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Tuesday, May 12
 

09:25

Welcome & Introduction
Welcome to JEC World 2020! Discover the highlights of the three days.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Adeline LARROQUE

Adeline LARROQUE

Show Director JEC World and EMEA, JEC Group


Tuesday May 12, 2020 09:25 - 09:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

09:30

JEC Composites Observer
This presentation will cover the evolution and the growth of the composites industry at global level. It is a summary of the « JEC Composites Observer » a new annual overview of the state of the Composites Industry. Its release will become a new annual render-vous. The global composites market was of 11,4 Mt for 83 B$ in 2018. Asia has become the largest market in volume but Americas and EMEA still have higher added value applications. Composites markets follow the curve of economic development. Emerging Asia has still strong potential to grow. Europe has the risk of remaining fragmented by country. Composites materials are still niche materials compared to the main other competing materials such as concrete, steel and plastic. The industries where composites have increased their penetration rates over the past ten years are wind energy, marine, and electrical & electronics. Transportation and construction applications are the main drivers of the growth of composites (despite rather limited penetration rates of composites).

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Julien DELEUZE

Julien DELEUZE

Vice President, Estin & Co
Before joining Estin & Co, he was project manager at CM International. He runs the Estin & Co office in London.Julien Deleuze assists the directors of large European groups in their growth and value creation strategies, group strategies, business strategies for their main activities... Read More →
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Frederic REUX

Media Director and Editor-in Chief, JEC Composites
Frédéric REUX is currently Media Director and Editor-in Chief of JEC Composites – publications, e-letters, awards and conferences.Frédéric REUX joined JEC Composites in 2003 as Editor-in-Chief of JEC Composites Magazine and the e-letters.Mr. REUX holds degrees in international... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 09:30 - 10:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

10:00

Composites for sustainable Mobility
  • Nonwoven fabrics
  • T-RTM-process
  • eco-efficiency analysis

The project „Composites for sustainable Mobility“ – short “CC4CosiMo” – was launched by a consortium consisting of renowned industrial partners and important research institutes in the composite base Augsburg, Bavaria. Its aim is to transmit innovative sustainable thermoplastic composite technologies into high volume production in the fields of automotive engineering and aerospace.
The basis of the parts is recycled carbon fiber. They are being processed inside the T-RTM process as nonwoven fabric. Along the production chain the technology readiness level is raised in order to exploit the potential of the material. What is unique is the new material class of web based composites. This recycled material has a lean and at the same time highly individualized manufacturing process. Furthermore innovative methods of industry 4.0 are being used through the utilization of a digital twin which raises the part quality and reduces the rejection rate.
Additionally an eco-efficiency analysis was conducted. Parts based on high performance virgin UD material and recycled nonwoven fabric have been compared. Thereby it was proven that recycled nonwoven fabric is the more sustainable solution concerning economic and ecological aspects.
The use of recycled fibre is only one pillar for sustainable composites. It is important to focus on the matrix at the same time. In this use case bio-based caprolactam has a great potential. An advantage of the thermoplastic matrix PA6 is the possibility of depolymerization. Here, the matrix is not lost during the recycling process (compared to pyrolysis). This shows that there are unutilized potentials.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Matthias FRONING

Matthias FRONING

Research Fellow, ITA Augsburg GmbH
Matthias Froning earned his degree of bachelor of science in cooperation with the Muhr & Bender KG at the university of Siegen.He completed his bachelor thesis at the company CarboTech, Salzburg.Afterwards he made his specification at the Technical University Munich (TUM) at the Chair... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:00 - 10:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Eco-design, sustainability

10:00

Biobased Hub Visit tour
Meet the key players on the BIOBASED HUB area and discover flax and hemp reinforcement solutions as advanced natural materials for the composite industry:
dry or pre-impregnated, from short fibres to flax fibre weaves (UD, 2D), roving, hybrid architectures and special grid structures, ready to use panels, and composite processing.
CELC, as the federating European plateform brings support for your project : Certification of European origin, technical advises and scientific tools and services.
#wearelinen @wearelinen

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Gilles KOOLEN

Gilles KOOLEN

Committee member, CELC
Ing. Gilles KOOLEN obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering Technology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017. He was awarded funding by the H2020 Ssuchy project and is currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering. His research mainly focuses... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:00 - 10:30
Bio Based Hub (Hall 5 - C43)

10:00

Overview Of The Field Of Composites
  • Use of composites in the industry
  • Advantages and disadvantages of FRP (including glass)
  • Specific features of anisotropic materials, with a focus on fiber-reinforced materials
  • Overview of carbon-fiber production
  • Overview of production processes for CFRP parts
  • Overview of recycling methods
  • Evolution of production prices over recent years

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Sven BLANCK

Sven BLANCK

Head of International Affairs, Controlling & Development, MAI Carbon
avatar for Tjark VON REDEN

Tjark VON REDEN

Deputy Managing Director, Carbon Composites e.V, MAI Carbon



Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

10:00

Automation Hub - Presentations and live demonstrations program
10:00 am - Simplify Composites: Automation and sustainable product development – Mr Drechsler, TUM
10:30 am - Presentation : Cost efficient performance battery enclosures for volume production - Mr Markus Freiberger and Mr Adam Halsband, Forward Engineering
11:00 am - Presentation: Cost efficient performance battery enclosures for volume production – Mr Patrick Consul, TUM
11:30 am - Experience with Thermoplastic Automated Fiber Placement – Mr Kalle Kind, TUM
12:00 pm - Presentation of the Compositence Product Portfolio – Mr Ingo Karb, Compositence

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Klaus DRECHSLER

Klaus DRECHSLER

Director of the Institute for Carbon Composite, TUM - Institute for Carbon Composite
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler is the director of the Institute for Carbon Composite,Technical University of Munich and the co-Director, Fraunhofer Institute IGCV (Casting, Composites and Processing) Augsburg. He is the founding member of “Composite Clusters Singapur”, CCS, executive... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:00 - 12:30
Automation Hub (Hall 6 - D85)

10:05

Country on Stage South Korea: Hydrogen Storage for a Future of Mobility in Korea
South Korea sees hydrogen power as the country’s “future bread and butter”, especially in mobility with almost one million hydrogen vehicles by 2030 and almost three million by 2040, accelerating the transition to cleaner vehicles. But challenges remain with the technology and one of the greatest challenges of future vehicle concepts will be high-pressure vessels and the materials & processes used to manufacture tanks, as well as the development of charging infrastructure. Discover how hydrogen storage will enable the Future of Mobility and how South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society.

10.05 – 10.15: Introduction
  • Yoon-Hyuk BANG, President, KCTECH
  • Jong-moon CHOI, Ambassador of South Korea to France
  • Byung-Soon JEON, Director General, Jeollabuk-do Provincial Government
  • Sunkyung PARK, Deputy Director, Innovation & Startup Group, Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
10.15 – 10.30: High-Pressure Vessels State of Art of and Mobility Applications
  • Axel SEIFERT, Business Line Director, Composite Pressure Vessels, Plastic Omnium
10.30 – 10.40: Sustainable Hydrogen Storage Technology in Korea
  • Sung Kyu HA, Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept., Hanyang University
10.40 – 10.50: Hanhwa Advanced Materials Solutions Division and the latest Research & Development in Hydrogen tanks and Mobility solutions
  • Sung-gi KIM, Head of R&D Center, Hanhwa Advanced Materials
10.50 – 11.00: Kolon's Composite Business & Development of Tow Prepreg for Hydrogen Containers
  • Hang-jip CHO, Vice President, Kolon Composite Innovation Center
11.00 – 11.10: New Generation of Heating Film for the Future of Mobility
  • Jun-sang LEE, CEO, TNK CO., LTD
11.10 – 11.20: Solutions for Applying CFRP Product in any Field: From Racing Motorcycles to Everyday Bags
  • Young-min KIM, Director, MIGHTYM
11.20 – 11.30: The Future of Carbon Composites for Life Care, Mobility and New Energy Projects
  • Henry Hyunkyu SHIN, Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Yoon-Hyuk BANG

Yoon-Hyuk BANG

President, Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology
avatar for Jong-moon CHOI,

Jong-moon CHOI,

Ambassador of South Korea to France
avatar for ByungSoon JEON

ByungSoon JEON

Director General, Jeollabuk-do Provincial Government
Noting the industrial extendability of these carbon materials in JeonBuk, we selected "carbon industry" as our main future industry in 2006, and developed carbon fiber the third inventor in the world in 2008.
avatar for Sunkyung PARK

Sunkyung PARK

Director, Korea International Trade Association
Ms. Sunkyung Park is director of StartUp Branch department, Korea International Trade Association(KITA). KITA, founded in 1946 and with more than 70,000 member corporations, is one of the biggest non-government organizations in Korea. KITA has been supporting start-ups’ global expansion... Read More →
avatar for Axel SEIFERT

Axel SEIFERT

Business Line Director Composite Pressure Vessels, Plastic Omnium
Axel Seifert, born in 1963, has dedicated all his professional career to composites. He studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, focusing on automotive technologies and composite processing. From 1985-1990, he worked as student assistant at the Institute of Plastics Processing... Read More →
avatar for Sung Kyu HA

Sung Kyu HA

Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept.,, Hanyang University
Dr.Sung Kyu Ha is a professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Hanyang University. He received a B.Eng. (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University, and M.S (1985) and a Ph.D. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Standford University. Ever since 1991, Dr. Ha... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Seonggi KIM

Ryan Seonggi KIM

Head of R&D Center, Hanwha Solution/Advanced Material Division
Dr. Ryan Seonggi Kim is the Head of R&D center at Advanced Material Division of Hanwha Solution located in South Korea. Dr. Kim is responsible for defining/managing the technology portfolio, driving innovative product development and implementing R&D strategy aligned to the business... Read More →
avatar for Hangjip CHO

Hangjip CHO

Vice President, Kolon Composite Innovation Center
Hangjip Cho is Head of Kolon Composite Innovation Center (KCIC). KOLON Group launched KCIC in 2016 to lead strategy, R&D and marketing of composite business as a future growth engine. KCIC is building capabilities in base/intermediate composite materials and is actively developing... Read More →
avatar for Junsang LEE

Junsang LEE

CEO, TnK Co.,LTD
TnK Co.,LTD - Special Heating system - Flexible Film Heating System (using CF paper) - Ceramic mold heating system Before - C-C composite Engineer - C-SiC composite Engineer - C-C Brake system Engineer - C-SiC Brake system Engineer
avatar for Youngmin KIM

Youngmin KIM

Director, MIGHTYM
As a co-founder of MIGHTYM, I have been researching and mass-producing composite materials including CFRP since 2008.In particular, I was a motorcycle design specialist and worked as a racer for seven years.MIGHTYM is the industrial design company which is based on motorcycle and... Read More →
avatar for Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH
Expert in commercilization of Advanced materials and composites Technology. High performance in Composites projects management.Finalcial Director of Korea SAMPE. Director of KSCM (Korea Society of Composites Materials). Director of Korea Carbon Valley.

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Jason PALMER

Jason PALMER

Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

Sponsors

Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:05 - 11:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

10:25

Approaching Zero – Waste-Free Production of Composite Wheel Structures
  • Spoke wheels
  • Zero waste design
  • Eco efficient production

Due to their complex geometry, wheels and wheel-like structures made of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) usually consist of a large number of blanks made of flat semi-finished products. These semi-finished products are cut from webs with cutters, whereby even with careful planning an unavoidable proportion of waste is produced. With "CompoSpoke" a process has been developed which enables the production of spoke wheel structures in wet winding with virtually no waste.
It consist of a multi-stage procedure, which allows full variability with regard to the geometry. In a first step, a ring is wound which already matches the later spokes in width and thickness. This ring is automatically formed into the spoke structure using moulded parts manufactured in 3D-printing. Compressions and strains are compensated precisely so that a constant band tension is maintained. In a further step, an outer ring can optionally be wound, for example as a rim bed. With rigorous use and suitable products, the entire component can be produced from a single continuous roving which makes multiple positioning unnecessary.
The optimized use of raw materials makes the CompoSpoke process competitive to metallic construction methods. This is particularly the case when, due to small batch sizes, casting of metallic components close to the final contour is not an option. For instance, the material input of milled components and the energy required to recycle the chips is significantly higher compared to the production of a FRP-spoke wheel using the CompoSpoke process. In addition, further energy saving potentials can be exploited through the advantages of lightweight construction throughout the life cycle of the component.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Marcel BÜCKER

Marcel BÜCKER

Project Leader, Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH
• Born 12.08.1981• 2009: Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)• 2016: Dr.-Ing. (Institute for Composite Materials, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)• 2016 – 2019: Head of product development at Schäfer MWN GmbH, Renningen, Germany• Since 2019: Project leader... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:25 - 10:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Eco-design, sustainability

10:50

UPCYCLING for thermoplastic composites : How to recycle with added value using ThermoPRIME® & Thermosaic® technologies
  • Upcycling for thermoplastic composites = added value
  • Market and Industrial opportunities
  • Contribution to global cost reduction of composites

Recycling thermoplastic composite materials with an “upcycling” approach is a way to contribute to the grow of the global thermoplastic composite market. As a lot of waste is generated during the production process of panels and preforms, finding solutions for recycling it with more added value is a real concern.
Contrary to chemical or “downcycling” technologies, the innovative process Thermosaïc® & ThermoPRIME® allows the production, from waste, of large-scale panels having maximized mechanical performances. Based on a thermomechanical and "step by step" process, this line is a concrete cost-effective recycling technology which provides a way to reuse the generated waste or end-of-life components by producing new composite materials with a competitive cost/performance ratio. Two ways of production are possible with the same line :
  • Thermosaïc®: recovery of thermoplastic composite production waste and/or end-of-life products, sorted and crushed beforehand, then shredded. Shreds are bound by thermocompression into the shape of structural panels with a continuous production. The breakdown approach is to keep the intrinsic value of the composite (no separation of the fibre and the matrix) during the recycling process.
  • ThermoPRIME®: recycled plastic materials are associated with continuous or long fiber reinforcements, to produce recycled composite panels with a higher technical and economic value.
Easy to use and cost-effective, the technology is based on usual industrial equipment, with initial investment and operating cost lower than a continuous production line (e.g.: line with a double belt press). Flexibility of the line allows the process of various thermoplastic matrix combined with different kinds or mixed reinforcements.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Frederic RUCH

Frederic RUCH

Manager of Polymer Composite & Engineering department, CETIM GRAND EST
F. Ruch is the manager of Polymer Composite & Engineering department, at Cetim Grand Est. After a PhD in physico-chemistry, he has been working for 10 years in the field of polymer/composite failure analysis, and more recently as an engineering consultant. In addition, since 2011... Read More →
avatar for Clément CALLENS

Clément CALLENS

BU Manager Industry of the Future, CETIM GRAND EST
Mechanical engineer with a background in automotive industry (10 years) in process optimization and industrialization.After this industrial experience, skills were completed with an innovation expertise as project manager during 5 years in the technical center CETIM (as QSP® project... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:50 - 11:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Eco-design, sustainability

11:00

11:00

Flame Resistant Material Solutions Meet Most Demanding Fire Safety Standards for Electrified Vehicles
An important industrial manufacturing constituent is sheet molding compound (SMC) due to its widespread use and high-throughput. Phenolic sheet-molding compound (SMC) technology is presented that achieves a 2 minute cycle time and addresses the unique requirements in an electrified vehicle architecture. This drop-in replacement includes all the industrially relevant considerations including material processing, shelf life, and surface finish. A demonstrator battery cover highlights the superior fire resistance, impact resistance, and light weighting that is achieved with this technology. The material economically meets the most restrictive automotive fire performance standards such as ECE R100 and GB/T 31467.3.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
FD

Francis DEFOOR

Global Market Segment Leader Transportation, Hexion
SG

Steve GREYDANUS

Application Development Manager, Hexion



Tuesday May 12, 2020 11:00 - 11:30
Mobility Planet (Hall 6 - G93)

11:00

3D Printing Hub In action - Presentations and live demonstrations
Come and see our live 3D demonstrations. You'll see various additive-manufacturing approaches to tackle the main challenges regarding durability and functionality based on material and process optimization.

Highlighted processes : LASCALA Plateforme (LArge SCAle plAstics and composites 3D printing), thermoplastic additive manufacturing process, cold spray, FFF / FFD and SLS processes, continuous fiber 3D printing process, fiber recycling process

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jérémie SOULESTIN

Jérémie SOULESTIN

Professor, IMT Lille Douai
Jérémie Soulestin is currently Professor at IMT Lille Douai (Top-level engineering college, France). His current research topics focus on polymer processing, polymer composites & composites, polymer blends and additive manufacturing of polymers. He supervised a number of PhD students... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
3D Printing Hub (Hall 5 - R92)

11:15

From bottle to energy
  • Renewable energy sector to re-think supply chain for raw materials
  • Shift from PVC-based chemistry to PET and bio-based materials
  • When will we have scalable technologies to recycle composites?

Renewable energy is a booming sector. Over the years, wind energy has been able to claim a prominent position in the landscape of sustainable energy, having reached cost parity with fossil fuels in 2019. This rapid development towards a widespread and cost-effective means of energy generation forces the industry to rethink its supply chain for both affordable and sustainable raw materials.
Gurit has been at the forefront of the wind revolution as a material supplier and over the years has continuously developed solutions to support the dynamic and innovative wind industry. Over the last few years we saw a shift from legacy core based on PVC chemistry to a more affordable and sustainable technology centred on thermoplastic and in particular PET. This shift is not only a matter of technologies used, it has put a strong focus on the complete supply chain to be able to deliver solutions that are not only affordable but also are increasingly sustainable, for example thanks to the use of recycled PET.
In addition to the use of recycled materials there is a strong trend towards bio based materials, such as Balsa wood or bio based epoxy for marine and other applications.
Challenges are still ahead of us as the industry looks at opportunities to improve the end of life impact of composite structures. While we become greener in our choice of materials the industry still lacks scalable technologies to fully recycle composite materials and structures.



Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Emiliano FRULLONI

Emiliano FRULLONI

Chief Technology Officer, GURIT
Dr. Emiliano Frulloni, Chief Technology Officer; PhD in Materials Science and Technology, University of Perugia; MBA Manchester Business SchoolItalian & British citizen, born 1974.Professional background (main stages) :2005 Development Engineer, Cytec Engineered Materials/2009 R&D... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 11:15 - 11:40
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

11:15

Nanomaterials and multifunctional structural prospects. Beyond existing solutions
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
ST

Stavros TSANTZALIS

Senior Research Associate, University of Patras



Tuesday May 12, 2020 11:15 - 11:45
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

11:35

Startup Booster: Pitching Session - First 10 Finalists
Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites. It enables companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry, as a complement to the project they may are already involved in.
Discover the pitches of the 10 first finalists selected in front of the prestigious specially composed for this edition.
Jury:
  • Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FÜLLER, Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
  • Brian KRULL, Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
  • Alex OUIMET-STORRS, Managing Director – EMEA, Solvay Ventures
  • Markus SOLIBIEDA, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Martin EICHENHOFER

Martin EICHENHOFER

CEO, 9T Labs
Martin Eichenhofer is CEO of 9T Labs. Based in Zurich, 9T Labs thrives to empower every engineer to use high performance materials by making carbon fiber composites as accessible for series production as ordinary metal materials. Martin holds a PhD in engineering and MBA.
avatar for Antonio CIANCI

Antonio CIANCI

CEO, Arlite
Antonio started his professional career in 1996 as the manager of the first Italian eGovernment project while also a consultant to the Milan City Council. He was involved in business internationalisation projects by launching some major activities in China and other Asian countries... Read More →
avatar for Philipp GÖTZE

Philipp GÖTZE

Research Assistant, AMP.joining (a Project Group at Fraunhofer IWS)
Philipp Götze studied mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology in Dresden. He specialized in lightweight engineering and deepened his knowledge in semesters abroad in England (University of Bristol) and Mongolia (Mongolian University of Science and Technology). After... Read More →
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Fedor ANTONOV

CEO, Anisoprint
Fedor Antonov, CEO of Anisoprint, Ph.D. in Fundamental Mechanics, 10+ years of academic and industrial experience in design and optimization of composite materials and structures.
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Oriol GRAU

CEO, BCIRCULAR COMPOSITES, S.L.
Co-founder and CEO BCIRCULAR. Master MBA , Master in Sales and Marketing Direction Graduated in Business Administration, Higher Administration and Finance Technical (LOE). Co-author 3 patents. More than 15 years of experience in the management and management of companies.
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Burcu KARACA UGURAL

Co-Founder & CTO, B PREG Composite & Textile Inc.
Burcu Karaca Ugural, Ph.D., co-founder of B-PREG, has 10+ years of expertise in natural fiber composites and textile structures. She is an enthusiastic researcher in natural fibers, textile materials & technologies and biocomposites. Burcu is also co-founder of a research & development... Read More →
avatar for Chiemi AVILA MORI

Chiemi AVILA MORI

Co-founder / CTO, Carbon Axis
Chiemi co-founded the company Carbon Axis in mid-2018, specializing in automating composites processes. The vision is to make composites manufacturing more affordable and more repeatable through automation. The first development is a compact Automated Fibre Placement solution dedicated... Read More →
avatar for Amaël COHADES

Amaël COHADES

CEO, Compair
At CompPair, we believe in a world without materials waste. Inspired by nature, we are bringing healable and sustainable composite material solutions to extend the lifetime of composite parts, contributing to circular economy in the industry. CompPair Technologies Ltd. is the result... Read More →
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Tyler ALVARADO

Chief Executive Officer, Continuous Composites
As CEO and co-founder of Continuous Composites, Tyler Alvarado is a successful business owner and entrepreneur with a contagious passion for building and growing businesses the right way. With an extensive background in organizational leadership, strategy, finance, legal, manufacturing... Read More →
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Hicham GHOSSEIN

President, Endeavor Composites, Inc.
Ghossein attended the Lebanese University where he majored in physics. After graduation Ghossein moved to Birmingham Alabama, where he obtained a M.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in applied physics in 2010. In 2013 Ghossein started his PhD work under the guidance... Read More →
avatar for Jelle BLOEMHOF

Jelle BLOEMHOF

Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
Our mission is to continuously improve the efficiency of today’s composite industrial processes and perform research and technology projects in order to develop future products and processes.Born on 19th of October 1962 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, I grew up in Germany where... Read More →
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Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
Dr. Füller studied mechanical engineering at the University Stuttgart (Germany, 1988-1994) and at the George-Washington University (USA, 1991-1992). After his industrial PHD program on ceramic braking systems he joined the Daimler AG as a project manager for manufacturing engineering... Read More →
avatar for Brian KRULL

Brian KRULL

Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
As global director of innovation for Magna Exteriors, Brian Krull leads the development and implementation of strategies to inspire and significantly strengthen a culture of collaboration and innovation across the organization. Krull joined Magna in 2009 as a senior product engineer... Read More →
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Markus SOLIBIEDA

Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital
Markus Solibieda is leading the Global Corporate Venture Capital activities at BASF. After studies in Germany, France and the US, Markus started his career in Venture Capital and subsequently invested in Private Equity- and Growth Capital-transactions in Germany, Europe and China... Read More →
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Alex OUIMET-STORRS

Managing Director - EMEA, Solvay Ventures
Alex Ouimet-Storrs is the Managing Director for Europe at Solvay Ventures.He began his career at Air Liquide in Paris where he spent 5 years working notably as an Industrial Risk Specialist and Energy Manager for Europe, where he was responsible for optimizing over 800 MW of cogeneration... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →

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Tuesday May 12, 2020 11:35 - 13:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

11:40

12:00

Industrial circular solution for the environmentally safe recycling of wind turbine blades and other GRP products
  • There exists a current lack of viable and environmentally friendly wind blade recycling solutions
  • R&D for current KESCON technology began in 2003 and is possible only due to many years experience in recycling industry
  • Transforming wind blades and other fiberglass products into valuable end products

There are currently 120.000 wind turbines in Europe alone that will eventually need to be disposed of, and more are being built every day. Almost everything from these giant structures can be recycled. The blades, constructed of GRP, however, cannot.
KESCON Engineering has been a leading player in the recycling industry for over 20 years. Since 2003, the company has been focusing on developing viable and environmentally friendly solutions for the recycling of composite materials including fiberglass, polyurethanes and other critical materials. On the back of this research, KESCON has developed a patented, circular recycling process to transform wind blades and fiberglass products into valuable end products, including pellets and high tech IFS panels, on an industrial scale.
Its IFS panel is a product geared towards use in the construction industry. Its properties, including its thickness swell, modulus of rupture (MOR), and modulus of elasticity (MOE), are superior to particle board, OSB and cement board. It can be custom designed to meet specific applications. Lastly, in contrast to waste incineration and co-processing, the process is environmentally friendly, with minimal NOx and CO2 emissions.
In the presentation we will focus on the recycling process, how we achieve the material properties observed in the finished products, and how the technology is being scaled to meet industrial needs.


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Reinhard KESSING

Reinhard KESSING

President, KESCON Engineering
Mr. Reinhard Kessing provides consulting, engineering and equipment supply services for the Composite Panels Industry worldwide. With over 25 years experience in the industry and successful plant commissioning of over 50 projects in more than 18 countries, he has proven to be a reliable... Read More →
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Nicolas DERRIEN

Managing Director, NEOGEN25
Greentech entrepreneur. Co-founder and CEO of NEOGEN25 - innovative solutions for the circular economy and material transformation. Developing platform for the sustainable and efficient recycling of wind blades/fiberglass material. Worked with Global Fiberglass Solutions, the US pioneers... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 12:00 - 12:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Eco-design, sustainability

12:00

12:25

Holistic View on Recycling and Utilization of CFRP
  • Recycling / Circular Economy
  • Utilization ans Solutions
  • Applications and Performance for recycled Carbon Fibres

During this talk the speaker will present the current status of the global recycling industry. Therefore, he will present a statistical waste model containing data from the past (cut-off rate, fly-buy ratio, production capabilities etc.) and forcast data to present the development of CFRP and CF wastestreams. Those Data will be showing the increasing waste amount divided by sources and products. After that he will present a rough overview of modern recycling technologies like pyrolysis (microwave and conventional) as well as solvolysis, carding and wet laying. He will focus on research questions that are solved and have to be solved to enable the industry for a real circular economy, containing the utilization of CF in steel and cement manufacturing. In the end he will talk about products and their properties made with recycled fibres. Technologies like forming and back moulding of thermoplastic rCF-organisheets or wet compression moulding are actual possible for rCF nonwoven products and will be explained in terms of cycle time, properties and lot size. Fraunhofer have several projects at the moment to evaluate the properties of rCF products and benchmark them to other material like glass textile or virgin carbon fibre. The results of those projects will be shown and an outlook will be given. rCF have a high potential for CO2 neutral material and substitution of virgin materials that can fit to both automotive and aerospace industry.





Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jakob WÖLLING

Jakob WÖLLING

Head of Department, Fraunhofer IGCV
Jakob Wölling was studing Aerospace Technology an Stuttgart at the IFB. After doing his diploma he went to Fraunhofer in Bayreuth to set up a department for ceramic composites. After 7 years he moved to Fraunhofer IGCV to Augsburg in the year 2009. There he became the head of deparment... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 12:25 - 12:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Eco-design, sustainability, recycling, CFRP

12:30

Industrial Equipement: Laser-assisted Tape Placement
AZL together with its industrial partner company CONBILITY GmbH will present a new table-based machine system used for laser-assisted thermoplastic tape placement with in-situ consolidation for 2D and 2,5D laminate production. This new machine system is the worldwide first table-based machine for laser-assisted tape placement. State of the art machines for 2D laminate production are using infrared heating systems.
The key-ready laser-safe stand-alone machine with a footprint of approx. 5x2,5 m² is commercially available and offers the possibility of high-speed tape placement (4-5 times faster than with infrared and with better resulting part qualities) for the flexible production of high quality parts up to a diameter of 1,5 meters.
It enables high productivity with process speeds up to 1m/s and accomplishes Cut-and-Add-on-the-Fly. In addition, the system offers configurable tape applicators: e.g. integrated 3-spool-/ 4-spool/ 6-spool- or 9-spool-applicator as well as configurable table sizes up to table 2m table diameter.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Michael EMONTS

Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →
avatar for Kai FISCHER

Kai FISCHER

Managing Partner, AZL



Tuesday May 12, 2020 12:30 - 13:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

12:50

Biocomposites and automation for future sustainable industries. Case study: The building industry
  • Biocomposites
  • Digitalization and Automation
  • Building Industry

The lecture will highlight new visions for dealing with alternative bio-based materials in the form of (Biocomposites) in architecture and the building industry. The lecturer will showcase current industrial projects that the speaker (Prof. Dahy) is leading and how this influenced the way of making new vision for future sustainable architecture and accordingly the architectural design scenarios and applications. Examples from both research and teaching will be given and thoroughly analysed. Built up mock-ups in 1:1 scales with new developed materials, including bio-based and smart materials, will be shown and discussed. At the end, a discussion with be opened about how architecture of the near future should be like in academy and in practice. In addition, discussions including how materialisation and digitalisation have both affected this ‘new’ architecture will take place. Furthermore, methods of preparing future architects for those challenges in the future building industry will be highlighted.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Hanaa DAHY

Hanaa DAHY

Professor, BioMat Department (Bio-based Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture) at ITKE Institute – University of Stuttgart
Hanaa Dahy, born in Cairo, is a registered architect in Germany and in Egypt. After earning her PHD with excellence at the University of Stuttgart in 2014, Dahy established her (BioMat) department "Biomaterials and Material Cycles in of Architecture" since 2016 at ITKE (Institute... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 12:50 - 13:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Eco-design, sustainability

13:00

sensXpert – how a co-innovation model will create intelligent molds
sensXpert is a co-innovation model of NETZSCH Analyzing&Testing, nedgeX and the Invention Center Munich (INC) to create sensor-based intelligent molds. In times of industry 4.0 the target is obvious: increasing the efficiency and reliability with automated manufacturing environments and an in-process quality assurance. With sensXpert sensors meet artificial intelligence and open a new level of intelligent manufacturing. Besides the technology itself the attendees will learn about the innovative setup of this corporate startup and the competences of the partners.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Stefan THOMAS

Stefan THOMAS

Executive Director, INC Munich
12 years of experience in management and consulting of producing companiesStrong experience in digital transformation as Chief Digital Officer of a global german company with 20‘000 employees, driving digital strategy, digital technology platforms, industry 4.0 / industrial IoT... Read More →
avatar for Alexander CHALOUPKA

Alexander CHALOUPKA

Business Field Manager Process Analytics, NETZSCH
Alexander has more than 6 years of experience in various production processes and the characterization of polymer materials and composites. He worked at the Application Center for Materials and Environmental Research (AMU) at the University of Augsburg and the Department of Functional... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 13:00 - 13:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

13:00

Can we see more than what our eyes see in image of composites?
2D/3D imaging and image processing techniques for structure and damage characterization in composites are explained with a few case studies.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Mahoor MEHDIKHANI

Mahoor MEHDIKHANI

KU Leuven
Being interested in mechanics of heterogeneous media, Mahoor studies the damage and failure of advanced fiber-reinforced composites, using experimental as well as computational techniques, as a postdoctoral researcher. He has completed his PhD under supervision of Prof. Stepan Lomov... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 13:00 - 13:30
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

13:00

Industry 4.0 Hub – Presentation and Machines demonstration
From March 3rd-5th you will find live demonstrations of the shown processes on the “Industry 4.0 Hub” every day. The demonstration will introduce e.g. the topics Tape Laying, RTM, SMC, Development & Consultancy, Open Innovation & Cost Sharing in R&D, Joint Business Development, Laser Material Processing, Recycling of Composites, Preforming, Filament Winding, Pultrusion and the two running machines for Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs and Fiber and Yarn Testing

Highlighted processes 
Tape Placement and Tape-winding, Tape Production, Adaptive RTM, Hybrid SMC, Backmolding of Blanks, Digitization of FRP Processes, Recycling of Composites, Thermoforming, Open reed weaving, Production of inorganic fibers, Production of tubular reinforcement structures, Laser-based Hybrid Joining of Plastics and Metals, Filament Winding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion, Testing and testing systems for fibers, yarns, rovings and fabrics.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Michael EMONTS

Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 13:00 - 13:45
Industry 4.0 Hub (Hall 5 - L97)

13:05

A Complete Composite Simulation Workflow for all Industries
Register to Altair Conference at: https://web.altair.com/jec-world-2020-conference-registration

Composite structures are lighter, stronger, stiffer, and more durable and have now moved from their high-performance, one-off type applications into our everyday lives. The key to achieving this is cost-effective, fast, reliable, and reproducible parts – a process, regardless of industry sector, that involves automation including simulation. We have invited our customers from different industry sectors to provide an insight into their composite projects using Altair software solutions.

  • 13.05 - 13.15: Welcome & Introduction
SpeakerMarkku PALANTERÄ, Director of Global Composites Business Development, Altair

  • 13.15 - 13.35: Design Freedom for Sandwich Structures: How Multiscale Simulation takes us beyond Foam and Honeycomb with 3D Printed Lattice Structures
Traditional cores are limiting the capabilities to apply sandwich structures in areas where a certain level of geometrical complexity is reached. To ensure the successful application more flexibility is needed. In this session a boundary conformal design of laser sintered sandwich cores and simulation of graded lattice cells using a forward homogenization approach will be presented.
Speaker:David MARSCHALL, Group Leader, Structure & Optimization KTM Technologies

  • 13.35 - 13.55: Optimisation and composite materials in Architectural Designs
With more than 30 years of experience in the field and some of the most iconic Architectural realisations to date, Gurit is uniquely positioned to address the many parameters at play in the manufacture and analysis of composite structures. Gurit engineers complement their experience and know-how with the Altair Hyperworks suite of software to generate simulation driven structural designs throughout more of the design cycle.
Speaker: Raphael GERARD, Design Engineer,Gurit

  • 13.55 - 14.15: Increasing the efficiency of damage modelling for filament wound pressure vessels through multi-scale simulation
A key design issue for new hydrogen-based vehicle drive systems is assuring safety of the start-of-the-art polymer lined, carbon fiber overwrapped vessels working at pressures over 700 bar. Cikoni will describe how a multiscale approach gives a better estimation of burst pressures and insight into damage mechanisms for different laminate layups, at both the macroscopic and micromechanical levels, to validate simulation models for structural optimisation of layups, along with life predictions.
Speaker: Dávid MIGÁCS, Research and Development Engineer, CIKONI

  • 14.15 - 14.35: FiRMA – Failure in Random Material Architectures
Developed by Engenuity within Altair HyperWorks™, FiRMA predicts the structural performance to unlock the true potential of randomly-oriented chopped fibre composites. Engenuity will present a two-step analysis method to forecast the stiffness and strength of a population of parts. By providing designers with part’s predicted performance envelopes, design time, mass, time-to-cure, and costs can be minimized, while attaining performance with a known confidence.
Speaker: Matt KEDGLEY, Senior Engineering Analyst, Engenuity 

  • 14.35 - 14.55: Multi-material lightweight design of complex systems enabled by a continuous Digital Process chain: example #Ultraleichtbausitz
The award-winning feasibility study #Ultraleichtbausitz (ultra lightweight seat) features a seat concept weighing a little over 10 kg, targeted for Hypercars and special long term applications such as air taxis. The concept has been created using a continuous digital process chain and the prototype was built in only one construction stage, within a time frame of 7 months from sketch to hardware. Relevant used new technologies include xFK in 3D (carbon fiber filament roving winding technology), Additive Manufacturing in metal and polymer, 3D|CORE intra-laminar reinforcing sandwich cores, 3D-printed cushions made of TPU and the use of sustainable textile Climatex by TWS. In the presentation the digital CAE, CAS, CAD and tool-driven process chain for the creation of the seat concept will be explained and illustrated.

SpeakerStefan HERMANN, Project Manager Integration / Development New Technologies, csi Verwaltungs GmbH
  • 14.55 - 15.00: Closing
SpeakerMarkku PALANTERÄ, Director of Global Composites Business Development, Altair

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Markku PALANTERÄ

Markku PALANTERÄ

Director of Global Composites Business Development, Altair Engineering
Markku Palanterä joined Altair in 2017 through the acquisition of Componeering Inc. and its ESAComp software. He works in a business development role in the Composites Solutions Team that oversees Altair’s composites related developments. Markku holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical... Read More →
avatar for David MARSCHALL

David MARSCHALL

Group Leader, Structure & Optimization, Dept. Simulation, KTM TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
Fascinated by motorcycle motorsport and lightweight design, David Marschall joined KTM Technologies, located in Salzburg, in 2012 after completing his Master of Science in Sports Equipment Technology at the UAS Technikum Vienna. Additionally, he acquired a Joint Master’s Degree... Read More →
avatar for Raphael GERARD

Raphael GERARD

Project Engineer, Gurit (UK) Ltd
Raphael Gerard is a structural engineer specialised in the design of composite structures. His main domains of application are Marine, Automotive, Civil/Architecture & Industrial. Member of the Gurit Engineering Team since 2013, where he spent 4 years in the Auckland, New Zealand... Read More →
avatar for Dávid MIGÁCS

Dávid MIGÁCS

Research and Development Engineer, CIKONI
Mr. Migacs is a research and development engineer at CIKONI GmbH. He received his master degree in mechanical engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He gained experience at Porsche AG and at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Furthermore he participated in the Formula Student team of... Read More →
avatar for Matt KEDGLEY

Matt KEDGLEY

Engineering Analyst, Engenuity Ltd
Matt Kedgley Senior Engineering Analyst, Engenuity Matt Kedgley is an engineering analyst specialising in the design and analysis of composite structures, working in a variety of industry sectors. Having worked at Engenuity since 2011, Matt is at the fore-front of composite technology... Read More →
avatar for Stefan HERMANN

Stefan HERMANN

Project Manager Integration, csi Verwaltungs GmbH
Stefan Herrmann is a lightweight engineer focusing on multi-material ultra-lightweight design projects including additive manufacturing and fiber roving structures. Stefan holds a doctorate at the Institute of Lightweight engineering and polymer technology of TU Dresden, Germany... Read More →

Sponsors


Tuesday May 12, 2020 13:05 - 15:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

13:30

Wet Compression Moulding – high volume and high performance
The FRIMO Group is your specialist in tooling and manufacturing technology for lightweight solutions and composite processing. With the wet compression moulding (WCM), FRIMO offers an innovative option that enables high volume production for automotive applications cleverly combined with best structural performance due to the use of continuous fiber reinforcement. FRIMO’s technology portfolio provides its customers the full service beginning with material trials and prototyping at the FRIMO TechCenter up to fully automated turnkey solutions consisting of customized tooling and tailored production equipment.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Carl Christoph JOST

Carl Christoph JOST

Technical Sales Manager, FRIMO GmbH
​​​​Mechanical Engineer, Ilmenau University of Technology2016 - 2018: Pre-Engineer FRIMO GmbHsince 2018: Technical Sales Manager FRIMO GmbH



Tuesday May 12, 2020 13:30 - 14:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:00

A responsible approach to design and manufacturing of composite facades
• Realising organic designs through the use of adaptive moulds resulting in less waste during manufacture
• Comparison of carbon footprint of curved facade panels designed in concrete, metal and composites
• Benefits of composite facades from design through to installation



Fibre reinforced plastic materials are a great choice for achieving freedom of design as they can be moulded easily into complicated shapes more easily than other materials. Add to this that the structure can be optimised for any loading given any shape and it is clear why these materials are finding more application in construction.

