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Joining of Composites
Tue 21 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 GMT
Much of the research effort in composites in recent years has focused on their manufacture - to automate their lay up and speed up their cure and much of the low hanging fruit has already been had. However, when it comes to their assembly and joining to other components of similar or dissimilar materials, often traditional fastening technology is used.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in partnership with the Irish Composites Centre (IComp) are organising this event where developments in composite joining that are pushing the boundaries in a variety of sectors both where composites have become mainstream and also in newer applications will be highlighted.
Ticket price £35 + VAT per person.
*Please note cancellations within 7 days of the event will not be refunded.
9:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Welcome - Vicky Kell Invest NI
10:10 Introduction - Ajay Kapadia KTN
10:20 Keynote Address - Michael Curran Bombardier Aerospace
10:45 Challenges and Opportunities in Joining of Composites - Chris Worrall TWI
Session Theme: Joining Thermoplastic Composites
11:30 Joining of Thermoplastic Composites: Trends and Opportunities - Peter Quigley CCP Gransden
11:55 Inductive Pre-bonding of stiffeners on CFRP aircraft structures - Deniz Akin German Aerospace Center (DLR)
12:20 The Development of an Innovative Welding Technique for Thermoplastic Composites - Sean Cooper Tods Aerospace
12:45 A Technique for Welding Thermoplastic Composites to Metals and other Materials - Roger Wise Ultrawise Innovation Ltd
Session Theme: Mechanical Joining, Surface Pre-treatment and Adhesion
14:00 Novel methods to join composites to metals: moving from coupon joints to pre-industrial scale demonstrators - Conor McCarthy University of Limerick
14:25 OntoTM Surface Pre-treatment Case Study - Terence Warmbier Oxford Advanced Surfaces
14:50 Methods to evaluate environmental resistance of adhesively bonded composite joints - Dean Bugg Scott Bader
15:15 Advanced nano-composites and adhesive joints - Alojz Ivankovic University College Dublin
Session Theme: Manufacturing
16:00 High Accuracy Aerospace Assembly – Removing Assembly Variation in Complex Composite and Metal/Composite Assemblies - M. Morgan Queen’s University Belfast
16:25 System solutions for multi-substrate car body designs - Thomas Engels Henkel
16:50 Closing Remarks - Terry McGrail IComp
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