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SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter’s Sixth Annual Technical Conference

19 August 2005

Reflecting the continued progress in the use of lightweight materials in ever challenging applications and end uses, the key theme of the SAMPE UK and Ireland Chapter’s next Annual Technical Conference is ‘Advanced Lightweight Structures’.

The Conference, which will take place at the Kings Norton Library, Cranfield University, UK on Thursday 23 February 2006, is being organised jointly by SAMPE and the Nottingham University Composites Club.

According to Conference organiser Andrew Mills, the programme will provide an important opportunity to review recent advances in materials and processing in lightweight structures. “The programme will include specific sessions on Automotive, Aerospace, Deepsea and UCAV's,” reports Mills, “and we envisage a very full day’s programme with ten to twelve invited specialist speakers, all experts in their respective fields. We have had an excellent response so far and we plan to announce a preliminary programme at the end of September, when people will have chance to register interest to attend.”

Chapter Chairman Andrew Long is equally enthusiastic about the event: “The SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter, together with Nottingham University Composites Club, has an excellent record of organising successful technical conferences and the two organisations work extremely well together in keeping members and other M&P industry professionals aware of technical advances. This, our sixth annual conference, will build on the outstanding event ‘Out-of-Autoclave Moulding’ held at East Midlands Airport in February 2005, which attracted more than 100 attendees from all over the UK and Europe.”

For further information about the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter/Nottingham University Composites Club Conference – ‘Advanced Lightweight Structures’ contact Professor Andrew Mills at Cranfield University.





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