As environmental regulations become stricter in all industries, it is vitally important to ensure that we are smarter about how we use and manufacture with composites to ensure that architects will choose them, and the construction market will continue using them, in the long term.

This presentation will explain an approach to offering composite solutions for the architect that targets a lower carbon footprint in both the materials and manufacturing process without compromising on design. The adaptive mould will be introduced, a solution that has been used in the past few years by concrete façade manufacturers, and it will be explained how this technology has been adapted for use with composites.
It will be demonstrated that with careful material combinations coupled with the adaptive mould technology, composites the sensible choice to achieve freedom of design. More importantly, it will be shown that there is snowball effect of the benefits of using composites from manufacture right through to installation on the construction site.



Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Tahira AHMED

Tahira AHMED

Director, Curve Works
Tahira Ahmed is managing director of Curve Works in The Netherlands. Her background is aeronautical engineering with a specialism in composite materials. Her passion, and the ideology behind Curve Works, is to continuously work on technologies to enable responsible manufacturing without... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:00 - 14:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme concrete, composites

14:00

Class “A” Automotive Surfaces: State of The Art and Alternatives
Fiber print-through effect is a limitation to the use of carbon fiber-reinforced composites to satisfy  'Class A’ surfaces Automotive standard. In this paper, a comparison of actual and future body paint configurations will be performed expecially in order to reduce fiber print-through of the materials after prolonged exposure to accelerated aging tests. The proposed methods include: -evaluation of the epoxy matrix -evaluation of  fiber layers -Influence of layup and production parameters. Conclusions includes a comparison and advantages of alternative configurations compared to a current validated plybook.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Sonia LETTRY

Sonia LETTRY

Project leader for Few Off, Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A
After a degree in Mechanical Engineering, since more than 15 years in the automotive field at Italdesign (Moncalieri), cooperating with different OEM, experienced in Team and Project leading and management, coordinating multicultural teams.Currently involved as Engineering project... Read More →
avatar for Silvio CAMPIGLI

Silvio CAMPIGLI

Business Development Manager, Microtex
Born in 1969,  MD  in Aeronautical Engineering, with more than 25 years experience in research, innovation and technology transfer; the main fields of applications are: energy, aerospace  and  automotive industry, industrial processes analysis and optimisation; Past  cooperations... Read More →
avatar for Jacopo NIERI

Jacopo NIERI

Laboratory technician, Microtex Composites
Born in 1989, MD in Industrial Chemistry with specialization in materials, Department of Chemistry andIndustrial Chemistry at University of Pisa.Currently Laboratory technician at Microtex Composites R&D department with one-year experience.



Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:00 - 14:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:00

Opportunities for High Performance Carbon Fibre Sheet Molding Compound
High mechanical performance CSMC combines the lightweight properties of carbon composites with the well-known compression moulding process that allows for fast manufacturing and thus is suitable for high volume industrial applications. EP-CSMC is a carbon fibre reinforced compound based on a thermoset epoxy resin matrix with different additives to reach specific characteristics and improve its transformation. The key for offering a competitive solution to the market relies on the optimization of the production process. The development of a new cutting system also allows to process low cost carbon fibres giving the final product top mechanical performance.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
GA

Guillermo ASTORQUI

Business Development Manager, Astar



Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:00 - 14:30
Mobility Planet (Hall 6 - G93)

14:00

An overview of Composite Materials : introduction, applications and job opportunities
What is a composite material?

- Why using composite materials?
- How to produce composite material components?
- Some applications:
  •  in aeronautics
  •  in automotive
  • in wind energy
  • in marine
- Focus on a job opportunity : Non Destructive Testing inspector in aeronautics

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jerome RAYNAL

Jerome RAYNAL

Aeronautics & Composites Director, IS Group / Composite Integrity by IS Group
Jerome RAYNAL, Material Engineer specialist in composite processing mainly RTM, Infusion and thermoplastic composites welding.



Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

14:00

Automation Hub - Presentations and live demonstrations program
14:00 pm - Pushing automation for multi-material aerostructures - Mr Thorsten Groene, CEVOTEC
14:30 pm - Additive Composite Manufacturing: The Story Continuous ! – Mr Markus Consul and Mr Simon Bischoff, TUM, Fraunhofer IGCV
15:00 pm - Demonstration of Additive Manufacturing of Tailored Preforms & Blanks – Mr Ingo Karb, Compositence
15:30 pm - Presentation: Cost efficient performance battery enclosures for volume production – Mr Markus Freiberger and Mr Adam Halsband, Forward Engineering
16:00 pm - Recycling of Carbon Fibres Composites: demonstration of property improvements – Mr Frank Manis, Fraunhofer IGCV
16:30 pm - Presentation of Class A RTM technology

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Klaus DRECHSLER

Klaus DRECHSLER

Director of the Institute for Carbon Composite, TUM - Institute for Carbon Composite
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler is the director of the Institute for Carbon Composite,Technical University of Munich and the co-Director, Fraunhofer Institute IGCV (Casting, Composites and Processing) Augsburg. He is the founding member of “Composite Clusters Singapur”, CCS, executive... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:00 - 17:00
Automation Hub (Hall 6 - D85)

14:25

CL RESTRAP - Active shear strengthening of concrete
• Most effective shear strengthening method due to the enclosure of tension and compression cord
• Various experimental studies verify the shift from brittle shear failure to ductile flexural failure after the application of CL RESTRAP
• All four contributing factors to the shear capacity of a concrete structure are enhanced using carbon fibre solutions



One promising means of increasing the capacity of existing shear-deficient beams is to strengthen the structure using external prestressed carbon fibre CL RESTRAP’s. In this system, layers of CFRP tape are wrapped around a beam to form a strap which acts like a discrete unbonded vertical prestressing tendon. Various experimental programs have been undertaken to investigate the influence of the strap spacing, stiffness, initial prestress level and/or any pre-existing damage on the strengthened behaviour and mode of failure.
A standard concrete control beam was tested and failed in shear. In contrast, all of the beams strengthened with carbon fibre CL RESTRAP showed a significant increase in their ultimate load capacity with several of the strengthened beams failing in flexure.
Large scale applications have been carried out in 2019 in a commercial project in Switzerland using around 1’200 pretensioned CL RESTRAP’s.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Andreas WINISTOERFER

Andreas WINISTOERFER

CEO, Carbo-Link AG
Dr Andreas Winistoerfer is the founding partner and CEO of Carbo-Link AG, based just outside of Zurich, Switzerland.He studied MSc. Materials Science at Cranfield University, England before completing his PhD in Engineering at the World-renowned ETH University in Zurich, Switzerland... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:25 - 14:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme concrete

14:30

UniLight® Prepreg Technology – Tack Free and Fast Curing for Highest Process Freedom
An innovative prepreg material with unique material properties: It is tack free and can be stored at ambient temperatures until it is used up to the end of shelf life. A wide variety of fibres such as carbon, glass, flax or hemp can be coated with this new resin. It is cured in shortest times down to less than 1 minute depending on the temperature and pressure applied.
With all these properties, the material is suitable for various industry segments and applications.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Benjamin KRAEMER

Benjamin KRAEMER

Head of Product Management, Unitech Deutschland GmbH, Unitech Deutschland GmbH
Studied Industrial Engineering at University of Paderborn, Germany before he started working at Sika Automotive GmbH, Hamburg, Germany for twelve years in several positions in R&D, Marketing and Product Management. During this time, he gained his PhD at University of Paderborn researching... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:30 - 15:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:50

Concrete-based composites’ developments in buildings and infrastructure
• Concrete-based composites
• Attractiveness of such composites
• Barriers which need to be overcome



A lot of developments have recently been taking place globally in the use of concrete-based composites in two main sectors, namely buildings and infrastructure projects. This paper presents a range of examples of the use of such concrete-based composites in these two sectors. The paper also reviews the reasons for the attractiveness of such composites as well as the barriers which need to be overcome for further growth.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Andrew MAFELD

Andrew MAFELD

Founder and Managing Director, Connectra Global
Andrew Mafeld has more than 30 years of experience in the Composites industry. He has a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. In the first half of his career he worked for Procter & Gamble, Monsanto and Owens Corning. His... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 14:50 - 15:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Concrete

15:00

Advanced techniques for innovative lightweight solutions – from engineering to series production
HRC is a high-tech company specializing in the development of advanced fiber composite solutions.
HRC is equipped with latest state-of-the-art processing technologies for thermoset and thermoplastic based composites. The group works with its international team in locations in Asia and Europe in the fields of engineering, production and research & development.
The presentation will introduce the latest development on composite battery system as well as a new approach to predict failure in random material characteristics, e.g. C-SMC.
Additional we will present the latest stage of the development Typ4 pressure vessel tank for future fuel Cell cars.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Timo HUBER

Timo HUBER

Vice President, ACTC
Background:Deputy Head of Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer ICTCEO of CabConnex Lindenbauer Mechanic GmbHPhD in mechanical engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Universität Stuttgart
avatar for Erich FRIES

Erich FRIES

Director of Global Business Development, HRC
Background:Head of Business Unit Composite & Surface, Krauss Maffei Technologies GmbHMaster Professional of Technical Management, (CCI)  Industry and trade chamber Augsburg



Tuesday May 12, 2020 15:00 - 15:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

15:00

3D Printing Hub In action - Presentations and live demonstrations
Come and see our live 3D demonstrations. You'll see various additive-manufacturing approaches to tackle the main challenges regarding durability and functionality based on material and process optimization.

Highlighted processes : LASCALA Plateforme (LArge SCAle plAstics and composites 3D printing), thermoplastic additive manufacturing process, cold spray, FFF / FFD and SLS processes, continuous fiber 3D printing process, fiber recycling process

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jérémie SOULESTIN

Jérémie SOULESTIN

Professor, IMT Lille Douai
Jérémie Soulestin is currently Professor at IMT Lille Douai (Top-level engineering college, France). His current research topics focus on polymer processing, polymer composites & composites, polymer blends and additive manufacturing of polymers. He supervised a number of PhD students... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 15:00 - 16:00
3D Printing Hub (Hall 5 - R92)

15:05

Startup Booster: Pitching Session - Last 10 Finalists
Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of Composites. It enables companies to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their industry, as a complement to the project they may are already involved in.
Discover the pitches of the 10 last finalists selected in front of the prestigious specially composed for this edition.
Jury:
  • Jelle BLOEMHOF, Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
  • Karl-Heinz FÜLLER, Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
  • Brian KRULL, Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
  • Alex OUIMET-STORRS, Managing Director – EMEA, Solvay Ventures
  • Markus SOLIBIEDA, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Obinna AMUNNADI

Obinna AMUNNADI

Chief Strategist, Green Axis
I implement strategies to effectively transform the informal recycling sector while making products that benefit humanity. My curiosity about how the earth interacts among its varied habitats and how the latest technological advances can improve the environment lead me into obtaining... Read More →
avatar for Lars MOLTER

Lars MOLTER

CEO, Hyconnect GmbH
Dr. Lars Molter, naval architect, with more than ten years’ experience in the field of developments in the maritime sector. Founder of Hyconnect: We know how to connect. As engineers, we have our roots in the industrial sector and are familiar with its practical challenges. Our... Read More →
avatar for Evangelos ZYMPELOUDIS

Evangelos ZYMPELOUDIS

CEO, iCOMAT
Evangelos received a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He was then offered a scholarship to continue his studies at the Bristol Composites Institute, where he completed an MRes and a PhD in the field of automated composites manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Marc JACOBS

Marc JACOBS

CEO, Molecular Plasma Group SA
Marc is a serial entrepreneur with extensive international experience in operations, sales and general management. He holds a Masters Degree in Electromechanical Engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Sloan MSc in Leadership & Strategy from London Business School. He is co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Mikkel KONGSFELT

Mikkel KONGSFELT

CEO, RadiSurf ApS
avatar for Andrew COORS

Andrew COORS

CEO, Steelhead Composites
Mr. Coors is the founder and CEO of Steelhead Composites LLC. Previously, he was Principal at 9th Street Capital, a venture capital and private equity fund. Mr. Coors spent 6 years as Corporate Economist and Investment Strategist at Qualcomm Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Brian HUSKINSON

Brian HUSKINSON

CEO, SurfEllent
Brian is the CEO of SurfEllent, a technology startup developing anti-icing coatings. He spent 5 years at McKinsey & Co, the management consulting firm, working with a variety of clients across energy, chemicals, automotive, and private equity sectors. Brian has a Ph.D. in Applied... Read More →
avatar for Marco CAVALLARI

Marco CAVALLARI

Chief Commercial Officer and co-founder, TERATONICS
Marco Cavallari is responsible for developing growth opportunities for Teratonics products and services across all vertical market segments. He brings to Teratonics his expertise of international business development for Deep Tech solutions garnered in several leading organisations... Read More →
avatar for Christopher OBERSTE

Christopher OBERSTE

CEO, WEAV3D Inc.
Christopher Oberste is the founder and CEO of WEAV3D Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Bachelor of Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Auburn University. Christopher worked for eighteen months as a process engineer at GKN Aerospace North... Read More →
avatar for Romain PAUL

Romain PAUL

Founder, YUYO
After about ten years working in advertising and shaping surfboards as amateur, Romain decided to dedicate himself to what's been in his mind for many years now : design and manufacture a new generation of sustainable surfboards. Passionate surfer since his early childhood, Romain... Read More →
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Jelle BLOEMHOF

Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
Our mission is to continuously improve the efficiency of today’s composite industrial processes and perform research and technology projects in order to develop future products and processes.Born on 19th of October 1962 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, I grew up in Germany where... Read More →
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Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
Dr. Füller studied mechanical engineering at the University Stuttgart (Germany, 1988-1994) and at the George-Washington University (USA, 1991-1992). After his industrial PHD program on ceramic braking systems he joined the Daimler AG as a project manager for manufacturing engineering... Read More →
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Brian KRULL

Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
As global director of innovation for Magna Exteriors, Brian Krull leads the development and implementation of strategies to inspire and significantly strengthen a culture of collaboration and innovation across the organization. Krull joined Magna in 2009 as a senior product engineer... Read More →
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Alex OUIMET-STORRS

Managing Director - EMEA, Solvay Ventures
Alex Ouimet-Storrs is the Managing Director for Europe at Solvay Ventures.He began his career at Air Liquide in Paris where he spent 5 years working notably as an Industrial Risk Specialist and Energy Manager for Europe, where he was responsible for optimizing over 800 MW of cogeneration... Read More →
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Markus SOLIBIEDA

Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital
Markus Solibieda is leading the Global Corporate Venture Capital activities at BASF. After studies in Germany, France and the US, Markus started his career in Venture Capital and subsequently invested in Private Equity- and Growth Capital-transactions in Germany, Europe and China... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →

Sponsors


Tuesday May 12, 2020 15:05 - 16:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

15:10

15:15

15:30

Organosheets for Structural Applications in Battery Electric Vehicles
The adoption of new materials in high volume automotive applications requires study of the total cost, systems solutions and design strategies. Johns Manville has partnered with Forward Engineering GmbH to advance multi‑material solutions which address ligthweighting, cost saving, and are centered on the tremendous design flexibility offered by continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. The presenters will provide an overview of the thermoplastic organosheet material technology pioneered by JM and will highlight an innovative engineering design completed by FE for a structural composites solution for automotive electric batteries. Materials and overmolding production processes that support the potential for broader adoption of structural thermoplastics in the very near term will be discussed.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Georg KAESMEIER

Georg KAESMEIER

Managing Partner, Forward Engineering GmbH
Georg Kaesmeier is Managing Partner at Forward Engineering GmbH.  Forward Engineering (FE) is a Global Engineering and Consulting Firm based in Munich, Germany with offices and representation in Japan, China and the US, that specialize in enabling cost effective inclusion of fiber... Read More →
avatar for Dana MILOAGA

Dana MILOAGA

Product Leader – Composites, Johns Manville
Dr. Dana Miloaga is the Product Leader for Johns Manville’s Thermoplastic Composites New Business Team. In this position, she has portfolio development responsibilities for JM’s new AP-nylon organosheets. For the last two years, she championed partnerships that help JM develop... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 15:30 - 16:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

15:35

The future is here, what are we waiting for?
• Brief history of Glass Fibre innovation in concrete reinforcement and key application overview
• Outlining the biggest opportunities for material conversion
• Call to action, beyond materials, to ensure the future is built to last



Glass Fibre Reinforcements – the newest, oldest technology on Earth. With 70+ years of usage data and nearly 1,000 applications in existence globally, Fiberglass Rebar stands strong in the battle vs traditional reinforcement materials such as steel; however material science is only half the battle and while battling corrosion seems strong enough for us, there’s much more work to be done. We must accept the challenge that outperforming the standard isn’t enough; we must educate end-users, designers and decision makers; we must fight for codes adoption, skill advancement and the development of task forces to ensure change happens. A better way to build has existed, our trades, unions and installers deserve a product that is as equally tough and durable as it is light and easy-to-handle. Together we must stand and unite for change.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Bryan BARRAGAN

Bryan BARRAGAN

Global Technical Leader, Concrete Reinforcement, Owens Corning
• Dr. Bryan Barragan• Owens Corning• Global Technical Leader, Concrete Reinforcement


Tuesday May 12, 2020 15:35 - 16:00
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme concrete, glassfiber

15:45

16:00

Epoxy Based composite concrete reinforcement solutions. “Quality, Reliability, Serviceability”
Epoxy is a proven solution for composite applications. “As a Responsible Care® company, our innovations seek to improve product lifespan and reduce waste. In this presentation, We will be highlighting use of Olin Epoxy systems to produce innovative rebar products that improve the lifespan of global transportation & marine infrastructure.
While the concept of basalt-fiber composite rebar is not new, Olin’s LITESTONE™ systems provide unique and superior flexibility during the pultrusion manufacturing process, enabling high-quality output for some of the longest rebar rods in the industry. Inherently non-corrosive, these robust and long-lasting alternatives to steel rebar provide an exceptional alternative for use in marine and infrastructure applications.


