NCC Discover: The Future of Overbraiding

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National Composites Centre

Bristol & Bath Science Park

Emersons Green

BS16 7FS

United Kingdom

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Please note: this event has been postponed, and will confirm a new date for later this year. Contact the NCC for more information.

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The one-day event, “NCC Discover: The Future of Overbraiding”, will be held at the NCC in Bristol on Thursday 7th May 2020, and will explore advancements in composites overbraiding technology, with the ambition to open new opportunities for collaborative R&D projects.

As part of the NCC’s iCAP digital technology programme, the NCC has invested in the latest overbraiding capabilities, offering industry access to Europe’s largest two ring braider. It can intertwine triaxial structures with up to 288 individual bias strands of carbon fibre with up to 144 axial strands in one automated process to create complex, hollow geometric shapes up to 10m long and 750mm in diameter. The technology is already used in composite industry to manufacture parts such as advanced aircraft propellers, vessels, crash structures and lightweight automotive parts.

The NCC is opening its doors to encourage academics and engineers from all industries to come and find out more about this technology, its benefits, challenges and applications. The conference will include technology demonstrations, technical presentations and workshops sessions to foster knowledge sharing and identify potential opportunities for R&D collaboration.

Stephan Voskamp, CEO and owner of Eurocarbon, specialists in overbraiding technology and machine manufacturer, is a keynote speaker for the event and will present on how to develop overbraiding.

The day will begin at 09:00 and close by 16:30, and will include a tour of the NCC's workshop of world-leading composite capabilities.

Tickets cost £100 (£75 for NCC Members and Composite UK Members), covering conference attendance, refreshments throughout the day, and a demonstration and tour of the NCC facility.

The agenda for the day will be published shortly.

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National Composites Centre

Bristol & Bath Science Park

Emersons Green

BS16 7FS

United Kingdom

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