I-Composites Grand Challenge Research event

15 September 2010, 2.00 PM - 15 September 2010, 2.00 PM

Venue: Queen's Building, University of Bristol

The I-Composites Grand Challenge Research event took place following the ACCIS Annual Conference on Wednesday 15 September in the Queen's Building at the University of Bristol.

This £10m Technology Strategy Board funded programme, led by GKN Aerospace and coordinated by the National Composites Centre aims to target the two critical requirements needed to transform the UK composites industry and so develop a wide range of new market opportunities:

  1. Cost reduction technologies
  2. Enhancing the capabilities and performance of composite structures

The programme provides the basis for reducing energy consumption and wastage in manufacturing whilst simultaneously improving the functionality of composite materials, for full details see www.i-composites.org. Presentations were given by the programme partners detailing the research they are undertaking within the I-Composites Grand Challenge programme.


10.00–14.00 ACCIS Conference

I-composites agenda (Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Building)

Presentations can be downloaded from the I-Composites resource webpage.

14.00 Overview of I-Composite Programme – Richard Newley, GKN Aerospace

14.20 Simulation and modelling - Laurence Vaughn, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

14.40 Microwave curing of composite materials - Victoria Coenen, Aircelle Ltd

15.00 Automated fibre lay-up - Keith Campbell, Bombardier Aerospace

15.20 Coffee

15.40 Ice-phobic coatings - GKN Aerospace

16.00 Complex AFP - Mark Lees, Cobham

16.20 DCFP wheel well - Lee Bateup, Bentley Motors

16.40 Close and networking


For further information on I-Composites Research contact Mustafa Rampuri or go to the I-Composites website.

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