce cost, increase performance and improve sustainability.

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About the Hub

The Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub is a £10.3m investment by the EPSRC to engage academics from across the UK to deliver a step-change in the production of polymer matrix composites.

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Promote a step change in composites manufacturing science and technologies.


Create a pipeline of next generation technologies addressing future industrial needs and developing the national composites strategy


Provide doctoral training for the next generation of composites manufacturing engineers


Build and grow the national and international composites communities

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Future Events

Understanding Fibre Architecture: Challenges and novel solutions for carbon fibre SMC, 24th June 2021, Online

Hub Innovation Fellow: Connie Qian, University of Warwick is hosting a free to attend online webinar on 'Understanding Fibre Architecture: Challenges and novel solutions for carbon fibre SMC' on 24th June 2021 09:00 - 10:30 Click here for more information


Digital Composite Manufacturing Workshop - Online, 29th June 2021, Online

Like many industries Composite Manufacturing is increasingly taking advantage of Data and AI. However, to fully unleash the potential for digital manufacturing will require deeper relationships between manufacturing experts and Data/AI experts.

To help integrate these sets of expertise the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub and the Data-Centric Engineering programme will run a joint workshop for people in manufacturing industries with an interest in AI, and for people in AI with an interest in manufacturing, to come together.

Whatever stage of the journey you are at, we hope to initiate conversations on what the problems are and to share ideas on how to tackle them. The event will consist of talks to introduce the state of the art in AI and in digital manufacturing, there will also be breakout sessions to discuss the main issues/solutions and form new partnerships with the aim to form more regular interactions, ensuring that the manufacturing sector is ready for future challenges.

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23rd International Conference on Composites Materials, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1st - 6th of August 2021

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HyFiSyn school and conference: 13 - 16 September 2021

The HyFiSyn school brings together leading experts and provides an overview of the field of composites. It is primarily aimed at junior researchers who want to learn more about the state-of-the-art in mechanical and functional properties of fibre-reinforced composites. The HyFiSyn conference covers all aspects of mechanical and functional (self-healing, structural power composites, etc.) properties of composites, and is hence much broader than just fibre-hybrid composites.

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Hub Announces Open Day October 19th 2021 - Virtual Online

Open Day 2020

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ICMAC 2021 - 12th International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, 20-21 October 2021, University of Edinburgh

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