• improve product lifespan and reduce waste
• unique and superior flexibility during pultrusion process
• use in marine and infrastructure applications

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jean Luc GUILLAUME

Jean Luc GUILLAUME

Global Wind and Composite Marketing Director, OLIN
Dr Guillaume began his career within the chemicals industry as a Chemist in the area of emulsion polymerization in 1985.Between then and 2002, he held several management positions in Germany which broadened his knowledge of market development as well as marketing within the chemicals... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:00 - 16:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme concrete

16:00

Passion and Challenges lead the Innovation to the Future
This session will introduce you new CTI technologies and devices applicable on the composite manufacturing materials process; we will look into the advantages and possibilities of quickly productivity, increase efficiency and reducing material waste for successful innovative solutions.The specific business case of one of our clients working in the composite automotive sector will be well presented and argued properly.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Mauro BERNARDINI

Mauro BERNARDINI

Sales Area Manager, Cutting Trading International
Mauro Bernardini has extensive experiences in sell and marketing strategies, his know-how allowed him to develop important business relationship with the most important Europe Countries, Usa, Canada, India. The professional approach linked to the high technichal devices managed by... Read More →
avatar for Carlo MORO

Carlo MORO

Sales Area Manager, Cutting Trading International
Carlo Moro has been working for more than a decade for International Companies, his attitude and knowledges of international markets has enable him to weave a strong sales network for the CTI equipments/systems throughout France, Asia, Brazil, South America, Portugal, Spain…; t... Read More →
avatar for Marco SCARDOVI

Marco SCARDOVI

Mechanical Engineer/Head of the Technical Dept., Mind Composites
Mechanical Engineer - Head of the Technical Department; many years of experience in the manufacture of products in composite materials related to the automotive industry, in charge to define the production process and industrialization process as well; coordinate the design team department... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:00 - 16:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

16:00

Industry 4.0 Hub – Presentation and Machines demonstration
From March 3rd-5th you will find live demonstrations of the shown processes on the “Industry 4.0 Hub” every day. The demonstration will introduce e.g. the topics Tape Laying, RTM, SMC, Development & Consultancy, Open Innovation & Cost Sharing in R&D, Joint Business Development, Laser Material Processing, Recycling of Composites, Preforming, Filament Winding, Pultrusion and the two running machines for Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs and Fiber and Yarn Testing

Highlighted processes 
Tape Placement and Tape-winding, Tape Production, Adaptive RTM, Hybrid SMC, Backmolding of Blanks, Digitization of FRP Processes, Recycling of Composites, Thermoforming, Open reed weaving, Production of inorganic fibers, Production of tubular reinforcement structures, Laser-based Hybrid Joining of Plastics and Metals, Filament Winding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion, Testing and testing systems for fibers, yarns, rovings and fabrics.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Michael EMONTS

Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →



Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:00 - 16:45
Industry 4.0 Hub (Hall 5 - L97)

16:25

New thermoplastic composite rebar concept for concrete reinforcement
• ELIUM® liquid thermoplastic resins
• A new supply chain model
• Recycling solutions



Arkema develops new solution to manufacture composite reinforcement bars (rebars) for concrete using the liquid thermoplastic resin ELIUM® in place of conventional thermosetting solutions.
Composite rebars do not rust or corrode, are relatively insensitive to snow-clearance salts and chemicals used for de-icing, and have an interesting weight to strength ratio. These properties already make them an economically viable and more effective alternative to epoxy-coated steel rebars when life cycle cost is considered. The implications are significant for coastal or cold areas.
Based on the reactive liquid thermoplastic resin technology ELIUM®, a new generation of rebar has been developed that combines the qualities of composites with the new possibilities offered by the use of a thermoplastic matrix. Unlike most thermoplastic resins, ELIUM® can be easily processed through traditional pultrusion using exclusively standard equipment.
ELIUM® -based rebars and cables can be re-heated and easily shaped or bent, reducing the cost of supplying rebars with custom shapes. Moreover, the use of thermoplastic matrix open a way for GFRP recycling of spare part, with a potential strong reduction in environmental impact.
Different solutions are considered to find the most relevant way to recycle rebar wastes. Of course, the mechanical recycling is already well known for thermoplastic materials. Acrylic matrix offer a good miscibility in a wide range of virgin polymers.
Then, the chemical recycling process consists of the polymerization of the matrix to collect the monomers that compose it. After distillation, the purity of the monomers is higher than 99% and comparable with the same monomers from the conventional petrochemical path.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Guillaume CLEDAT

Guillaume CLEDAT

ELIUM Global Business and Development manager, Arkema
Previously, since 2000, technical consultant in the tech transfer center PPE (now Institut de Soudure) then R&D and technical support manager for EMEA at Cray Valley then CCP Composites, global innovation and marketing leader at CCP Composites and R&D and technical support manager... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:25 - 16:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme concrete, thermoplastic

16:30

Phthalonitrile resin for high temperature application
In current session our team report ITECMA latest research in phthalonitriles with service temperatures up to 450C. We present commercial product with epoxy-like processability for infusion, RTM and prepreg techniques.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Ilia TIMOSHKIN

Ilia TIMOSHKIN

Head of sales, ITECMA



Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:30 - 17:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

16:30

Composites Challenge: Poster Session
Posters explaining the research of the 10 finalists of the Composites Challenge will be installed on the Education Hub and 3 posters’ sessions will be organised on 3-4-5 March to allow more discussions between industrials and PhDs finalists.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Amirmohammad	RAHIMIZADEH

Amirmohammad RAHIMIZADEH

PhD Student, McGill University
Amirmohammad Rahimizadeh is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University... Read More →
avatar for Simone BANCORA

Simone BANCORA

PhD Student, Ecole Centrale Nantes
After completing the first part of his education in Italy, in 2016 Simone Bancora took up the opportunity of an international Double Degree program between his home university Politecnico of Milan and Ecole Centrale Nantes in France. During these years he became invested in the study... Read More →
avatar for Karl BOUTON

Karl BOUTON

PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Born in France, Karl has always developed a strong interest in Science and Technology. Logically, he pursued engineering studies and graduated with an Engineer’s Diploma in Materials Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Mechanics. In 2017, Karl got enrolled as a PhD... Read More →
avatar for Callum BRANFOOT

Callum BRANFOOT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Callum was born in Lymington, Hampshire but spent most of his youth amongst the rolling hills of Wiltshire, where at school he discovered a passion for science and a particular penchant for the colours of chemistry.In 2012, he started an integrated Master's degree in Chemistry at... Read More →
avatar for Kelly CHANG

Kelly CHANG

PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kelly Chang is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Chang earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Business from the University of Rochester in 2017... Read More →
avatar for Gearóid CLANCY

Gearóid CLANCY

PhD Student, University of Limerick
I am proud to say that I am from Limerick, a city in the west of Ireland. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick in 2013.My first job after university was a research assistant at the Irish Composites Centre, where I gained a... Read More →
avatar for Christopher HUNT

Christopher HUNT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Chris was awarded his MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2015. During the final year of his Masters, he published work investigating the effects of varying cure cycles on pre-impregnated composite materials. Following the master program, in 2016 he started... Read More →
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Andreas KLINGLER

PhD Student, University of Kaiserslautern (Institute for Composite Materials)
Andreas is from the Rhine-Main area in Germany and started his studies about mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2007. He finished his degree in 2014 with his diploma thesis about the synthesis and characterization of Nickle-PTFE composites at the University... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas LAVALETTE

Nicolas LAVALETTE

PhD Student, TU Delft
Graduated with an Engineering Diploma from ENSEM (France) and a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech (USA). After having worked in Paris in the car equipment industry for one year, I am now in the final year of my PhD at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft... Read More →
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Maria Morissa LU

PhD Student, KU Leuven
Maria Morissa Lu is a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research topic is on Improving the water durability of flax fibre composites by using non-dry fibre which is funded by the EU-H2020 BBI project “SSUCHY” and the University... Read More →
avatar for Mario RUEDA-RUIZ

Mario RUEDA-RUIZ

PhD Student, IMDEA
I was born and raised in Malaga, a city in the south of Spain. As a child, I always liked building things. I used to build many Lego models. I liked model trains and I was also a fan of airplane models.During the last years of High School, I decided to study Aerospace Engineering... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:30 - 17:30
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

16:35

Keynote Session: Competitiveness through innovative materials for space launchers
In this presentation we will briefly review the evolutions that have occurred over the 10 last years in the field of materials and structures for launchers, including an overview on the confrontation between metallic and composite materials, and then we will elaborate on the main stakes of R&T activities today and the main research topics being addressed to support the continual improvement of European launchers competitiveness.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Hervé GILIBERT

Hervé GILIBERT

Chief Technical Officer, ArianeGroup
Head of Ariane 5 development programs between 2002 and 2010 and Chief Technical Officer from 2011 to 2013 within Astrium Space Transportation (Airbus Group), Hervé GILIBERT took then the role of Head of Engineering when launchers and satellites activities were merged in the Space... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Sarah CRUDDAS

Sarah CRUDDAS

Space Journalist
Sarah Cruddas is a Space Journalist, TV Host, Author and Global Thought Leader in the Commercial Space Sector. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a director at the non-profit Space for Humanity, which aims to democratise access to space.


Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:35 - 16:55
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

16:50

CarbonFiberStone: high-performance carbon-negative material to disrupt architecture and keep global warming under 1.5°C
• Construction is responsible for 20% of global CO2 emissions
• TechnoCarbon has patented technologies to fix this problem and disrupt architecture
• TechnoCarbon and our partners are ready to industrialize and scale up CarbonFiberStone



TechnoCarbon disruptive technologies create a path forward towards sustainable architecture, industry and cities while protecting climate, biodiversity and natural resources.
There are currently no economically viable, scalable, high-performance, low-to-no carbon replacements for cement – and its concrete derivatives – or steel in the commercial building, home building and public infrastructure markets. Corrosion-free materials without resource bottlenecks and with faster installation times will own the market. CarbonFiberStone is such a material. Made of stone and carbon fiber, it has the potential to replace and scale up to capture, utilize and store over one billion tons of CO2 per year, while building structures adapted to climate change.





Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Stephan SAVARESE

Stephan SAVARESE

CEO, President & Co-Founder, TechnoCarbon Technologies
President at SOP (Saving Our Planet) and TCTF (TechnoCarbon Technologies France), France Country Manager at Climate ScorecardAfter an initial career as an aerospace engineer, science advisor and multiphysics simulation leader, Stephan has become a climate change solution expert (teaching... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:50 - 17:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Concrete

16:55

Industry Program: Aerospace "Cassio, an Airplane to Help Resolve the Environmental Equation and Improve Safety"

  • Importance of hybrid aviation and development of the Cassio plane
  • The essential role composite materials play in the plane's structure to alleviate the additional weight from the batteries and electrical motors
  • Ability of composite materials to allow for complex shapes
  • Applications in cabin interiors and "smart" cockpits

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Valentin HARDY

Valentin HARDY

Systems Engineer, VoltAero
With diplomas from the Ecole des Mines and SciencesPo Lille, Valentin used to be part of the efan team (Airbus’ electric plane) and joined VoltAero as a Systems Engineer in 2018.

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Sarah CRUDDAS

Sarah CRUDDAS

Space Journalist
Sarah Cruddas is a Space Journalist, TV Host, Author and Global Thought Leader in the Commercial Space Sector. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a director at the non-profit Space for Humanity, which aims to democratise access to space.


Tuesday May 12, 2020 16:55 - 17:15
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

17:15

Industry Program: Aerospace "Sustainability Based on Composite Tooling Assets Optimization"

  • Tooling lifecycle management and opportunities
  • Tooling use optimization and benefits
  • Industry 4.0 and opportunities on tooling assets focused on sustainability

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Bruno JURESZIK

Bruno JURESZIK

Engineering Manager, Tooling New Developments, EMBRAER
Bruno Jureszik has been the Engineering Manager on Tooling New Developments since 2016. This area is responsible for develop: tooling solutions on new programs/R&D, new process, management systems and technologies for tooling. Bruno started his career on Embraer in 2007, through the... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Sarah CRUDDAS

Sarah CRUDDAS

Space Journalist
Sarah Cruddas is a Space Journalist, TV Host, Author and Global Thought Leader in the Commercial Space Sector. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a director at the non-profit Space for Humanity, which aims to democratise access to space.


Tuesday May 12, 2020 17:15 - 17:35
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

17:20

Haute Couture meets Biomimetic Design
• Tailored Fibre Placement allowing load optimized structures
• Cost reduction through net-shape manufacturing
• Efficient preforming for high volume production



Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP) is capable of placing carbon fibre where it is necessary and only there. This allows for complex fibre architectures eliminating dead weight and material waste. However, the technology is highly restricted concerning productivity.

Bionic Composite Technologies AG (BIONTEC) was founded in 2009 by representatives of the textile and automation industry in order to industrialise the production of CFRP components.
Based on Tailored Fibre Placement accompanied with Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) the company has developed its own manufacturing process from fibre to finished component.
Intensive development has resulted in a production process for series of up to 100'000 parts/year. Thus, it lifts the production of complex composite components to a new economic level.
By integrating the entire development and production process in-house, BIONTEC offers complex CFRP components with excellent performance to weight ratio that are ""designed for manufacturing"" and ""designed to costs"".
The process allows to choose the best material combination possible for each specific challenge. According to biomimetic design we aim to achieve the best performance with minimum material usage by placing fibres aligned to the loadpath within the net shape of the component. Subsequent to fabric production we mould ready-to-use components via RTM that can be monolithic, hollow or sandwich structures. Parts are manufactured net-shaped with high quality surface finish minimizing finishing efforts. Both the TFP and RTM process have been highly automated to achieve high and consistent product quality at competitive costs – especially for large volumes.

During our presentation we will give insight in our development and production process from the first idea to serial production an how we levarge the full potential of fibre reinforcements with biomimentic design and tailored fibre placement.



Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Benedikt BORCHERT

Benedikt BORCHERT

Sales Manager, Bionic Composite Technologies AG
Benedikt Borchert studied mechanical engineering at Technical University of Munich and Lund University (Sedenb) with a major in fibre reinforced plastics.After his studies he worked in R&D as well as application engineering for textile semi-finished products. 2017 he took over the... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2020 17:20 - 17:40
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Biomimicry

17:35

Industry Program: Aerospace "Composite Applications in GE Aviation Engines"
Composite Applications in GE Aviation Engines
  • Legacy and new composite components in GE Aviation engines
  • Durability of composites in engine applications
  • Range of materials and processes

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Sarah CRUDDAS

Sarah CRUDDAS

Space Journalist
Sarah Cruddas is a Space Journalist, TV Host, Author and Global Thought Leader in the Commercial Space Sector. She has an academic background in astrophysics and is a director at the non-profit Space for Humanity, which aims to democratise access to space.


Tuesday May 12, 2020 17:35 - 17:55
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

17:40

Application of Biomimetic Methodology as a Project Tool for Innovation in Structural Components Using Composite Materials for Road Transport
• high performance composite
• biomimicry
• commercial vehicles



Biomimetics is a systematic research tool related to biological mechanisms, their systems and subsystems, which allows the interaction of design parameters with the natural characteristics of the analyzed elements. Studies related to this subject have show that nature has evolutionary characteristics in solutions analogous to what man finds when designing a product. Thus, we can infer that by employing this tool in product design, we will have a flow of innovation with levels of design disruption.
Faced to the megatrends of innovation, such as electrification, composite materials are gaining more space due to their possibility of complex geometries, structural arrangement conducive to environmental demands and the mixing of raw materials in the formation of a single piece. Such versatility and diversity of production processes allow the composites to reach strength levels higher than those currently available for automotive industry, but with a reduced mass.
Regarding the application of the method in vehicles and implements intended for the transportation of cargo and passengers, it is possible to obtain structural correlations that allow the optimization of components and subsets, making them simpler, lighter and with characteristics that enhance their use. In this context, the present work approaches, through the biomimetic methodology applied to the mobility sector, an optimized structural subset design case, using high performance composite material, subjected to dynamic loading, submitted to real tests on track and bench (seismic base), reproducing random signals from traffic.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Eduardo TENDE

Eduardo TENDE

Development engineer, STE Parts
With more than 10 years of experience working on product development in the mobility industry, he is a co-founder of STE Parts, a start-up focused on developing innovative solutions using composite materials.
avatar for Joel BOARETTO

Joel BOARETTO

Innovation Manager, Centro Tecnológico Randon
Innovation manager of Randon group acting for 24 years in the automotive industry. Graduated in math and physics, post graduate in process engineer, master degree in mechanical engineer and PhD in materials engineer focusing in composite materials.


Tuesday May 12, 2020 17:40 - 18:00
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme biomimicry
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

09:30

Keynote Session: Reframing Glass’ Role in Infrastructure
Composites are the killer app to redefining performance, boosting productivity and unlocking new application development, such as building & infrastructure. As material science re-emerges to the forefront of Innovation, the current and next wave of building is about sustaining what’s there and making it better – thanks to Fiberglass and Glass-Fiber reinforced materials that outperform traditional materials such as metals and paper.

Discover how Owens Corning stands focused on delivering pathways to growth for customers and disruptive, game-changing benefits to end-users, in areas such as renewable energy to better power our future; bridges, roads & railways to withstand the elements and enable bigger innovation; buildings and building systems to improve the way we live; tanks, pipes and transit solutions to store and transport water.


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Marcio SANDRI

Marcio SANDRI

President Composites Business, OWENS CORNING
Marcio Sandri is President of the Composites business at Owens Corning. Immediately prior to his appointment, Marcio served as Vice President of Global Strategy and Operations for the Composites business, where he was responsible for strategic marketing, manufacturing operations... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 09:30 - 10:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

10:00

Beyond what we want: the future we need to make carbon really work
  • The state of carbon: a dynamic market with untapped potential*
  • Crucial steps for growing the industry
  • Key technologies and trends in materials, manufacturing, and design innovations with the highest impact

Carbon fiber is a highly valuable material with the most innovative technologies in the composites space. However, carbon’s full market potential remains untapped and there is ample room for growth if we make the right plays. In this presentation, we focus on key aspects that will accelerate adoption and expand the industry through advanced engineering and tech innovation. A selection of technology case studies and trends will be discussed from precursor and processing, to manufacturing, new form factors and intermediates, and novel end application development.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Cecilia GEE

Cecilia GEE

Analyst, Lux Research
Cecilia Gee is an analyst based in Lux Research’s Amsterdam office. She leads the Advanced Materials team and spearheads content on technology innovation and market trends in composites, structural materials, coatings, future materials platforms, sustainability, and textiles. Cecilia... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:00 - 10:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

10:00

Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing with Reactive Polymers
The ability to 3D print on a large scale with vinyl ester and two-part epoxy is now a reality with MVP’s RAM system. Join the conversation with MVP and ORNL and learn more about the advancements, challenges, and the future of large-scale thermoset additive manufacturing.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Mike KASTURA

Mike KASTURA

Senior Product and Marketing Manager, Magnum Venus Products
Mike Kastura currently leads commercialization and development of the Additive Manufacturing division for Magnum Venus Products, which recently launched the Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system. With nearly twenty years in product development, business growth initiatives... Read More →
avatar for John LINDAHL

John LINDAHL

Technical Professional in Polymer Additive Manufacturing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
John Lindahl is a Technical Professional in the Deposition Science and Technology Group at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has over 6 years of research experience in discontinuous fiber composites, small, medium and large-scale systems... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:00 - 10:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

10:00

Biobased Hub Visit tour
Meet the key players on the BIOBASED HUB area and discover flax and hemp reinforcement solutions as advanced natural materials for the composite industry:
dry or pre-impregnated, from short fibres to flax fibre weaves (UD, 2D), roving, hybrid architectures and special grid structures, ready to use panels, and composite processing.
CELC, as the federating European plateform brings support for your project : Certification of European origin, technical advises and scientific tools and services.
#wearelinen @wearelinen

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Gilles KOOLEN

Gilles KOOLEN

Committee member, CELC
Ing. Gilles KOOLEN obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering Technology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017. He was awarded funding by the H2020 Ssuchy project and is currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering. His research mainly focuses... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:00 - 10:30
Bio Based Hub (Hall 5 - C43)

10:00

Overview Of The Field Of Composites
  • Use of composites in the industry
  • Advantages and disadvantages of FRP (including glass)
  • Specific features of anisotropic materials, with a focus on fiber-reinforced materials
  • Overview of carbon-fiber production
  • Overview of production processes for CFRP parts
  • Overview of recycling methods
  • Evolution of production prices over recent years

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Sven BLANCK

Sven BLANCK

Head of International Affairs, Controlling & Development, MAI Carbon
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Tjark VON REDEN

Deputy Managing Director, Carbon Composites e.V, MAI Carbon



Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

10:00

Automation Hub - Presentations and live demonstrations program
10:00 am - Simplify Composites : Automation and sustainable product development – Mr Drechsler and Mrs Leonie Van Der Meulen, TUM
10:30 am - Presentation: Cost efficient performance battery enclosures for volume production – Mr Markus Freiberger and Mr Adam Halsband, Forward Engineering
11:00 am - Live simulation: live design & structural simulation of composite components – Mr Michael Kuehnel, SGL Carbon
11:30 am - Experience with Thermoplastic Automated Fiber Placement – Mr Kalle Kind, TUM
12:00 pm - Presentation of the Compositence Product Portfolio – Mr Ingo Karb, Compositence
12:30 pm - Networking Lunch - Meet and Greet with TUM and IMT – Mr Joubin and Mr Dreschler, TUM/IMT

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Klaus DRECHSLER

Director of the Institute for Carbon Composite, TUM - Institute for Carbon Composite
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler is the director of the Institute for Carbon Composite,Technical University of Munich and the co-Director, Fraunhofer Institute IGCV (Casting, Composites and Processing) Augsburg. He is the founding member of “Composite Clusters Singapur”, CCS, executive... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:00 - 12:30
Automation Hub (Hall 6 - D85)

10:05

Country on Stage Netherlands: Designing Lightness for Sustainability
  • This session, organised in cooperation with CompositesNL, focusses on new perspective for composite technology as Key Enabiling Technology in the area of sustainability and energy transition. The session will adress this role in two parts. First the presentation of the book "Designing Lightness for Sustainability", which is the story of many innovations and company developments of the last 25 years as experienced in Europe and The Netherlands in particular. The book will be presented by the authors professor Adriaan Beukers and Ed Van Hinte. The second part adresses specific applications and applied composite technology of the future in the perspective of providing answers to the questions of energy transition ans the quest for sustainable and circular solutions. Bussiness cases will have to go hand in hand with the contribution to diminishing CO2 emissions. The new mission driven policy of the Netherlands govermment will be addressed as well as 3 examples of innovations in infrastructure, automotive and wind energy.

