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Joining of Composites Conference

Event details
Thursday, 21 March 2019
10:00 am – 17:00 pm
A showcase for recent international developments in composite joining


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, Barry Twomey, 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 – a new joining technique to join composites to metal, Nick Welton, Powdertech

12:00: BREAK

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, ÉireComposites Teo

13:10: Fusion bonding of thermoplastic composites – Microstructure – performance relationship, Frank ten Napel, Tencate

13:30: Lunch

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

Joining Thermoset Composites Theme

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

15:50: BREAK

Mechanical Assembly Theme

16:10: Joining Composites without Fasteners or Bonding, Tim Evans, Jigsaw Structures

16:30: Defining the HVM Catapult technology roadmap for Joining, Bonding and Welding, Craig Atkins, AMRC

16:50: Closing Remarks, Terry McGrail, IComp

17:00: Close

Poster Presentations

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

Programme subject to change

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For more information about this event please contact our sector lead
Ajay Kapadia
Knowledge Transfer Manager, Composites