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ITHEC 2016, 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites - Bremen - 11-12 Oct - Call for Abstracts Deadline - 15 Feb

ITHEC 2016 launches a Call for Papers : Deadline for Abstracts 15 February 2016 320 conference participants from 26 countries gathered for ITHEC 2014, 2nd International Conference and...

Composites Innovation 2016: 22-23 June - Sheffield - Call for Papers Deadline 19 February

This conference will explore developments related to new and advanced manufacturing processes for products made of composite materials. With particular focus on innovation related to the...

UK-France Joint PhD programme 2016 - Application Deadline - 4 March

The UK-France joint PhD programme aims to develop research in key areas of mutual interest to France and the UK. The programme was agreed at the 2010 Anglo-French Summit as one of the ten...

EMBRAER PORTUGAL BRIEFING & NETWORKING SESSION - 15 Feb - London

ADS, working closely with UKTI in Lisbon, will be hosting a free to attend briefing and networking session with a delegation from Embraer Portugal. Embraer announced its presence in Portugal in...

Hybrid material that responds to heat and light presents future potential for 4D-printed adaptive devices

Combining photo-responsive fibers with thermo-responsive gels, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and Clemson University have modeled a new hybrid...

Nominations Sought for Composites Leadership Forum Chair

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) is seeking nominations to fill the role of Chairperson of the Forum. The CLF was formed in 2012 to provide leadership and direction to the UK Composites...

Overview of EU Funds for research and innovation

EU Funding for Research and Innovation goes beyond Horizon 2020. View this document summarising the different schemes.

ISP Sensing In Composites Event - 16.12.15 - Provisional Agenda Announced

#ISP43   Background: Composite materials are increasingly being used in many industries including aerospace, off-shore renewables, civil construction, automotive etc; 50 %...

Composites UK urges UK companies to complete their hub profile before highly anticipated launch

In preparation for the launch of the Hub Database at the Composites Engineering Show on 4 and 5 November (NEC, Birmingham), Trade Association Composites UK is urging UK composites companies to...

SME Automation Event at the National Composites Centre - 03/09/2015

Are you an SME? Have you ever considered automating a manufacturing process? Did it appeal but seem too risky? Do you have...

Recycling of Composites - Industry Focus Day, 10 Sept., University of Manchester

The EXHUME project is a consortium of four universities researching solutions to the re-manufacture of composite waste. The project has been developing transformation technologies to...

Advanced composites may borrow designs from deep-sea shrimp

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents...

Meet Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce and Alstom Transportation at the Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials - 28-29 April, London

The KTN would like to make you aware of this Symposium which will include speakers from OEMs (Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce and Alstom Transportation) as well as a number of SMEs,...

Aerospace: £10 million to support game-changing technologies

Businesses can apply for a share of funding to support new technologies that will keep the UK at the forefront of the aerospace industry. The UK aerospace industry leads Europe and is number...

Composite Materials feature strongly in latest AMSCI winners

The government recently announced the latest winners from a fund to help rebuild British manufacturing prowess. Twenty supply chain projects from across the country will benefit from a total...

2015 UK Composites Industry Awards - 4 November - Birmingham

Composites UK are now taking submissions for the eight award categories. The forms for each of these can be found by clicking on award title. The categories are: Innovation in...

Coatings on Composites - Roadmapping Event - Derby - 31 March

The KTN is holding a roadmapping event for Advanced Coatings on 31 March in Derby. If you have an interest in this area and wish to participate in the roadmapping event to provide the composites...

Composites ready for mass production of auto industry?

Composites and the automotive industry are yet to answer the volume question. So will thermoplastics allow lightweight structures be produced in their millions quickly and at the right price? Or...

Prime Minister hails £11 million for Composites Centre of Excellence on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight College has announced that it has secured a successful £11 million bid to develop a new 3,500 m2 Centre of Excellence for Composites, Marine and Advanced Manufacturing. The...
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Tue 09 Feb 2016

Materials and Design Exchange Annual Lecture 2016 - Sir Kenneth Grange

18:00 until 21:00

Design for life - Sir Kenneth Grange RDI in conversation with Hugh Aldersey-Williams Hosted by Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) From the Kenwood mixer (1960) and 125 HST train (1972) to the...

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Thu 11 Feb 2016

Designing in Plastics Now and Then

09:30 until 16:00

Designing in Plastics Now and Then: a hands on workshop for designers and industrialists at MoDiP MoDiP, the Museum of Design in Plastics February 11th 2016 – Arts University Bournemouth The KTN is...

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Tue 23 Feb 2016

Energy Game Changer - Brokerage Events

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Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies. The aim of this...

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