22 April 2014
22 April 2014
NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which will look at the methods for joining fibre-reinforced polymer composite components.
The conference, which is due to take place on 8th May at Warwick Manufacturing Group, Warwickshire, UK, has been split into two half day sessions. The morning session will focus on joining composites in the aerospace and automotive sectors, and the afternoon session will focus on joining composites in the construction sector.
Fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) are being used by designers and specifiers alike for their light weighting properties. Inevitably, this leads to the need to join FRPs, not only onto steel or timber, but also onto other FRP components. A joint can be a structure’s weakest link and therefore is not only a potential area of failure but is essentially a source of extra weight which can lessen the initial light weighting benefits of using FRP.
The speakers and their topics are as follows:
Registration for this event is now open with full details available on the NetComposites website.
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