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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...

High Value Manufacturing Catapult Event: Improving quality by applying good measurement practice - 25 March - Bristol

Precise measurement is vital to high-precision, high-value manufacturing. Being able to prove that products meet customer requirements, while demonstrating high quality standards, gives...

ACCIS CDT: Call for six-month extended research project proposals

The call for ACCIS CDT extended research project proposals is now open. Deadline: Friday 24th April 2015. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for...

RNLI Lifeboat Decommissioning Challenge in partnership with LoToNo

Over the next 10 years, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will decommission 3 different classes of lifeboat: 86 boats in total. The potential to repurpose, reuse and recycle their...

Horizon 2020 - Partner Search - NMP-22-2015: Fiber Based Materials for Non-clothing Applications

Istanbul Technical University is planning to apply for a Horizon 2020 project for the call topic NMP-22-2015: Fiber Based Materials for Non-clothing Applications and looking for a partner...

ELG Carbon Fibre and Gordon Murray Design win Innovate UK Funding

ELG Carbon Fibre and Gordon Murray Design are working together to create new carbon fibre materials from recycled carbon fibre waste that would have otherwise gone to landfill. The...

£6m funding - Creating Smart Products from Smart Materials

Innovate UK in partnership with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. ...

Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials, London, 28-29 April

The Knowledge Transfer Network has been working with the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy to organise this Franco-British Symposium on Composite Materials. As leaders...

Ceramic Matrix Composites - some updates

Not mentioned as much as PMCs but CMCs are having renewed interest due to their high temperature capabilities. GE tests ceramic material based F414 turbofan demonstrator engine, click here ...

New Composites Journal Launched: Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science

Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer & Composites Science  ( AMPCS ) publishes refereed research articles addressing advanced and automated manufacturing challenges in structural...

Call for Abstracts - International Conference on Light Weight Design of Marine Structures 9-11 November, Glasgow

Abstracts of about 300 words on any of the topics below are invited by 01 March 2015. Upon review by the Technical Advisory Panel, notification will be given by 01 April 2015. The...

Free support for SMEs in the textile sector

The REBus project is looking for SMEs interested in free tailored support to identify and realise more efficient, alternative ways to meet customers’ needs and increase profitability. The...
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Thu 06 Aug 2015

Young Researchers Meeting

All Day

The British Society for Nanomedicine is committed to holding meetings to develop the research community within the UK. This meeting allows postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from all areas...

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Wed 09 Sep 2015

Materials Innovation Showcase at Cenex-LCV2015

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Cenex-LCV2015 is the UK’s low carbon vehicle event. It incorporates four key features: a technology exhibition split over three halls an extensive seminar programme facilitated networking with the...

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Wed 09 Sep 2015

Working Safely with Nanomaterials

09:00 until 16:00

The event will see the launch of the revised guidance ‘Working Safely with Nanomaterials’ and leading experts and practitioners in nanosafety will provide an update on most recent knowledge,...

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