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High-Volume, Low-Cost Composites Production Showcase

31 March 2015

On the 29th April at the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) International Digital Laboratory, the Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) programme of projects will showcase ways to address the challenges facing the UK composites industry in the high-volume, low-cost manufacturing sector.

The event will be of particular relevance to the automotive industry but also cross-cuts across all UK manufacturing sectors. The showcase of 15 projects will demonstrate the development of materials, knowledge, automation and processes to support growth of the UK supply chain, in turn enabling UK OEMs to onshore their composites manufacturing requirements.

During this one day showcase event, presentations will focus on each of the 15 CiC projects supported by table-top exhibition spaces from each of the 31 CiC partners and cluster leads, and is suited to delegates looking to buy into the CiC project outcomes in 2016.

Project partners who will be in attendance at the event are: AGC AeroComposites, Altair Engineering, Assyst Bullmer, Aviation Enterprises, Axillium Research, Axon Automotive, Cobham, Composites UK, Cranfield University, Cytec Industrial Materials, Dowty Propellers, EPL Composite Solutions, FORMAX, Far Composites, Formaplex, Granta Design, Güdel Lineartec UK, Henniker Scientific, Imperial College, Kraus Maffei, LMAT, National Composites Centre, NCCEF, NetComposites, Royal Holloway University of London, Sigmatex, Technical Fibre Products, Tilsatec, University of Hertfordshire, University of Nottingham and WMG.

Claire Whysall, Communications Manager for Composites UK and the CiC’s Dissemination Lead said; “The idea of this event is firstly to let the wider industry know more about the innovative projects that the partners are working on, but as the CiC comes to an end next year it is important that we begin to think about how partners can start to commercialise on their new IP and placing them in a room with delegates from outside of the project is essential in beginning this process.”

Delegate attendance is free-of-charge. All interested parties should register via Eventbrite - https://cicpsg.eventbrite.co.uk – to confirm their place. This is a drop-in event allowing the delegate to catch the presentations most relevant to them. Tours of WMG are available on request at the booking stage.

The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC), is funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) -http://www.the-cic.org.uk/





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