  • 10.00 – 10.05: Welcome & Introduction
Jason PALMER, Journalist, The Economist
Marcus KREMERS, Chairman, CompositesNL
  • 10.05 – 10.15: Composite as Key Enabling Technology in economic policy
Focco VIJSELAAR, Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
  • 10.15 – 10.20: License Agreement Fibercore & Orenco
Simon de JONG, CEO & Founder, Fibercore
Eric BALL, Senior Vice President, Orenco Systems
  • 10.20 – 10.25: Cycling
Sjef VAN BREUGEL, CEO & founder, Pontis Engineering
  • 10.25 – 10.35: Automotive
Raj MATHUR, Global manager advanced thermoplastic composites, DSM Engineering Plastics
Frank LENSELINK, Business development, Ex-core
  • 10.35 – 10.45: Circularity of composite products
Margie TOPP, Professor for Polymer Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Windesheim
Marc HUISMAN, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Material Centre
  • 10.45 – 10.55 : Biobased solutions
Aline SANCHEZ, Program manager materials, Wageningen University Food & Biobased Research
Elizabeth EAVES, Technical Application Manager, Avantium Renewable Polymers
Wouter CLAASSEN, Senior Design Manager, Witteveen en Bos
  • 10.55 – 11.05 : Chemical solutions
Roel ZUIJDERDUIN, Global Technical Development Manager, Nouryon
  • 11.05 – 11.15: Infrastructure
Willem BÖTTGER, Managing Director, NPSP
Coen MEERBACH, Business Unit Manager, Solico Engineering
  • 11.15 – 11.25: Book Presentation: "Designing Lightness: Structures for Saving Energy "
Adriaan BEUKERS, Professor & Author, Designing Lightness for Saving Energy 
Ed Van HINTE, Author, Designing Lightness for Saving Energy 
  • 11.25 -11.30: Handover
Focco VIJSELAAR, Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
  • 11.30 Closing
Jason PALMER, Journalist, The Economist


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Marcus KREMERS

CTO, Airborne
Marcus has 25 years of experience in the composites industry, with a strong focus on industrialisation and technology development and a passion for how composites can make the world more sustainable. Biobased composites is a recent field of personal interest.He is chairman of CompositesNL... Read More →
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Focco VIJSELAAR

Vice-minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climaty Policy
Focco Vijselaar is responsible for the Enterprise and Innovation policies at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands. He previously held positions at the Dutch Ministries of Finance and Public Health, as well as the Dutch Central Bank and the European... Read More →
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Simon de JONG

CEO & Founder, FiberCore
FiberCore Holding and its subsidiaries have the mission of promoting the use of FRP (composite) in structural applications where durability, weight and robustness are important preconditions. The unique InfraCore® technology is the distinctive element in this.FiberCore Europe focuses... Read More →
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Eric BALL

Senior Vice President, Orenco Composites
Eric S. Ball, P.E., is Senior Vice President at Orenco Systems, Inc., a manufacturing and engineering firm based in Oregon. He has been involved in the development of most of Orenco’s products and related patents. Eric has a special interest in composites manufacturing and has developed... Read More →
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Sjef VAN BREUGEL

Managing Director, Pontis Engineering
Mr. van Breugel has an engineering degree in aerospace engineering and plastics.He has over 20 years of experience in the composite industry, in businesses ranging from R&D, automotive to wind energy. 12 years ago he founded Pontis Engineering.His employment history is as follows:Pontis... Read More →
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Frank LENSELINK

Business Development, Ex-core
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Raj MATHUR

Global Manager, Advanced Composites, DSM
Dr. Raj Mathur’s educational background is in Materials Science & Engineering.  Dr. Mathur has 30 years experience in Innovation Management and he has patented numerous composite applications in the aerospace, automotive and semiconductor industries. At DSM, as Global Manager... Read More →
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Margie TOPP

Professor for Polymer Engineering,, University of Applied Sciences Windesheim
Margie Topp studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciencesat the University of Groningen, specializing in Polymer Chemistry. She graduated in the year 1995 on impact resistance of poly(lactic acid) within the group of Professor A. Pennings. In 2000 she finished... Read More →
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Marc HUISMAN

Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Material Centre
Dr. Marc Huisman is Program Manager at Brightlands Materials Center.He started his career at the Institute for Composite Materials in Kaiserlautern, Germany, with research and development in the field of crashworthiness of thermoplastic composites. Then, he worked 17 years at DSM... Read More →
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Aline SANCHEZ

Knowledge Transfer Manager Packaging and Circular Economy Plastics, Wageningen University & Research
Dr Aline Sanchez is a Business Development Manager at Wageningen University and Research and focuses on the topics of material science, packaging and circular economy of plastics. In this position, she applies herself to translating industrial and societal needs into propositions... Read More →
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Elizabeth EAVES

Technical Application Manager, Avantium Renewable Polymers B.V.
Elizabeth Eaves was born and raised in South-West England. After her initial MSci degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham (UK) she gained a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK). Since 2017 she has worked for Avantium (Amsterdam... Read More →
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Wouter CLAASSEN

Project Manager & Consultant (bio-based) FRP Constructions, Witteveen+Bos
Wouter Claassen is an experienced project manager of major infrastructure projects, and has spent the last thirteen years delivering complex projects with concrete, steel and FRP structures. He works for Witteveen+Bos, a specialist engineering consultancy offering innovative solutions... Read More →
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Roel ZUIJDERDUIN

Technical Development Manager, Nouryon Functional Chemicals B.V.
Roel Zuijderduin started working at Nouryon almost 30 years ago. He has held various positions throughout the organization, and is currently the Global Technical Development Manager for Thermoset and Acrylics at Nouryon. In this role, Roel is responsible for product and business development... Read More →
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Willem BÖTTGER

Managing Director, NPSP
Willem Böttger is part time professor Biobased Building in the Center of Expertise Biobased Economy (CoE BBE) and director of NPSP, a company developing biobased composite materials.Willem studied Experimental Physics at the University of Amsterdam. After working as a researcher... Read More →
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Coen MEERBACH

Business Unit Manager, Solico Engineering
Coen Meerbach (1984) is born in idyllic Willemstad, the Netherlands. He graduated as a Naval Architect in 2005 and then started working at Schaap Composites, where he was involved in the production of composite structures. His interest in composites grew as he was getting more involved... Read More →
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Ed VAN HINTE

Writer, Lightness Studios
Ed van Hinte (1951) graduated in Industrial Design and Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft. He practised this profession during the 1980's, but also started writing for magazines. Later he became an author of books, some of which concerned a theme that is important... Read More →
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Adriaan BEUKERS

Professor and Author, Lightness Studios
Adriaan Beukers is an emeritus professor on Composite Materials and Structures at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and for Engineering with Composites at the Materials Department of the Catholic Leuven University. He is also former director... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
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Jason PALMER

Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

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Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:05 - 11:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

10:25

Innovative stabilization oven concepts for carbon fiber production based on fiber bundle temperature measurements
  • Stabilization
  • oven design
  • temperature measurements

Carbon fibers have excellent mechanical properties at a low density. Despite their outstanding strength-to-weight ratio, carbon fibers are not used in low-cost areas due to their high price. The production of carbon fibers is divided into a multi-zone stabilization and a multi-zone carbonization. Due to the high process time of up to 120 min, stabilization represents a significant share of the total cost.
During stabilization, the precursor is thermally converted into a thermoset state at temperatures between 200-300 °C. The stabilization reaction can be described by three exothermic reactions: cyclization, dehydrogenation and oxidation. These reactions mainly depend on the oven temperature and the degree of fiber stabilization. Thus, a fiber that has already been partially stabilized requires a higher temperature than an unstabilized fiber. An optimal stabilization profile is characterized by the fact that as many reactions as possible take place in a short time without fiber overheating and burning uncontrollably due to the exothermic nature of the reactions. Specially developed circulating air ovens are used for stabilization. A stabilization system consists of several ovens arranged behind each other with increasing oven temperature. Current stabilization ovens are especially designed with a view to homogeneous oven temperature distribution. However, the temperature of the fibre is not measured or considered since there is no commercial system for fibre temperature measurement.
The research results show measurements of the fiber temperature in different zones of stabilization. The fiber temperature is significantly higher than the oven temperature due to the exothermic reactions. Furthermore, the reactions do not take place uniformly over the entire stabilization due to the oven design. Thus, the results offer enormous potential for improving the oven design and the safety of industrial scale lines. In order to demonstrate the potential of an adapted oven design, initial tests were carried out and evaluated.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Felix POHLKEMPER

Researcher, Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University
Felix Pohlkemper was born in Nordhorn, Germany, in 1990. In 2016 he graduated with distinction in mechanical engineering with a focus on automotive engineering and production engineering at RWTH Aachen University. During his studies he was working at the Institute of Textile Technology... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:25 - 10:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

10:50

Polypropylene Large Tow Carbon Fiber Tapes for low cost high volume applications
• Large Tow Carbon Fiber
• Thermoplastic Tapes
• High Volume Applications



The demand for weight and cost reduction is continuously increasing, especially in the field of transportation and logistics. Reinforced thermoplastics are well known in these fields and are widely used. Currently further decrease of costs and weight is hard to achieve due to the optimization of application specific properties and manufacturing processes. In contrast thermoplastic tapes have a high potential to decrease the weight of the application by high mechanical properties. Nevertheless there are only limited materials available and the know-how of material behavior and process integration is barely available. Furthermore, the tape costs are extremely high and not competitive with the already existing short fiber compounds or metal inserts. This study focuses on the usage of new low costs tapes consisting of a polypropylene matrix and large tow carbon fibers. The use of large tow carbon fibers decrease the material costs drastically. On the other hand, it is very important to achieve a high utilization of the fiber in every step of the process chain, including spreading, impregnation, consolidation, preforming and forming, where the mechanical performance of the carbon fiber tapes are often decreased. As a bottom line the good mechanical properties of carbon fiber need to be translated and transferred into applications. These effects on fiber performance are presented and solutions to overcome the described issues are given. The solutions lead to a decreased process time due to less lofting and a higher fiber utilization, resulting in less fiber breakage and ondulation. These optimizations result in a drastic decrease of weight and costs compared to existing solutions. Applications will be demonstrated where high volume applications and cost efficiency come together and are ready for serial production.




Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Markus BRZESKI

CEO, A+ Composites GmbH
Markus Brzeski studied Production Engineering at the University of Bremen. Brzeski has gained valuable knowledge about the processing of processing of composites at Airbus UK. From 2009 to 2014 he was a research associate in the field of roving and tape placement at the Institute... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:50 - 11:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme carbon, PP

11:00

Mass Production of Electrospun PI Nanofibers for Lithium Ion Battery Separators and Textiles
HiNanofiber Company produces PI nanofiber products in large-scale by electrospinning using needle-nozzle array modules. These products include PI nanofiber battery separators, ultra-short PI nanofibers, PI nanofiber filament yarns, PI-based carbon nanofiber filament bundles and highly-dispersed ultra-short carbon nanofibers and the like. These products are being used or finding uses in battery fields, air purification, textiles, and composites. The company has a registered capital of 166 million RMB, and achieved sales income of 8.28 million RMB in the first half of 2019. The participants may learn a lot about industrial production and applications of electrospun nanofiber products.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Haoqing HOU

Haoqing HOU

Doctor, Professor and President, Jiangxi Advanced Nanofiber S&T Co
Research Interests:  High-performance polymers; polymer nanocomposites, electrospinning, electrospinning industrialization, polymer nanofibers, carbon nanofibers, carbon nanotubes, supercapacitors, lithium battery separators, lithium battery anode materials and the like.Honor: Distinguished... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:00 - 11:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

11:00

Flame Resistant Material Solutions Meet Most Demanding Fire Safety Standards for Electrified Vehicles
An important industrial manufacturing constituent is sheet molding compound (SMC) due to its widespread use and high-throughput. Phenolic sheet-molding compound (SMC) technology is presented that achieves a 2 minute cycle time and addresses the unique requirements in an electrified vehicle architecture. This drop-in replacement includes all the industrially relevant considerations including material processing, shelf life, and surface finish. A demonstrator battery cover highlights the superior fire resistance, impact resistance, and light weighting that is achieved with this technology. The material economically meets the most restrictive automotive fire performance standards such as ECE R100 and GB/T 31467.3.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
FD

Francis DEFOOR

Global Market Segment Leader Transportation, Hexion
SG

Steve GREYDANUS

Application Development Manager, Hexion



Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:00 - 11:30
Mobility Planet (Hall 6 - G93)

11:00

3D Printing Hub In action - Presentations and live demonstrations
Come and see our live 3D demonstrations. You'll see various additive-manufacturing approaches to tackle the main challenges regarding durability and functionality based on material and process optimization.

Highlighted processes : LASCALA Plateforme (LArge SCAle plAstics and composites 3D printing), thermoplastic additive manufacturing process, cold spray, FFF / FFD and SLS processes, continuous fiber 3D printing process, fiber recycling process

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Jérémie SOULESTIN

Professor, IMT Lille Douai
Jérémie Soulestin is currently Professor at IMT Lille Douai (Top-level engineering college, France). His current research topics focus on polymer processing, polymer composites & composites, polymer blends and additive manufacturing of polymers. He supervised a number of PhD students... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
3D Printing Hub (Hall 5 - R92)

11:10

A model approach for the optimization of polymer deposition additive manufacturing process
Additive Manufacturing (AM) interest has been growing for the last years due to the capabilities brought by technological evolutions. Nowadays, AM processes offer the possibility to use a huge variety of materials to simply and rapidly create 3D parts, with specific geometries difficult or impossible to obtain with conventional processes [1].
In the same way than for conventional polymer processing technologies, appropriate material grades and associated processing parameters have to be chosen appropriately [2]. Commonly, the adequate process parameters are adjusted thanks to a parametric study, which consumes times and materials.
In this work, a novel approach based on the understanding of three main physico-chemical phenomenon occurring during the manufacture of 3D parts (diffusion of polymer chains, coalescence between adjacent rasters and polymer crystallization) was developed and applied to compare several grades of PolyPropylene (PP). Process conditions were simulated thanks to rheological and calorimetric experiments to study the influence of the manufacturing chamber temperature on the kinetics of these three phenomena. The comparison of the three kinetics revealed that for the majority of the tested PP grades, the manufacturing chamber should be heated at a temperature higher than 80°C to favor the polymer chains diffusion and coalescence between adjacent rasters before the polymer crystallization, which is an absolute condition to realize quality 3D parts.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Sébastien CHARLON

IMT Lille Douai



Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:10 - 11:40
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

11:15

Hierarchical carbon fibre based composites
  • Why alter interfacial properties?
  • Production of hierarchical structures
  • Implementation and scale up

Fibre surface modifications can address conventional fibre-reinforced composite issues; for instance the formation of critical clusters of fibre breaks, or poor interfacial properties. Hierarchical interphases which modify the failure mode or increase mechanical interlocking can address these issues at the critical fibre-matric interface. Here, we will discuss our research which exploits nanoscale structured materials which are integrated into conventional composite fibre systems.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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David ANTHONY

Research Technician, Imperial College London
Dr David B Anthony’s research focus is on carbon fibre modification, synthesis of carbon nanoforms including carbon nanotubes and carbon aerogels, and the development of hierarchical composites/materials. He is currently studying multifunctional composites for structural power applications... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:15 - 11:40
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

11:35

Keynote Composites Challenge : From PhD to Entrepreneur
Are you a PhD student wondering what comes next? Are you interested in career paths that are available to you outside of academia? Do you want your research to have more impact?
Get an introduction to the key steps in the research commercialisation process. learn how research relates to innovation activities and processes, how opportunities for capturing value from research are identified and selected, intellectual property-related issues and other key concepts and practices for research commercialisation, through the journey of Christian FISCHER, CEO & Co-Founder of Bcomp.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Christian FISCHER

CEO & Co-Founder, Bcomp
Christian is a multilingual engineer and entrepreneur. He has co-founded and co-developed Bcomp to the leading supplier of high-performance, sustainable composite materials. Christian holds a MSc and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, has won several entrepreneur- and innovation... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:35 - 11:50
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

11:40

11:45

HyFiSyn project – Fibre-Hybrid Composites
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Tahreem NAVEED

KU Leuven
Tahreem Naveed is a PhD candidate who is working as part of the HyFiSyn project (https://www.hyfisyn.eu/people/detail/tahreem-naveed). She is based at BMW Germany while being enrolled at KU Leuven Belgium. She is trying to integrate fibre-hybrid composites in automotive process chain under the supervision of Hanno Pfitzer and Prof. Yentl Swolfs. Her research field is mostly focused on the hybridization of carbo... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:45 - 12:15
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

11:50

Composites Challenge: Pitching Session
A PhD Challenge dedicated to the Composites Industry: A 1-hour program from brilliant minds for a brilliant industry!

Composites Challenge is a competition of PhDs selected for the quality of their research in the field of composites, who get the challenge of pitching their thesis in 5 minutes using one slide, in front of a jury of experts in the Composites Industry!

11 PhD Students represent the next generation of Composites leaders. This program is a unique opportunity to source new ideas and maybe new people to join your teams!

