Joining of Composites Conference
Further details have been released ahead of the Joining of Composites Conference.
The Joining of Composites Conference takes place on 21st March at Titanic Belfast, supported by Composites UK, IComp Irish Composites Centre, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and Invest North Ireland (Invest NI).
The event will be a showcase for recent international developments in composite joining. It will demonstrate the developments that are pushing the boundaries in industry sectors where composites have become mainstream, as well as in new and emerging applications. The event will address surface pretreatment and adhesives, thermoset and thermoplastic composites, welding, dissimilar materials joining and 3D printing.
The conference is aimed at engineers and scientists who are involved in the design and manufacture of composite assemblies and are looking to improve their current techniques.
In addition to the talks, there will be nearly two hours of networking breaks to interact with the speakers and poster presenters, as well as with the other delegates.
To register your attendance please click here.
09:30: Registration and Coffees
10:00: Welcome, Vicky Kell, Invest NI
10:10: Introduction, Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Network
Surface Preparation Theme
10:20:¬†Activation of Structural Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composite Thermoplastics by Ultraviolet Radiation for Adhesive Bonding, Brian Deegan, Henkel
10:40:¬†Adhesion enhancement of thermoplastic composites by atmospheric plasma and UV treatments, Gennaro Scarselli, University College Dublin
11:00:¬†Adhesion Promotion Using Dry, Blast-Coating Process to Prime Metals, Joseph Mohan, ENBIO
11:20:¬†Controlled Polymer Ablation: A disruptive pre-treatment technology for ultra-lightweight multi-material structural assemblies using thermoplastic and thermoset polymer composites, James Nicholas Barry, PlasmaBound
11:40:¬†Powderbond ‚Äì a new joining technique to join composites to metal, Nick Welton, Powdertech
Joining Thermoplastic Composites Theme
12:30:¬†Linear Friction Welding of Carbon Fibre PEEK composites, Chris Worrall, TWI
12:50:¬†Modelling and Experimental Investigation of Induction Welding of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites, Michael Flanagan, √âireComposites Teo
13:10:¬†Fusion bonding of thermoplastic composites ‚Äì Microstructure ‚Äì performance relationship, Francisco Sacchetti, Tencate
Joining Thermoplastic Composites Theme (Cont’d)
14:30:¬†The welding of thermoplastic composite to aluminium alloy, Roger Wise, Ultrawise Innovation
14:50:¬†Thermoplastic composites: the easy way of joining, Virginia Bozsak, Arkema
15:10:¬†Joining of composite materials with nanomaterials and Joule heating, Sung-Hwan Jang, University of Plymouth
15:30:¬†Manufacturing and Welding Investigations of Fibre Reinforced Composite Parts with Thermoplastic Functional Layer, Widyanto Surjoseputro, Mahr Metering Systems
Mechanical Assembly Theme
16:10:¬†Joining Composites without Fasteners or Bonding, Chris Vaissiere, Jigsaw Structures
16:30:¬†3D printing of digital CFRP composites for light-weight lattice structures, Dongmin Yang, University of Leeds
16:50: Closing Remarks, Terry McGrail, IComp
Additive manufacturing of tailored woven carbon fibre thermoplastic composites for enhanced fastening performance, Andrew Dickson, University College Dublin
Improvement of delamination resistance of CFRC laminates using electrospun nanofibers interleaves, Sabina Alessi, University of Palermo
Ultra-thick composites: Towards fully integrated aircraft structures by using Polyethersulfone interleaves and cure cycle optimisation,¬†Valentin Buchinger, Imperial College London