San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NetComposites launches a brand new conference bringing together researchers, designers, manufacturers and end-users to showcase the latest developments in hybrid composite solutions within high value sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail and energy.
It is often the case that the optimum balance of performance and cost is obtained through the use of multimaterial assemblies of composites, metals and polymers. Hybrid material structures that exploit the principle of using 'the right material in the right place' provide new design opportunities, and are often a stepping stone to the more widespread adoption of high performance materials such as composites.
However, the design and manufacturing of multimaterial structures is not without its challenges. Robust strategies for material selection, assembly, repair and end-of-life must all be developed. Furthermore, opportunities for incorporating additional functionality ought to be exploited to maximise the benefits of the hybrid approach.
This conference will explore the opportunities and challenges of hybrid material structures, with a particular emphasis upon the integration of composites. It will also provide a forum for companies and individuals to explore the latest trends in hybrid composite structures and identify new opportunities for products within their business areas.
Topics will include:
• Optimised material selection for hybrid structures
• Design for lightweighting
• Design for cost optimisation
• Multi-functional design
• Joining of composites to other materials
• Industrial assembly of multimaterial structures
• Condition monitoring of multimaterial structures
• Repair of multimaterial structures
• Disassembly and end-of-life management of multimaterial structures
• Case studies of multimaterial applications
The conference will provide the opportunity for companies and individuals to identify current and future technologies and explore possible collaborative partnerships to utilise hybrid composite technologies for their business.
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NetComposites is a global research, consultancy and online media company, creating and using innovative technologies to advance the composites industry as well as running the industry's leading online portal for composites.
We undertake consultancy and major development projects to create innovative composites products and processes for our partner companies, using our own development facilities, in many cases also attracting funding support to help with costs. Our intimate involvement with current news and future developments means that we are well-placed to advise on trends in markets and technologies.
We publish the latest industry news every week by email and through this web site, which contains a massive amount of indispensable information. The site also contains the world's largest stores for composites information, including over 1000 books, videos, journals, CDs, software and market reports.
NetComposites is also highly active in national and international networks in the composites industry, including the Network Group for Composites in Construction and the National Composites Network.