Jury:
  • Christophe BINETRUY, ECCM19 General Chair & Professor, Centrales Nantes
  • Christian-Andre KEUN, President of SAMPE Europe & CEO, CompriseTec
  • Lucien FIORE Asia Pacific Business Development Director, Hexcel
  • Aicha MIKDAM, Technical Editor, JEC Group
  • Véronique MICHAUD, Head of Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC), EPFL
  • Jean-Marc SENECOT, Global Head of R&D, Porcher Industries

PhD:

From Pressure to Geometry: a scalable method for realistic textiles reconstruction, by Simone BANCORA from Ecole Centrale Nantes
We propose a method to reconstruct the architecture of a dry preform based on simple data acquisition. As the laminate is compacted, a pressure-sensitive film is used to capture the mechanical signature of the layup. Using this information the mesoscale geometry of the preform is interpreted.

Structural power composites for massless energy storageby Karl BOUTON from KTH
Structural power composites are a new kind of multifunctional composites. Among them, structural batteries consist in light structural CFRP composites capable of storing energy. These new materials could reduce the conventional heavy battery packs’ weight penalties by giving the future electric aircrafts’ structure some energy storage capabilities.


CANs: Reversibly Crosslinked Polymers and the Future of Composites, by Callum BRANFOOT from University of Bristol 
Covalent adaptable networks (CANs) are crosslinked polymers comprising a dynamic chemistry which allows their selective and reversible de-crosslinking. In this research, all aspects of CANs are investigated, ranging from their synthesis to their use as recyclable and repairable composite matrices.

Autonomous healing and indication of cracks in fiber-reinforced composites, by Kelly CHANG from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
We introduce an elegant pathway to reducing high maintenance costs by dispersing microcapsules containing a dye and liquid healing agent in our composites. These capsules can extend the lifespan of composites while alleviating the challenges associated with locating damage

Spreading of carbon fibre/thermoplastic pre-preg tapes, by Gearoid CLANCY from University of Limerick
Varying the width of pre-preg tapes can eliminate defects in complex composite structures. Current methods struggle to produce doubly curved surfaces such as aircraft noses without gaps or overlaps. An improved method, utilized with automated tape placement, can spread pre-preg tapes eliminating gaps and overlaps, boosting the efficiency of complex structures.

WrapToR composite truss structures, by Christopher HUNT from University of Bristol
Wrapped Tow Reinforced (WrapToR) trusses combine the structurally favourable geometry of trusses with the impressive material properties of composites to form ultra-efficient structural members. The research is focused on developing the technology through understanding and improvement of the manufacturing process and the establishment of analytical techniques to predict structural behaviour.

From Brittle to Tough – Damage Tolerance of Core-Shell Rubber and Block Copolymer Toughened CFRP, by Andreas KLINGLER from TU Kaiserslautern / IVW
The research project aims at extending the fundamental understanding how toughness is transferred from a nano phase modified thermoset (up to 28 vol.-%) to a fibre reinforced composite. Subsequently the key aspects to obtain tough and damage tolerant thermosetting CFRPs by the sole modification of the matrix are identified.

Design and Optimization of Hybrid Truss Structures, by Nicolas LAVALETTE from TU Delft
My research focuses on the design and optimization of truss structures made of pultruded CFRP members. For this purpose, an aluminum-CFRP adhesive joint is designed to efficiently connect the truss members. The strength and weight of the joints are then taken into account within the truss optimization algorithm.

Improving the water durability of flax fibre composites by using non-dry fibre, by Maria-Morissa LU from KU Leuven
Water sorption of natural fibre composites leads to the swelling and shrinkage of the fibre, which results in a reduction of the mechanical properties and dimensional stability of the composites. Water durability of composites is enhanced by using non-dry flax fibre and resins that have low sensitivity to moisture.

Used wind turbines: A recycling solution, by Amirmohammad RAHIMIZADEH from McGill University
Our goal is to create an efficient recycling scheme to extract glass fibers from used wind turbine blades and reuse them in new added value products. Through micromechanical characterization, the optimum design parameters for an efficient composite from the recycled fibers are obtained and used to develop recycled composite pellets and 3D printing filaments with exceptional properties.

Extending virtual testing to impact applications, by Mario RUEDA-RUIZ from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
A micromechanical model of composite ply incorporating strain rate dependency has been developed. A novel micromechanical testing technique for high strain rate characterization of composite constituents has been developed for model calibration. Simulation of damage initiation at high strain rates and validation with macroscale testing has been achieved.





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Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Christophe BINETRUY

Christophe BINETRUY

ECCM19 General Chair & Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Christophe Binetruy is faculty member at Centrale Nantes (France) where he is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lille (France) in 1996 and his Habilitation... Read More →
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Lucien FIORE

Asia Pacific Business Development Director, Hexcel
Lucien FIORE, graduate from Ecole Centrale de LYON (PhD in 1988 in Mechanics and Materials Science), is actually Asia Pacific Business Development Director in HEXCEL.Lucien FIORE joined HEXCEL in August 1989 and has started his career in R&D as Engineer and Qualification Manager for... Read More →
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Christian-Andre KEUN

President of SAMPE Europe & CEO, ComprisTec
After studying mechanical engineering in Hamburg, St-Etienne and St. Petersburg, he completed his doctorate at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. This was followed by the management of the research and development department of a major plastics processor. Christian finally... Read More →
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Véronique MICHAUD

Head of Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, EPFL
Véronique Michaud is currently Associate Professor and head of the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, and Associate Dean of Engineering for Education, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She graduated in 1987 from Ecole des Mines in Paris... Read More →
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Aïcha MIKDAM

Technical Editor, JEC Group
Aïcha Mikdam is the technical editor of JEC Composites Magazine, the industy's reference magazine where JEC Group provides information and data. After an engineering school and a PhD in material science, she worked as a research engineer in the energy field before joining the JEC... Read More →
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Jean-Marc SENECOT

Global Head of R&D, Porcher Industries
Your Biography / Company Profile (in English and not more than 150 words)Jean-Marc Senecot, the Global Head of R&D, joined Porcher Industries group in 2017 with his strong expertise in glass and carbon reinforcement, particularly acquired for thermoplastic & thermoset composites solutions... Read More →
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Simone BANCORA

PhD Student, Ecole Centrale Nantes
After completing the first part of his education in Italy, in 2016 Simone Bancora took up the opportunity of an international Double Degree program between his home university Politecnico of Milan and Ecole Centrale Nantes in France. During these years he became invested in the study... Read More →
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Karl BOUTON

PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Born in France, Karl has always developed a strong interest in Science and Technology. Logically, he pursued engineering studies and graduated with an Engineer’s Diploma in Materials Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Mechanics. In 2017, Karl got enrolled as a PhD... Read More →
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Callum BRANFOOT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Callum was born in Lymington, Hampshire but spent most of his youth amongst the rolling hills of Wiltshire, where at school he discovered a passion for science and a particular penchant for the colours of chemistry.In 2012, he started an integrated Master's degree in Chemistry at... Read More →
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Kelly CHANG

PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kelly Chang is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Chang earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Business from the University of Rochester in 2017... Read More →
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Gearóid CLANCY

PhD Student, University of Limerick
I am proud to say that I am from Limerick, a city in the west of Ireland. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick in 2013.My first job after university was a research assistant at the Irish Composites Centre, where I gained a... Read More →
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Christopher HUNT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Chris was awarded his MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2015. During the final year of his Masters, he published work investigating the effects of varying cure cycles on pre-impregnated composite materials. Following the master program, in 2016 he started... Read More →
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Andreas KLINGLER

PhD Student, University of Kaiserslautern (Institute for Composite Materials)
Andreas is from the Rhine-Main area in Germany and started his studies about mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2007. He finished his degree in 2014 with his diploma thesis about the synthesis and characterization of Nickle-PTFE composites at the University... Read More →
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Nicolas LAVALETTE

PhD Student, TU Delft
Graduated with an Engineering Diploma from ENSEM (France) and a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech (USA). After having worked in Paris in the car equipment industry for one year, I am now in the final year of my PhD at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft... Read More →
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Maria Morissa LU

PhD Student, KU Leuven
Maria Morissa Lu is a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research topic is on Improving the water durability of flax fibre composites by using non-dry fibre which is funded by the EU-H2020 BBI project “SSUCHY” and the University... Read More →
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Amirmohammad RAHIMIZADEH

PhD Student, McGill University
Amirmohammad Rahimizadeh is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University... Read More →
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Mario RUEDA-RUIZ

PhD Student, IMDEA
I was born and raised in Malaga, a city in the south of Spain. As a child, I always liked building things. I used to build many Lego models. I liked model trains and I was also a fan of airplane models.During the last years of High School, I decided to study Aerospace Engineering... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
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Amael COHADES (EPFL)

Postdoctoral Researcher, EPFL
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Jason PALMER

Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.



Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:50 - 13:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

12:00

Effect of Sizing on the Interfacial and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber (CF) Reinforced Nylons (PA6,6) Composites
  • Benefits of fiber sizing
  • Sizing for carbon fiber
  • Experimental overview & mechanical property summary: carbon fiber and polyamide composite

The interfacial and mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced polymer composites are significantly influenced by the interfacial characteristics of the fiber-matrix interface and can be altered physically or chemically by fiber surface treatment and sizing chemistries. The choice of sizing is considerably dependent upon the polymer resin matrix to ensure the inter-diffusion of sizing interphase with the resin during processing. Similarly, the thickness and content of sizing on fibers also influence the mechanical and interfacial properties of the resulting resin.
The effects of fiber surface-treatment and sizing on the interfacial and mechanical properties of carbon fiber/nylon (PA6,6) composites are presented herewith. Commercial grade un-sized carbon fibers (CF) were sized with nylon compatible and incompatible sizing. Sized carbon fibers were chopped and mixed with neat PA6,6 resin to prepare injection molded test bars for the investigation of mechanical properties. Single-fiber pullout studies determined the interfacial shear strength (IFSS) of the CF/PA6,6 composites. Also, by utilizing an SEM, fractography determined the composite failure mode of the samples.
The results indicate that the choice of proper sizing and its % loading significantly enhances the mechanical properties of the CF/PA6,6 composite samples. Similarly, the interfacial properties (IFSS) of the CF/PA6,6 composite samples demonstrate a significant enhancement as compared to the un-sized CF. On the contrary, the mechanical and interfacial properties of CF sized with an incompatible sizing for PA6,6 resin deteriorated due to poor interfacial adhesion.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Gilles LEMOIGNE

Regional Marketing Manager, EMEA, Michelman SARL
Gilles LeMoigne is the Regional Marketing Manager for EMEA at Michelman. He joined Michelman in 2012 as Global Sales Director - Fibers & Composites, transitioned to Strategic Marketing Manager - Fibers & Composites in 2016, and was appointed to his current role in 2019. His over 15... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 12:00 - 12:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

12:20

Innovation, Research and Technological Transfer at the Politecnico di Milano
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Carlo POGGI

Politecnico di Milano



Wednesday May 13, 2020 12:20 - 12:50
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

12:25

Mixing materials, technologies and robots in an automated composite production
  • GroFi – a multi-robot plant
  • MES as an enabler
  • intelligent and self-regulated process control

Acquiring higher rates in the production of large scale CFRP components by simultaneously using several robotic units in manufacturing processes is one of the major aims of the DLR Center of Lightweight Production in Stade.
In 2017, the first multi-head process was demonstrate by using two Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) units for an automated manufacturing of a wing-like structure. Significant advantages in the overall layup time were demonstrated. As next step for automating and improving this process, a central Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with extensive functionalities for the planning, simulation, and control of our multi-head manufacturing plant has been developed. Several of its new features were demonstrated in the DLR-internal project PROTEC NSR and can be discussed in this talk.
Through new simulation technologies the DLR can combine different materials and technologies in a production process simultaneously. The necessary maintenance steps are supervised by the MES. Separate inline quality assurance systems are integrated and supplied with online data of the production. Via several virtual twins of the production process we can simulate the robotic movement offline and make a time-optimized planning, furthermore data can be generated that is used by an online production control for an active collision avoidance system. If a robotic unit needs to be restocked or maintained, it can be taken out of the running production process automatically and due to implemented functionalities of a rescheduling step the remaining layup units can go on with the manufacturing uninterrupted.
We will discuss the state of our research and its future topics and applications.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Markus SCHREIBER

Research Scientist, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
2015 – Master of Science in Applied Mathematics at the Technical University of Clausthal-Zellerfeld, GermanySince 2015 – Research Scientist at the German Aerospace Center in Stade, Germany, with focus on modelling and software design for the simulation and control of multi robot... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 12:25 - 12:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

12:50

SurFlow: Future Composite Data Highways
  • Game-changing communication technology
  • Added multifunctionallity
  • Black art of electromagnetic surface waves

A breakthrough at TWI has led to the creation of data transfer technology that can be seamlessly incorporated into composite materials to create a high-capacity, resilient data transfer network. SurFlow™ technology uses electromagnetic surface waves to transmit data directly through composite structures. Described as “the future of composite data highways”, SurFlow™ technology removes the need for wires or fibre optics. TWI has a new disruptive technology, which involves passing data through the composite structure itself. SurFlow™ transmits data in the form of electromagnetic waves that travel through composite structures. The system uses no wiring harnesses or fibre optics. By turning a composite into a ‘smart’ composite, the technology integrates a data network into a component’s physical structure. The system is capable of transmitting data at up to 3Gbps and can continue to function even if the composite part suffers damage. The frequency range that has been tested is 2-6GHz, which can be extended to any other frequency ranges needed, depending on the industrial application. Potential applications for smart composites exist throughout industry in almost every sector. For instance, in the automotive sector, where use of composites such as carbon fibre is now extending beyond high-end applications, the technology could significantly reduce the complexity of a vehicle’s internal communications network. In robotics, the technology could be used to enable communication throughout a robotic system without the use of wires. In consumer electronics, the technology would allow a device to instantly connect to a network simply by making contact with the composite’s surface, with no need to plug anything in or detect and connect to a wireless network. Other uses being explored include advanced aerospace applications and real-time composite monitoring, whereby subtle changes in the waveform allow any damage to a smart composite component to be identified immediately.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Chris WORRALL

Consultant, TWI Ltd
At TWI, Chris is responsible for delivering composites joining, manufacture, processing and testing services to both members and through public funded projects. He has spent 10 years in Japan working in the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and rail transport industries. Before... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 12:50 - 13:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

13:00

Industry 4.0 Hub – Presentation and Machines demonstration
From March 3rd-5th you will find live demonstrations of the shown processes on the “Industry 4.0 Hub” every day. The demonstration will introduce e.g. the topics Tape Laying, RTM, SMC, Development & Consultancy, Open Innovation & Cost Sharing in R&D, Joint Business Development, Laser Material Processing, Recycling of Composites, Preforming, Filament Winding, Pultrusion and the two running machines for Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs and Fiber and Yarn Testing

Highlighted processes 
Tape Placement and Tape-winding, Tape Production, Adaptive RTM, Hybrid SMC, Backmolding of Blanks, Digitization of FRP Processes, Recycling of Composites, Thermoforming, Open reed weaving, Production of inorganic fibers, Production of tubular reinforcement structures, Laser-based Hybrid Joining of Plastics and Metals, Filament Winding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion, Testing and testing systems for fibers, yarns, rovings and fabrics.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 13:00 - 13:45
Industry 4.0 Hub (Hall 5 - L97)

13:05

Session by Dassault-Systèmes - Future Composites: Combining Accessible Design, Scalable Simulation & Reliable Manufacture
Register to Dassault-Systèmes Conference at: https://events.3ds.com/jec-world-2020/dassault-systemes-conference 

Composite design offers a large number of opportunities to enhance structures which combine the expectation of high stiffness and strength. To accurately benefit from the specific properties of composites, a complete virtualization dealing with design, simulation and manufacturing capabilities is expected. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has been developed for that purpose to offer a unique and unified way to virtualize things from real life.
Among the different challenges in composites, most challenging ones are the ability explore and compare the solutions using composites against homogeneous materials, the unified data model to limit data transfer between tools, the ability to model complex simulations along the manufacturing process, the ability to propose compliant new design and composites layups.
To demonstrate how the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and Dassault-Systèmes knowledge offers a new approach to composite design, we have invited some of our customers, partners and experts to share their approach on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
 
  • 13.05 – 13.10: Introduction
  • 13.10 – 13.30: Composite DS strategy - Unlocking and Transforming the Composites Development Process
 
John Klintworth & Pierre-Yves Mechin, members of the Dassault Systemes Composite team, will share their point of view on what must be developed in the next decade. Significant composites capabilities will make the difference, from multiscale to prediction of the effect of defects to manufacturing simulation and the exploration of design-space to optimize both shapes & materials at the same time.
 
Speakers:
John KLINTWORTH, Director of Strategy, CATIA Composites R&D, Dassault-Systèmes
Pierre-Yves MECHIN, CATIA Composites R&D, Dassault-Systèmes

  • 13.30 – 13.50: Composite Mod-Sim using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: Aircraft Structures Design - Bridging the gap between design and analysis
As head of the structural team, Arthur Dubois will share his experiences in using the integrated Mod-Sim approach on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in the design of a vertical take-off aircraft.
Speaker: Arthur DUBOIS, Head of Structural Integrity, Joby Aero
 
  • 13.50 – 14.10: Composite manufacturing using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform - Automated Fiber Placement with 3DExperience
Yvan Blanchard will show how the 3DEXPERIENCE Composites virtual model is used to deliver accurate manufacturing capabilities using a Coriolis robot.
Speaker: Yvan BLANCHARD, Software Business Developer, Coriolis Composites

  • 14.10 – 14.30: Composites material from molecular to structure - Developing high performance composites, leveraging multiscale modelling on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
Reza Sadeghi, as a BIOVIA expert, demonstrates a use-case of composite properties prediction from the molecular scale to the composite one. Resin behaviour is computed using a molecular modeler and manufacturing process to access the real arrangement of fibres. Based on the resin mechanical behaviour and multiscale modelling, the performance of the composite is predicted.
 Speaker: Reza SADEGHI, Chief Scientific Officer, BIOVIA, Dassault-Systèmes
 
  • 14.30: Conclusion

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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John KLINTWORTH

Director of Strategy, CATIA Composites R&D, Dassault-Systèmes
After graduating with a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Cambridge University, John Klintworth worked on composite structures for the energy, marine, automotive and aerospace industries. Following experience of a wide variety of composites production techniques, he developed modelling... Read More →
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Pierre-Yves MECHIN

CATIA Composites R&D, Dassault-Systèmes
Alongside graduation with a PhD in Material Sciences & Engineering Mechanics, Pierre-Yves Mechin worked for the Marine engineering of racing yachts (60 feet boats IMOCA, VOR 70 feet, Ultime boat, America’s Cup...) to contribute on structural design and material mechanical tests... Read More →
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Arthur DUBOIS

Head of Structural Integrity, Joby Aero
Arthur Dubois is the head of Structural Integrity at Joby Aviation, a mobility company focused on developing electric, vertical take off aircraft. At Joby, he in charge of stress analysis, internal loads and structural optimization. Arthur is passionate about structures design and... Read More →
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Yvan BLANCHARD

Software Business Developer, Coriolis Composites
Yvan Blanchard is software business developer at Coriolis Composites (France). He worked as product manager of CATFiber, which is a CAA-based software solution for fiber placement (AFP) process, integrated on top of the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience platform. He graduated in the... Read More →
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Reza SADEGHI

Chief Scientific Officer, BIOVIA, DS
Reza leads the portfolio strategy group for the BIOVIA brand at Dassault Systems. BIOVIA builds and delivers solutions to accelerate materials & formulation innovation for a number of industries including life sciences, pharma and aerospace and defense. Prior to joining DS as CTO... Read More →

Sponsors


Wednesday May 13, 2020 13:05 - 14:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

13:30

Intelligent Resin Infusion System (IRIS™) for airframe applications
Spirit AeroSystems combined its Intelligent Resin Infusion System (IRIS™) and self-heated tooling technology to support high rate production of the next generation aerostructures. The approach combines design, material, simulation, fabrication, automation, and tooling innovations to improve processing times, part cost and performance. These innovations combine for a wide array of energy savings both during manufacturing and over the life of the aircraft.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Geoff PINNER

Head of Wing Engineering & Aerospace Innovation Centre, Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Geoff joined Spirit AeroSystems in 2019 as the Head of Wing Engineering & Aerospace Innovation Centre in Prestwick, UK, after a highly distinguished career in Airbus that included overall leadership of the A350 Engineering worldwide, and Programme Management leadership of the A350... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 13:30 - 14:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

13:30

EuCIA: 2nd Gathering of the Global Associations
This year’s focus will be mainly on Sustainability and Circular Economy.


