NCC Discover

Composites Overmoulding 2019

Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

National Composites Centre

The National Composites Centre is bringing together international businesses across all sectors and research institutes to present and discuss advancements in composites overmoulding technology.

Composite overmoulding technology specifically allows for the rapid manufacture of net-shape thermoplastic composites.  It combines both laminate thermoforming and polymer injection moulding in one automated process, thus structural components with a valuable combination of high strength and integrated complex design features are able to be manufactured with a very low cycle time.

Through NCC Discover: Composites Overmoulding 2019, we are connecting research and industry to enable attendees to discuss the key challenges they currently face, and the new technology innovations that that may assist with solving those challenges.

The one day conference, to be held at the NCC will also feature manufacturing demonstrations of the NCC's Engel Duo 1700T organomelt research cell, technical presentations and guided collaborative workshop sessions.

Agenda

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Arrival
  • 9:30 – 9:40 Welcome to the NCC
  • 9:40 – 10:00 Keynote: “Composites from the perspective of an injection moulding business” Graeme Herlihy, President Western Europe, Engel
  • 10:00 – 10:20 “Composites overmoulding; manufacturing development, characterisation and process simulation” Alex Batten, Research Engineer in High Volume Manufacturing, NCC
  • 10:20 – 10:40 “A study on the preform deformation in thermoplastic composite overmoulding” Mario Valverde, PhD student, ACCIS University of Bristol
  • 10:40 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Keynote: “Overmoulding in a commercial industrial environment” Alan Banks, Ford Motor Company, Innovation Supervisor, Lightweight Technology Engineering
  • 11:20 – 11:40 “Opportunities and challenges for composite overmoulding in structural applications” Simon Baril-Gosselin, Research Officer, Automotive and Surface Transportation, National Research Council Canada
  • 11:40 – 12:00 Keynote: “Overmoulding: The Ascendance of Thermoplastic Composites” James Myers, Head of R&D for Aerospace and Composite Applications, Victrex
  • 12:00 – 12:20 “An interface strength characterization study on overmoulded unidirectional C/PAEK” Coen Hartjes, Researcher and Lab Operations Coordinator, Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre
  • 12:20 – 12:40 “Interface Strength Testing of overmoulded CF/PAEK-Composites” Robert Gaitzsch, Modelling & Simulation, Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE)
  • 12:40 – 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 – 15:15 Tour of NCC’s world-leading composite capabilities, Overmoulding manufacturing demonstrations and facilitated workshop sessions on potential challenges and new projects
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Refreshments
  • 15:30 – 15:50 Facilitated Workshop Sessions Discussion
  • 15:50 – 16:00 Summary & Close - Sean Cooper, Deputy Chief Engineer, Aerospace & Defence, NCC
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Networking
  • 16:30 Close

Who should attend

The conference is open to all interested businesses, however a broad spectrum of representatives from plastics injection-moulding, composites manufacturing, OEMs, tier-suppliers, tool manufacturers, universities and material suppliers are anticipated to be in attendance.

Cost

£100 or £75 for NCC Member organisations

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