Composites UK Sector Showcase: Fibre reinforced polymer composites in defence applications

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022

Bristol

The defence sector utilises fibre reinforced polymer composites in a number of ways. This includes lightweighting for protective clothing and vehicle components and impact resistance as the material has a high strain/failure ratio. But if failure does occur it will shatter and be less harmful to its environment than metal. It can be coupled with other materials to increase protection properties, corrosion resistant for less “in field” maintenance, have embedded functionality with monitoring systems integrated into the material and be designed in a way where pieces can be moulded as one, reducing the number of parts needed and increasing production speed.

This Composites UK event will look at:

  • An overview of the defence sector and market
  • Technology and innovation
  • Supply chain – opportunities and challenges to supplying the defence sector

Meet the NCC

Our Chief Engineer for Defence and Space, Sean Cooper, is presenting on the future of composites technology for UK defence, discussing the current and expected trends. 

 

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