EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub Annual Open day

EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub Annual Open day

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The University of Sheffield

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)


S60 5TZ

United Kingdom

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The Hub is pleased to be hosting its fourth annual open day as a face to face event on 13 September 2022 at the University of Sheffield.

About this event

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub is pleased to invite you to attend our fourth annual open day on Tuesday 13 September 2022 at the University of Sheffield, The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). This free-to-attend, in-person event 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 PhD students and researchers will present their high quality and diverse composites research through a poster session.

The Hub are pleased to welcome keynote speaker, Dr Stu Morris, Engineering Director at Pentaxia, to present at the event.

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 and the opportunities available.

The open day will close with an evening dinner reception at The Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield, which you are invited to attend.

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.

The open day will be followed by the International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC), 14 September 2022.

Open Day Programme

09:00 Registration

  • Session 1: Chair Prof Nick Warrior, Hub Director

09:20 Welcome and Introduction - Prof Nick Warrior, University of Nottingham

09:30 Keynote lecture: Dr Stu Morris, Pentaxia

10:10 Coffee break and Poster Session

  • Session 2: Sustainability; Chair Prof Ole Thomsen, Hub Deputy Director

10:30 REWIND: Rewinding Tape Laying - Dr Davide de Focatiis, University of Nottingham

10:50 ADDRESS: Advanced Dynamic Repair Solutions for Sustainable Composites - Dr Dmitry Ivanov, University of Bristol

11:10 Furthering the Uptake of Carbon Fibre Recyclates by Converting into Robust Intermediary Materials Suitable for Automated Manufacturing - Dr Thomas Turner, University of Nottingham

11:30 Manufacturing Value-Added Composites for the Construction Sector using Mixed Waste Plastics and Waste Glass Fibres - Dr Dipa Roy, University of Edinburgh

11:50 Tour: Composites Factory of the Future

12:30 Lunch

13:00 SAMPE YES Design and Make Competition

13:30 Industry Presentation: Joshua Sherwood, GKN Aerospace

  • Session 3: Enabling Technologies; Chair Dr Lee Harper, Hub Manager

14:10 Layer by Layer - Dr James Kratz, University of Bristol; Dr Alex Skordos, Cranfield University

14:30 ADDCUR: Additively Manufactured Cure Tooling - Dr James Kratz, University of Bristol; Dr Vimal Dhokia, University of Bath

14:50 Numerical Simulation of Compression Moulding of SMC and Prepreg - Dr Connie Qian, University of Warwick

15:10 Coffee Break and Poster Session

15:30 Technology Pull Through Programme - Dr Matt Scott, National Composites Centre

  • Session 4: Out of Autoclave Processing; Chair Dr Thomas Turner, Hub Deputy Director

15:50 Design Simulation Tools and Process Improvements for NCF Preforming - Dr Lee Harper, University of Nottingham

16:10 Permeability Variability of Non-Crimp Fabrics for Liquid Moulding - Dr Yang Chen, University of Bath

16:30 Resin Injection into Reinforcement with Uncertain Heterogeneous Properties (Active RTM)- Dr Andreas Endruweit, University of Nottingham; Dr Mikhail Matveev, University of Nottingham

16:50 Closing Remarks - Prof Nick Warrior

17:00 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.