07 November 2010
07 November 2010
This week, advances in large scale manufacturing, design and materials will be discussed at Composites Innovation 2010 being held in Manchester, UK on the 9th and 10th November.
Over recent years there has been a trend towards large lightweight structures in many industries including wind, aerospace, construction and mass transit which pose considerable challenges to the designer. This conference will provide a forum for the exchange of information on this recent trend and the need for composite materials, design and manufacturing technologies to meet this demand.
The conference will build on the success of the 2007 event, breaking new ground by presenting the best quality research and technical innovations alongside detailed case studies demonstrating how to effectively transfer new technologies into commercial applications.
Presenting companies include CGTech, Composite Integration, Cranfield University, Dantec Dynamics, Dassault Systemes, EPL Composite Solutions, Exel Composites, Glyndwr University, Gurit, Materials KTN, National Composites Centre, North West Composites Centre, Optima Projects, QinetiQ, Solent Composite Systems and Solvay. There will also be an overview of the Grand Challenge and how the i-Composites project is helping to deliver the UK Composites Strategy.
Full details on this event including the latest programme and registration information can be found on the conference website below.
The UK's Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.
Solvay reports that Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc (ASTi) has selected Ryton polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) to mould protective housings for two industrial-grade sensors.