NCC at SAMPE Long Beach 2016

On Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th May 2016, the NCC attended SAMPE Long Beach 2016.
SAMPE Long Beach 2016 is the only conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. With over 250 exhibiting companies showcasing their products and solutions during this event, the full scale technical conference featured the latest technologies and research advancements concerning the advanced materials and processes community. 

Mattia Di Francesco, EngDoc student at the NCC, and Giuseppe Dell’Anno, Engineering and Capability Manager for Advanced Composite Manufacturing, attended alongside representatives from the University of Bristol Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS). The NCC and ACCIS teams attended to support Mattia in his presentation of the collaborative paper between the NCC and the University of Bristol on thermoplastic AFP. 

Above (from left to right): Dennis Crow, Michael Elkington, James Kratz, Mattia Di Francesco, Giuseppe Dell’Anno, Jamie Hartley. 

This conference was a fantastic opportunity to showcase collaboration between the University of Bristol and the NCC, and the innovative work the centres facilitate. The NCC was delighted to see the paper listed in the Outstanding Papers section as an “Honourable Mention”. The paper was also mentioned by Dr. Robert Yancey of Altair during his tutorial titled “Aerospace vs. Automotive –Perspectives on Composites Use, Design, and Analysis” as a positive example of collaboration between industry and academia driving innovation in composites.

Above: Mattia Di Francesco,  EngDoc student at the NCC, presenting the University of Bristol and NCC thermoplastic AFP paper. 

To find out more about the collaborative NCC and University of Bristol thermoplastic AFP paper, please contact Mattia Di Francesco at

 +44 (0) 117 370 7600