Out of Autoclave Processing of Composites – Challenges and Opportunities
15 Mar

15 Mar to 15 Mar

The automotive sector is looking to processes such as high pressure RTM and press forming to give the required rate and quality of finished component, whilst the aerospace sector is using resin infusion under flexible tooling to produce primary structure. This event will give industry and researchers the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges in Out of Autoclave processes for manufacture of composite parts. This is not limited to advances in manufacture but will include predictive modelling, novel materials, tooling and consumables, preform technology, digital manufacture, and more.

Date: Friday 15 March 2018, 10.00-17.00

Venue: Titanic Belfast, Belfast, BT3 9EP

Out-of-Autoclave (OOA) processing of composites has come a long way since its humble origins.

The automotive sector is looking to processes such as high pressure RTM and press forming to give the required rate and quality of finished component, whilst the aerospace sector is using resin infusion under flexible tooling to produce primary structure.

This event will give industry and researchers the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges in OOA processes for manufacture of composite parts. The programme is now available and includes themes on flow processes, materials, preforming, manufacturing and novel heating methods.

Building on the successful “Joining of Composites” Event which took place earlier this year, The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is again working in partnership with the Irish Composites Centre (IComp) and CompositesUK to bring you this cross-border event.

The full programme can be seen HERE.

Speakers – click on the links to read the abstract

Process monitoring for resin transfer moulding; Jasmin Stein, TWI

Out-of-Autoclave Technologies for High Volume Applications; Peter Quigley, CCP Gransden

Moving to thermoplastic composites for automotive structural parts; Virginia Bozsak, ARKEMA

Fully recyclable epoxy based composite for out of autoclave processing; Gianluca Cicala, University of Catania

3D Woven Preforms for High-Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding; Hassan El-Dessouky, AMRC

Rapid and low-cost manufacturing insights from ShapeTex technology; Glen Pascoe, SHAPE Machining Ltd

Out-of-autoclave consolidation and assembly of aerospace structures; Michael Flanagan, ÉireComposites Teo

Taking the high energy demand Out of Autoclave Processing of Composites; John Summerscales, University of Plymouth

Manufacturing Composite Materials; Michael Collins, Penso

An Investigation of the Impact of a Thermoplastic Toughening Interlayer on an Infusion Manufacturing Process Niamh Nash, Irish Composites Centre (IComp)

Direct forming of powder-impregnated thermoplastic composites: experimental characterisation and modelling of the shear behaviour; Théo Baumard, Queen’s University Belfast

Out of Autoclave Composites Processing Using Infrared; Findhan Strain of Comeragh Composites and Peter Marshall of Ceramicx

HP-RTM process: Attitudes and Challenges; Lewis Munshi, National Composites Centre and University of Bristol

Commercial Manufacture of Low Cost Advanced Thermoplastic Composites; Saul Buchanan, Juno Composites Ltd

Automated Preforming using Braiding Techniques; Brendan Kirwan, Burgmann Packings

Rapid processing of thermoplastic composites using Smart susceptors, Ananda Roy, Irish Composites Centre (IComp)

Advancement in Resin Infusion Technology For Manufacture of High Quality Aerospace Components & Future Automation Will Harris, Composite Integration

Microwave Curing of Composites Betime Nuhiji, AMRC

Next Generation Out of Autoclave Prepregs for High Volume, High Tg Application; Jed Illsley, TENCATE

Novel Epoxy Powder Composites for Out-of-Autoclave Manufacturing of Large Structures
Conchur Ó Brádaigh, University of Edinburgh

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