Wednesday May 13, 2020 13:30 - 15:30
VIP Event Room (VIP CLub)

14:00

Intelligent adaptive composite production technologies
  • 4.0 industry processes
  • latest innovations in composites
  • adaptive production

The presentation will include 4.0 industry processes and the latest innovations in composites, such as the developed production system for the manufacture of hybrid FRP components “iComposite 4.0”. Multi-material with long glass fibers and continuous carbon fibers are used for load specific designs with cost reduction. Moreover, the multi-stage process is used to establish an control-algorithm to compensate fluctuations of the mechanical properties of the final part during production. Core aspects are the integration of inline measurement technology, modelling and decision algorithms into the production system.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Philipp WIGGER

Research Assistant, AZL Aachen GmbH
Philipp Wigger works as a research assistant at the Aachen Centre for integrative Lightweight Production. In April 2018 he got his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the RWTH. He followed this up with a master's degree in plastics engineering, that he finished in July... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:00 - 14:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

14:00

9T Labs' Red Series - Making load carrying fiber composite structures as accessible for series production as metal parts
9T labs employs advanced software algorithms, 3D printing and post processing technology to provide a seamlessly integrated workflow to mass produce carbon fiber composite parts. During the session, the audience will learn what it actually takes to 3D print load carrying fiber composite structures beyond mere prototypes, how an integrated workflow can significantly drive down cost and lead times and how to become one of the exclusive first customers for the newly introduced 9T Labs Red Series technology.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Martin EICHENHOFER

CEO, 9T Labs
Martin Eichenhofer is CEO of 9T Labs. Based in Zurich, 9T Labs thrives to empower every engineer to use high performance materials by making carbon fiber composites as accessible for series production as ordinary metal materials. Martin holds a PhD in engineering and MBA.



Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:00 - 14:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:00

Opportunities for High Performance Carbon Fibre Sheet Molding Compound
High mechanical performance CSMC combines the lightweight properties of carbon composites with the well-known compression moulding process that allows for fast manufacturing and thus is suitable for high volume industrial applications. EP-CSMC is a carbon fibre reinforced compound based on a thermoset epoxy resin matrix with different additives to reach specific characteristics and improve its transformation. The key for offering a competitive solution to the market relies on the optimization of the production process. The development of a new cutting system also allows to process low cost carbon fibres giving the final product top mechanical performance.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Guillermo ASTORQUI

Business Development Manager, Astar



Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:00 - 14:30
Mobility Planet (Hall 6 - G93)

14:00

An overview of Composite Materials : introduction, applications and job opportunities
What is a composite material?

- Why using composite materials?
- How to produce composite material components?
- Some applications:
  •  in aeronautics
  •  in automotive
  • in wind energy
  • in marine
- Focus on a job opportunity : Non Destructive Testing inspector in aeronautics

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Jerome RAYNAL

Aeronautics & Composites Director, IS Group / Composite Integrity by IS Group
Jerome RAYNAL, Material Engineer specialist in composite processing mainly RTM, Infusion and thermoplastic composites welding.



Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

14:00

Automation Hub - Presentations and live demonstrations program
14:00 pm - Pushing automation for multi-material aerostructures – Mr Thorsten Groene and Mr Helmi Murnisya, CEVOTEC
14:30 pm - Additive Composite Manufacturing: The Story Continuous! - Mr Markus Consul and Mr Simon Bischoff, TUM, Fraunhofer IGCV
15:00 pm - Demonstration of Additive Manufacturing of Tailored Preforms & Blanks - Mr Ingo Karb, Compositence
15:30 pm - Presentation: Cost efficient performance battery enclosures for volume production – Mr Markus Freiberger and Mr Adam Halsband, Forward Engineering
16:00 pm - Experience with Fiber Placement at Fraunhofer IGCV – Mr Kevin Scheiterlein, Fraunhofer IGCV
16:30 pm - Composite Leaf Spring – Application in electric vehicles

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Klaus DRECHSLER

Director of the Institute for Carbon Composite, TUM - Institute for Carbon Composite
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler is the director of the Institute for Carbon Composite,Technical University of Munich and the co-Director, Fraunhofer Institute IGCV (Casting, Composites and Processing) Augsburg. He is the founding member of “Composite Clusters Singapur”, CCS, executive... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:00 - 17:00
Automation Hub (Hall 6 - D85)

14:25

The Implementation, Use and ROI of IIoT and AI Technologies in Composites Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 Technologies Overview
  • How to Calculate your Smart Factory ROI
  • Case Studies & Implementation Best Practices

Facing increasing market demands, advanced manufacturers must examine methods to support high-rate programs at lower costs. Industrial IoT and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies open a new horizon of possibilities for these advanced manufacturers. Real-time, context-aware recommendations and actionable insights driven by AI and real-data collection, allow factories to become smart and to optimize their operations, increase production, reduce costs and stay ahead of the competition, by digitizing and optimizing their complex production environments.
Learn through real-life challenges, implementation examples and best practices:
How AI-based technologies and methods create new opportunities for advanced manufacturers, fitting a range of business models, needs and constraints;
How automation and end-to-end digitization of advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, enable enhanced productivity and efficiency across industrial and business processes, creating a sustainable competitive advantage with a tangible, fast ROI.
In addition to aerospace, other industries are potential targets for the solution including automotive, motorsport, wind energy, mass transit, sporting goods and healthcare.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Avner BEN-BASSAT

President & CEO, Plataine
Avner Ben-Bassat is the President & CEO of Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization solutions for complex manufacturing environments.Avner leads Plataine’s product vision and global business strategy. Plataine’s solutions are used by leading manufacturers... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:25 - 14:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

14:30

Innovative materials for fire protection in Aircraft Cabin
After extensive research, VonRoll presents new materials for use in Interior composite structures. The talk will show how VonRoll has addressed the market needs for materials which can provide reduced part cost, weight and low environmental impact, by developing new generation of epoxy based prepregs and a one component anhydride-free core filler for sandwich panels. Also a view around an innovative use of Mica layers is presented showing its potential for improving fire safety of current and next generation airplanes.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Fiorenzo LENZI

Global Product Manager – Composites, VonRoll
Fiorenzo Lenzi joined VonRoll as Global Product Manager for Composites in May 2019. He has many years of technology experience in the advanced composites industry and holds a PhD in Materials and Chemical Engineering from University of Naples. He has been working for many years on... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:30 - 15:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

14:35

Keynote Session: Composite Hybrid Automotive Suspension System Innovative Structures (CHASSIS)
  • Lightweighting technology
  • Hybrid multi-material solutions
  • CO2 reduction

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Alan BANKS

Industrial Engagement Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
Alan Banks is the Lightweight Structures Supervisor within Innovation and Research at Ford MotorCompany. He started work at Ford in 1983 as an apprentice and worked in Chassis Engineeringresponsible for suspension systems on commercial vehicles until 2019 before his move to Innovation... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
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Dale BROSIUS

Chief Commercialization Office, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)


Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:35 - 14:55
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

14:50

AI driven quality assurance for composite parts using ultrasound
  • Business case behind AI
  • Deep Learning assisted defect detection
  • Wider applicability

Premium AEROTEC has developed a deep learning model for defect detection in composite aircraft components based on ultrasound scans. Non-destructive testing is indispensable for the production of CFRP parts in the aerospace industry. For large components, such as the A350XWB fuselage shells, ultrasonic testing is the standard method of detection. Acquisition of data for these parts is already highly automated. Data evaluation is nevertheless fully manual and may require more than one working day per part. Continuous tasks demanding human expertise, to be applied repeatedly across the complete scanned area of each part, requires AI assistance to increase output whilst maintaining quality check standards. The business case for reducing manual overheads, through the automation of data evaluation, mitigates fatigue and other phenomena that decrease quality.
Classical computer vision methods are insufficient to accomplish this goal. With the recent success of artificial intelligence in the field of image recognition, it is now possible to automate defect detection. A general approach to automation using Deep Learning will be presented. A wider applicability of the method to other signal types such as X-ray, CT and active thermography is possible.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Olaf BEESDO

Data Scientist, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
Olaf Beesdo has worked for many years within the aerospace industry with particular interest in industrializing the latest technological trends. Currently, he works at Premium AEROTEC GmbH as a Data Scientist. His remit is the analysis and optimization of manufacturing processes with... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:50 - 15:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

14:55

Industry Program: Automotive "Cost-efficient Lightweight Body Structures – Combining the Right Materials at the Right Place with the Right Process"
  • Cost efficient production of multi-material components
  • Combination of fibers, metals and thermoplastics in injection molding
  • Application of fiber reinforced plastics in body structures
  • Full body integration and validation of multi-material design

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Christoph KUHN

Sr. Project Manager, Volkswagen AG
Dr. Kuhn is working at the Volkswagen Group Innovation Center Europe in Wolfsburg, Germany as Sr. Project Manager. His work focuses on novel material solutions for automotive applications. He graduated with a Dr.-Ing. from FAU Erlangen, Germany, a M.Sc. from UW-Madison, USA and a... Read More →
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Dominik KLAIBER

Doctoral Candidate Body Advanced Engineering, PORSCHE
Study 2014 to 2017: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Management at Technische Universität München (Munich) 2011 to 2014: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart Career history Since 2017... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Dale BROSIUS

Dale BROSIUS

Chief Commercialization Office, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)


Wednesday May 13, 2020 14:55 - 15:15
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

15:00

Performance Materials for Aerospace Industry Applications
SWM International will overview a wide variety of performance materials needed in the aerospace industry essential for managing safety and risk, minimizing contamination, and increasing passenger comfort. Materials range from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films to specialty interlayer films to resin-based nettings and exotic resin-based tubing. A case study will be reviewed by an SWM customer on the use of TPU film in a proprietary honeycomb structure for passenger seating in commercial aircraft and fighter jets.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Nozi HAMIDI

Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, SWM International
Nozi Hamidi leads the Marketing & Business Development team of SWM International's Advanced Materials & Structures (AMS) business unit. The AMS business produces highly engineered resin-based products such as extruded & oriented nettings, nonwovens, and thermoplastic polyurethane... Read More →
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Jeffrey KIRK

Product Development Manager, SWM International
Jeffrey is a Product Development Manager in the Advanced Materials and Structures group at SWM International. In his four years there he has been focused on technical material development and innovation programs spanning the netting, nonwoven and film product lines.



Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:00 - 15:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

15:00

Composites Challenge: Technical Poster Session
Posters explaining the research of the 10 finalists of the Composites Challenge will be installed on the Education Hub and 3 posters’ sessions will be organised on 3-4-5 March to allow more discussions between industrials and PhDs finalists.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Amirmohammad RAHIMIZADEH

PhD Student, McGill University
Amirmohammad Rahimizadeh is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University... Read More →
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Simone BANCORA

PhD Student, Ecole Centrale Nantes
After completing the first part of his education in Italy, in 2016 Simone Bancora took up the opportunity of an international Double Degree program between his home university Politecnico of Milan and Ecole Centrale Nantes in France. During these years he became invested in the study... Read More →
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Karl BOUTON

PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Born in France, Karl has always developed a strong interest in Science and Technology. Logically, he pursued engineering studies and graduated with an Engineer’s Diploma in Materials Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Mechanics. In 2017, Karl got enrolled as a PhD... Read More →
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Callum BRANFOOT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Callum was born in Lymington, Hampshire but spent most of his youth amongst the rolling hills of Wiltshire, where at school he discovered a passion for science and a particular penchant for the colours of chemistry.In 2012, he started an integrated Master's degree in Chemistry at... Read More →
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Kelly CHANG

PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kelly Chang is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Chang earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Business from the University of Rochester in 2017... Read More →
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Gearóid CLANCY

PhD Student, University of Limerick
I am proud to say that I am from Limerick, a city in the west of Ireland. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick in 2013.My first job after university was a research assistant at the Irish Composites Centre, where I gained a... Read More →
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Christopher HUNT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Chris was awarded his MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2015. During the final year of his Masters, he published work investigating the effects of varying cure cycles on pre-impregnated composite materials. Following the master program, in 2016 he started... Read More →
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Andreas KLINGLER

PhD Student, University of Kaiserslautern (Institute for Composite Materials)
Andreas is from the Rhine-Main area in Germany and started his studies about mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2007. He finished his degree in 2014 with his diploma thesis about the synthesis and characterization of Nickle-PTFE composites at the University... Read More →
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Nicolas LAVALETTE

PhD Student, TU Delft
Graduated with an Engineering Diploma from ENSEM (France) and a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech (USA). After having worked in Paris in the car equipment industry for one year, I am now in the final year of my PhD at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft... Read More →
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Maria Morissa LU

PhD Student, KU Leuven
Maria Morissa Lu is a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research topic is on Improving the water durability of flax fibre composites by using non-dry fibre which is funded by the EU-H2020 BBI project “SSUCHY” and the University... Read More →
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Mario RUEDA-RUIZ

PhD Student, IMDEA
I was born and raised in Malaga, a city in the south of Spain. As a child, I always liked building things. I used to build many Lego models. I liked model trains and I was also a fan of airplane models.During the last years of High School, I decided to study Aerospace Engineering... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:00 - 16:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

15:00

3D Printing Hub In action - Presentations and live demonstrations
Come and see our live 3D demonstrations. You'll see various additive-manufacturing approaches to tackle the main challenges regarding durability and functionality based on material and process optimization.

Highlighted processes : LASCALA Plateforme (LArge SCAle plAstics and composites 3D printing), thermoplastic additive manufacturing process, cold spray, FFF / FFD and SLS processes, continuous fiber 3D printing process, fiber recycling process

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jérémie SOULESTIN

Jérémie SOULESTIN

Professor, IMT Lille Douai
Jérémie Soulestin is currently Professor at IMT Lille Douai (Top-level engineering college, France). His current research topics focus on polymer processing, polymer composites & composites, polymer blends and additive manufacturing of polymers. He supervised a number of PhD students... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:00 - 16:00
3D Printing Hub (Hall 5 - R92)

15:10

Presentation of Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC - EPFL)
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Véronique MICHAUD

Véronique MICHAUD

Head of Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, EPFL
Véronique Michaud is currently Associate Professor and head of the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites, and Associate Dean of Engineering for Education, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She graduated in 1987 from Ecole des Mines in Paris... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:10 - 15:40
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

15:15

Industry Program: Automotive "Are Composite Materials the Right Materials for Automotive Applications? The GROUP RENAULT Point of View"
  •  Overview of existing solutions and explanations
  •  How composites can expand their use through new solutions



Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Gerard LIRAUT

Gerard LIRAUT

Expert Leader on Polymers, Renault Group
Gerard Liraut is "Expert Leader on Polymers” for the Renault Group.He graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, specialty materials science. This training was supplemented by a PhD always at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon with Michelin on "Fretting Wear of tire carcasses."Gerard then... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Dale BROSIUS

Dale BROSIUS

Chief Commercialization Office, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)


Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:15 - 15:35
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

15:15

15:30

Quality and economic molding of Composite structures by Thermoforming with hydraulic Press systems
Quality and economic aspects while molding thermoplastic composites as PEEK or PEI with a thermoforming process. Technical and control characteristic of a molding cell incl. press system and infrared heaters to achieve highest quality and highest economical benefits.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Thomas KLIMPL

Thomas KLIMPL

Marketing Manager, Wickert Hydraulic Press Systems
Working at Wickert since 2004 in various positions. Sales and Marketing Manager since 2012.



Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:30 - 16:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

15:35

Composites and their forming processes in the era of Data and Artificial Intelligence: Composite Twins
  • Hybrid-Twins
  • Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD)
  • Big data

Model order reduction -MOR- allows speeding-up complex calculations, by using reduced bases extracted in the “offline learning stage”, or constructed on-the-fly during the problem solution. The former procedure is at the origin of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) and Reduced Basis (RB) MOR methodologies. The latter, at the origin of the so-called Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) could seem, at first view, unattractive because of the fact that the reduced model is computed during the solution procedure itself. In fact, the PGD efficiency comes from the fact of solving the model by considering the model parameters as problem extra-coordinates, leading to a parametric solution. That solution, in order to circumvent the so-called curse of dimensionality, is expressed in a separated form.
Our recent researches leaded to a non-intrusive solver of parameterized partial differential equations that was successfully employed in a diversity of engineering problems of industrial relevance. Today the so-called sparse variant of the PGD solver allows the efficient computation of such non-intrusive parametric solutions at the very low-data limit. Problems involving moving fronts, localization or geometrical and topological parameters, usually encountered in RTM and SMC composite forming processes, require advanced interpolation schemes.
With such a robust parametric solution available, control, inverse identification, optimization and uncertainty quantification and propagation, all them operating under the stringent real-time conditions are attainable and were properly coupled with data-assimilation to produce efficient DDDAS (dynamic data-driven applications systems), that is, the so-called material and process digital and hybrid-twins.
Within the context of composites modeling, their associated forming processes and their in-service performances, we will prove that hybrid twins allow (i) a natural alliance between physics and data, mathematics and artificial intelligence, (ii) proceeding efficiently at the scarce-data limit and (iii) certifying designs.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Francisco CHINESTA

Francisco CHINESTA

President of the Scientific Committee and Director of the Scientific Department, ESI Group
Francisco Chinesta is currently full Professor of computational physics at ENSAM Institute of Technology (Paris, France). He was (2008-2012) AIRBUS Group chair professor and since 2013 he is ESI Group chair professor on advanced modeling and simulation of materials, structures, processes... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:35 - 16:00
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

15:45

Innovation, Research and Technological Transfer at the Politecnico di Milano
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
RF

Roberto FRASSINE

Politecnico di Milano



Wednesday May 13, 2020 15:45 - 16:15
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

16:00

Future additive and composite manufacturing by using industrial IoT and AI-based optimization solutions
  • digitization
  • data analytics
  • material & asset tracking

Digitization and industrial IoT becoming more and more relevant for the future production of lightweight components in aviation industry. Hence, the Composite Technology Center (CTC) of AIRBUS in Stade, Germany, and Plataine from Tel-Aviv, Israel, are demonstrating advanced IoT solutions for industrial 3D printing in CTC’s “3D Hub”. Operating industrial 3D printer, bringing enhanced digitization, real-time alerts and recommendations to the production process.
Additive Manufacturing offers shorter time to market, greater production flexibility, increased quality and cost reduction for certain low-mid volume production series. In order to deliver parts on time at the highest quality, the CTC deployed Plataine’s software to digitize, automate and optimize the manufacturing process while collecting sensor and machine data for analytics and smart predictions. The solution optimizes spool management & consumption, enhances part traceability, and offers complete visibility and process control. IIoT and digital assistants offer predictive alerts, actionable insights and real-time recommendations to staff, allowing them to further optimize their operations and proactively deal with production challenges.
In general, that brings an automated, intelligent, end-to-end solution for additive manufacturing operations using applications such as tool tracking, material management and shelf-life management. Meanwhile, all production data is stored forming digital threads, recording of the entire production process, from raw material to end-product, creating the basis for the subsequent project phase of applying IoT-based capabilities to further improve the process and to additionally transfer the knowledge to future composite production.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Walter Ofer ABRAMSOHN

Walter Ofer ABRAMSOHN

Head of Product Development and Product Marketing, Plataine
Walter Abramsohn is the head of Product Development and Product Marketing at Plataine. Mr. Abramsohn has a vast background in technology encompassing both software and hardware solutions. He has held diverse leadership roles spanning from R&D to Product Management and Product Marketing... Read More →
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Jan-Patrick KALCKHOFF

R&D Project Manager, Composite Technology Center (An AIRBUS Company)
Jan-Patrick Kalckhoff is working as a R&D project manager in the field of IoT and digitization at the Composite Technology Center of AIRBUS in Stade, Germany.


Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:00 - 16:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

16:00

UP IN THE SKY AND BEYOND RISING AEROSPACE POTENTIAL IN SLOVAKIA
In the last decade Slovakia has acquired a branding of the automotive stronghold - producing the most cars per capita in the World. However, with the ever-changing trends of new technological advancements, inventions and innovations Slovakia cannot solely rely on this sector. Being well-aware of these trends and having a dense automotive supplier network, Slovakia represents a great potential for industries of the Future. Turning our eyes from the ground towards the sky, the Slovak industrial future lies also within the aerospace sector. Through this session let us venture together with SARIO and R&D Composite towards the Sky and the Future.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Miroslav BESEDA

Miroslav BESEDA

Senior Consultant, Investment Projects Department, The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO)
During his career at SARIO Miroslav has supported dozens of companies interested in setting up or expanding a facility in Slovakia. He specializes on various kinds of projects, from the manufacturing facilities to the shared services, IT and R&D centres. The main focus is set on attracting... Read More →
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Denis VANKÓ

Head of Sales & Project management, R&D Composite
We are a young Slovak company based in Povazska Bystrica dedicated to the production of composite and plastic parts. By using the most suitable technologies and materials available on the market, we are able to create ideal solutions for customers’ needs ensuring high quality for... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:00 - 16:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

16:00

Industry 4.0 Hub – Presentation and Machines demonstration
From March 3rd-5th you will find live demonstrations of the shown processes on the “Industry 4.0 Hub” every day. The demonstration will introduce e.g. the topics Tape Laying, RTM, SMC, Development & Consultancy, Open Innovation & Cost Sharing in R&D, Joint Business Development, Laser Material Processing, Recycling of Composites, Preforming, Filament Winding, Pultrusion and the two running machines for Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs and Fiber and Yarn Testing

Highlighted processes 
Tape Placement and Tape-winding, Tape Production, Adaptive RTM, Hybrid SMC, Backmolding of Blanks, Digitization of FRP Processes, Recycling of Composites, Thermoforming, Open reed weaving, Production of inorganic fibers, Production of tubular reinforcement structures, Laser-based Hybrid Joining of Plastics and Metals, Filament Winding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion, Testing and testing systems for fibers, yarns, rovings and fabrics.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Michael EMONTS

Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:00 - 16:45
Industry 4.0 Hub (Hall 5 - L97)

16:05

Keynote Session: Back to the Future: Flying Man Becoming Real – How I built the Flyboard
Franky “Flying Man” Zapata is CEO of Zapata Company, and the inventor of the Flyboard, a kind of jetpack/hoverboard powered by turbo jets. Zapata recently participated in the 2019 Bastille Day military parade riding his invention and successfully crossed the English Channel from France to England few weeks later. Franky is now working on building a flying car, that he hopes to introduce very soon. Discover the journey of Franky Zapata and how his company brings innovative engineering concepts, especially in the field of materials, with the aim of democratizing personal air mobility.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Franky ZAPATA

CEO & Founder, Zapata Company
He is undeniably an inventor.Ever since he was a small boy, Franky Zapata has dreamt of being able to fly. As his other consuming passion has always been speed, he chose to start his career in the jetski world where he worked relentlessly to become the best in his field. In his first... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:05 - 16:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

16:25

Identifying Costly Design Features and Manufacturability Issues Early in the A&D Development Process
  • Simulation of aerospace manufacturing processes during design to identify expensive features and manufacturability issues directly from 3D CAD model
  • Reduction of late stage design churn and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) by getting it right the first time.
  • Improvement of your negotiating position with suppliers through increased visibility to costs.

With arguably some of the world’s most complex product development programs, aerospace and defense manufacturers are experiencing considerable pressure to contain escalating product costs as they innovate using the latest materials and manufacturing processes. However, aggressive program schedules and an emphasis on optimizing designs for performance, weight, and safety leaves little time to focus on cost. As a result, extensive cost down initiatives and value engineering activities often commence after initial product release.
The most progressive manufacturers are transforming their processes by leveraging advanced software technology to Design for Manufacturability and Cost (DFMC) early in the design phase.
In this presentation, Steven Peck, a product development technology executive with 20+ years of experience, will describe how industry giants such as Honeywell Aerospace, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems and others are responding to these market pressures.
He will discuss the application of a solution that enables:
  • Simulation of aerospace manufacturing processes during design to identify expensive features and manufacturability issues directly from 3D CAD models.
  • Evaluation of design trade-off decisions to reduce cost in real time.
  • Reduction of late stage design churn and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) by getting it right the first time.
  • Improvement of your negotiating position with suppliers through increased visibility to costs.
Following the session, the presenter will be available to provide one-on-one sessions for analysis of your own designs that you can uploaded to a secure portal.



Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Steven PECK

Steven PECK

VP, Applications Engineering & Solutions, aPriori
Steven PeckDesign and Manufacturing Technology ExecutiveSteve has extensive experience working within the aerospace & defense industries, consulting with Global Fortune 100 A&D manufacturers on Business & Technology Solutions that improve innovation, product profitability and quality... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:25 - 16:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

16:30

Composites Challenge Awards Ceremony
Discover the 2 winners of JEC World Composites Challenge 2020, a competition of PhDs sourced and selected for the quality of their research work in the field of composites.  The first winner is selected by the jury and the second winner is selected by the audience through an online voting system.

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:30 - 16:45
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

16:30

Cure and Flow Front Monitoring Sensors for Advanced Composite Manufacturing
TESTIA, an Airbus Company and its subsdiary InFactory Solutions GmbH will present its Cure and Flow Front (CFF) monitoring system. The technology uses miniature line sensors to provide dense coverage in monitoring the infusion and cure of composite parts while reducing the impact on the process to a minimum. This allows the sensors to be implemented in both RTM and vacuum infusion processes.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for David ROTTEMBOURG

David ROTTEMBOURG

CEO, TESTIA
David ROTTEMBOURG is the Chief Executive Officer for TESTIA Group. He has been working for Airbus for 20 years, in three different countries. After his Engineering studies, his career took him to various departments such as Manufacturing, Quality, Customer Services, Commercial Affairs... Read More →
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Christopher BUCHMANN

Head of Material & Process Engineering, InFactory Solutions, TESTIA
Until 2011: Technical University MunichStudies of aerospace engineering2012-2015: Airbus CRT MunichPhD thesis on optimization strategies for liquid composite molding processesSince 2016: InFactory Solutions GmbHCoordination of various composite engineering projectsTechnology leader... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:30 - 17:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

16:45

Startup Booster Awards Ceremony
Discover the winners of JEC Startup Booster, the leading startup competition in the world of composites. Three winners are selected by the jury out of the 20 finalists and a winner is also selected by the audience through an online voting system.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jelle BLOEMHOF

Jelle BLOEMHOF

Head of Manufacturing Technologies of Composite, Airbus
Our mission is to continuously improve the efficiency of today’s composite industrial processes and perform research and technology projects in order to develop future products and processes.Born on 19th of October 1962 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, I grew up in Germany where... Read More →
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Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
Dr. Füller studied mechanical engineering at the University Stuttgart (Germany, 1988-1994) and at the George-Washington University (USA, 1991-1992). After his industrial PHD program on ceramic braking systems he joined the Daimler AG as a project manager for manufacturing engineering... Read More →
avatar for Brian KRULL

Brian KRULL

Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
As global director of innovation for Magna Exteriors, Brian Krull leads the development and implementation of strategies to inspire and significantly strengthen a culture of collaboration and innovation across the organization. Krull joined Magna in 2009 as a senior product engineer... Read More →
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Alex OUIMET-STORRS

Managing Director - EMEA, Solvay Ventures
Alex Ouimet-Storrs is the Managing Director for Europe at Solvay Ventures.He began his career at Air Liquide in Paris where he spent 5 years working notably as an Industrial Risk Specialist and Energy Manager for Europe, where he was responsible for optimizing over 800 MW of cogeneration... Read More →
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Markus SOLIBIEDA

Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital
Markus Solibieda is leading the Global Corporate Venture Capital activities at BASF. After studies in Germany, France and the US, Markus started his career in Venture Capital and subsequently invested in Private Equity- and Growth Capital-transactions in Germany, Europe and China... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →

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Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:45 - 17:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

16:50

Applying machine learning to process and characterisation data of nanoenhanced composites: a means for prediction
  • Machine Learning
  • Characterisation
  • Nanoindentation

This work describes a novel methodology of data documentation in materials characterisation, which has as starting point the creation and usage of any Data Management Plan (DMP) for scientific data in the field of materials science and engineering, followed by the development and exploitation of ontologies for the harnessing of data created through experimental techniques. The case study that is discussed here is nanoindentation, a widely used method for the experimental assessment of mechanical properties on a small scale. Except for technology development and synthesis of new materials and hybrid composite structures, the need of developing new evaluation methodologies is highlighted to assist and accelerate developments. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a promising candidate to bridge the gap between Research and Development (R&D) and industry by establishing unbiased relations between microstructure and properties. This is majorly appreciated in case of Safe-by-Design requirements regarding mechanical performance, and real-time characterisation. Being representative, k-means, Random Forrest (RF), Support Vector Machines (SVM), k-Nearest Neighbors (KNN) are common Machine Learning (ML) algorithms used in multiclass classification problems for automated classification of microstructures.
This work contributes to nanocomposites design and quality control associated with identifying the optimum inclusion in nanomaterials reinforcement by microstructure assessment. In this direction, Artificial Intelligence can provide a module for enabling fast, in-line, and real-time metrological characterisation of nanoindentation data.
This work has been partially supported by the EU Horizon 2020 Programmes: MODCOMP (GA No 685844), SMARTFAN (GA No 760779), OYSTER (GA No 760827) and REPAIR3D (GA No 814588).

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Elias KOUMOULOS

CEO, IRES
Dr. Elias P. Koumoulos holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering, followed by MSc in Materials Science and Technology and PhD in nanomechanics. To date, he has the authorship of over 70 published papers in ISI journals, 6 book chapters, 90 participations in national/international conferences... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 16:50 - 17:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

17:00

17:00

JEC Innovation Awards Ceremony
A celebration of the most successful and innovative projects in the Composite industry
The JEC Innovation Awards identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite projects worldwide. They celebrate the fruitful cooperations between the different segments of the Composite Supply Chain. After a recruitment phase via online submission forms, JEC selects 30 finalists, for their exceptional impact and performance. The 30 finalists are showcased at JEC World via Technical Posters in the Innovation Awards «Hall of Fame» area.
Out of these 30 finalists, discover the 10 finalists short-listed by a jury of experts and decision makers of the Composites Industry.
 

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Chantal FUALDES

Chantal FUALDES

Expert Composite Airframe- Head of Airframe Certification, AIRBUS
avatar for Anurag BANSAL

Anurag BANSAL

Global Business Development Manager, ACCIONA CONSTRUCTION S.A
With MBA in Operations and Bachelor's in Production Engineering, Anurag Bansal has more than 20 years of experience in various domains of Composite Industry (for instance-manufacturing, product and process development, customer co-ordination, material sourcing, product outsourcing... Read More →
avatar for Christophe BINETRUY

Christophe BINETRUY

ECCM19 General Chair & Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Christophe Binetruy is faculty member at Centrale Nantes (France) where he is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Mechanics (GeM). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lille (France) in 1996 and his Habilitation... Read More →
avatar for Robert BUCHINGER

Robert BUCHINGER

Business Development Advanced Industry Systems, M. Swarovski GmbH
Robert Buchinger is responsible for Business Development at SWARCO Advanced Industry Systems since May 2019. His professional career includes research in the renewable energy field as well as consulting, international cooperation and project management in innovation, research and... Read More →
avatar for Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Karl-Heinz FÜLLER

Manager Future Outside & Materials, Daimler
Dr. Füller studied mechanical engineering at the University Stuttgart (Germany, 1988-1994) and at the George-Washington University (USA, 1991-1992). After his industrial PHD program on ceramic braking systems he joined the Daimler AG as a project manager for manufacturing engineering... Read More →
avatar for Sung Kyu HA

Sung Kyu HA

Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept.,, Hanyang University
Dr.Sung Kyu Ha is a professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Hanyang University. He received a B.Eng. (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University, and M.S (1985) and a Ph.D. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Standford University. Ever since 1991, Dr. Ha... Read More →
avatar for Brian KRULL

Brian KRULL

Global Director of Innovation, Magna Exteriors
As global director of innovation for Magna Exteriors, Brian Krull leads the development and implementation of strategies to inspire and significantly strengthen a culture of collaboration and innovation across the organization. Krull joined Magna in 2009 as a senior product engineer... Read More →
avatar for Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH
Expert in commercilization of Advanced materials and composites Technology. High performance in Composites projects management.Finalcial Director of Korea SAMPE. Director of KSCM (Korea Society of Composites Materials). Director of Korea Carbon Valley.
avatar for Kiyoshi UZAWA

Kiyoshi UZAWA

Professor/Director, Innovative Composite Center of Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Kiyoshi Uzawa is a Professor/Director of the Innovative Composite Materials Research and Development Center (ICC) at Kanazawa Institute of Technology Japan, where he has been since 2013. After having experienced years of product development in private companies, he began his academic... Read More →
avatar for Deniz KORKMAZ

Deniz KORKMAZ

Composite Technologies Director, EMEA, Kordsa
Deniz Korkmaz, is a true believer in innovation. After working in academia in Turkey and US for 14 years, she joined Kordsa R&D in 2008. Currently, she is serving as Composites Technologies Director, EMEA of Kordsa, willing to push the limits in composites further than most have ever... Read More →
avatar for Yann PENFORNIS

Yann PENFORNIS

Managing Director, Multiplast Group Carboman
CEO, MultiplastYann PenfornisCarboman CEO Yann Penfornis is one of the world’s leading high end sailing boats builder. Born on September 1966, he has built innumerable record-breaking yachts, including the trimarans Sodebo, Gitana 17 and Idec, who recently brought Multiplast a 6th... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →

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Wednesday May 13, 2020 17:00 - 18:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

17:20

From flax fiber’s structure to pull-winding bio-composites; how we mimic natural fiber strength to produce thin-walled, high strength composites.
• The natural flax fiber structure
• Mimicking flax fiber structure with pull-winding
• What this means for composites



The flax plant has been used for clothing for ages. Recently flax has increased use in bio-composites both for its strength and to encourage more sustainable composite production. However looking closely at the composition of the flax fiber, the arrangement of the cellulose fibrils (micro-fibrilliar angles) demonstrates the advantages of both crosswise and longitudinal fiber alignments to help strengthen the fiber. This structure is mimicked in the pull-winding process, where fibers can be both aligned in the longitudinal and crosswise directions. This alignment possibility allows for profiles to be designed with even less materials and with thinner walls. This enables both a savings in materials and a savings in weight overall. Pull-winding can be used to produce bio-composites as well, using for example flax fibers which completes the full circle of mimicking nature.




Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Kim SJÖDAHL

Kim SJÖDAHL

Senior Vice President, R&D and Technology, Exel Composites
Mr. Sjödahl has worked for over 20 years in the composites industry and is currently a Senior Vice President and Head of Research & Development and Technology at Exel Composites, the world’s largest manufacturer of pultruded and pull-wound composite solutions. 


Wednesday May 13, 2020 17:20 - 17:40
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme biomimicry

17:40

Biomimicry - context and opportunities for materials and composites
• Biomimicry (bio = life, mimesis = imitate) is an innovation strategy which consists in being inspired by living organisms to develop technologies and services towards more sobriety, efficiency and sustainability
• Biological composites (like wood, bone and abalone shell) present a variety of properties (strength, lightness, colour, stimuli-responsive …) despite their simple composition. Using only few chemical elements results in complete recyclable and biodegradable materials.
• Source of inspiration for eco-materials and composites for a variety of applications (transports, sports, equipment, building …)



The challenges of the deployment of biomimicry today lie in overcoming specific cases, the construction of generic methodologies, the wider appropriation of this approach by entrepreneurs, industrialists, public authorities, but also by civil society stakeholders. (citizens, consumers, etc.).
The CEEBIOS is positioned as a catalyst for the wealth of national skills in the academic world, education and industrial R&D around biomimicry. Two main working groups dedicated to construction and materials support the emergence of innovative and collaborative industrial projects.




Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Luce-Marie PETIT

Luce-Marie PETIT

Project Manager Bioinspired Materials, Ceebios
Engineer in Life Sciences and Biomechanics, Luce-Marie has spent one year in the German Biomimetics Research Network BioKon (fundamental and applied research on bioinspired materials).Wishing to contribute to the development of biomimicry in France and to benefit from French projects... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2020 17:40 - 18:00
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme biomimicry
 
Thursday, May 14
 

09:00

Education Hub Gathering
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Adeline LARROQUE

Adeline LARROQUE

Show Director JEC World and EMEA, JEC Group


Thursday May 14, 2020 09:00 - 10:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

09:30

Keynote Session: The Industrialization Era
The composites industry is at a cornerstone of its evolution: cost-efficient technologies and product forms that enable reduced cycle times, a higher degree of structural integration and the utilization of automated fabrication processes are all critical to achieving the industrialization needed for widespread growth of composites and delivering the full potential the technology offers.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Carmelo LO FARO

Carmelo LO FARO

President, Solvay Composites Materials
Dr. Carmelo Lo Faro has been with the company for 20 years covering roles of incresing responsability including Chief Technology Officer for Cytec Industries and Executive Vicepresident Indultrial Business Line and Business development for Solvey Composites Materials.In April 2017... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Noël MAHIEU

Jean-Noël MAHIEU

General Manager, Safran Aircraft Engines
Jean-Noël Mahieu started his career at Safran in 2003 on the early phases of the design of the 3D-wovencomposite fan blades, within the Fans and Compressors design office. In 2008/2009, he is sent over toAlbany Engineered Composites in Rochester, NH to work on the preform definition... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 09:30 - 10:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

09:30

Automation Hub - Presentations and live demonstrations program
09:30 am - Simplify Composites: Automation and sustainable product development – Mr Drechsler and Mrs Leonie Van Der Meulen, TUM
10:00 am - Additive Composite Manufacturing: The Story Continuous ! - Mr Markus Consul and Mr Simon Bischoff, TUM, Fraunhofer IGCV
10:30 am - Presentation: Cost efficient performance battery enclosures for volume production – Mr Markus Freiberger and Mr Adam Halsband, Forward Engineering
11:00 am - Presentation of the Compositence Product Portfolio - Mr Ingo Karb, Compositence
11:30 am - Demonstration of Simulation for e_cient process development – Mr David Colin, TUM
12:00 pm - Live Demonstration of robot-based 3D printer with co-extrusion – Mr Patrick Consul, TUM

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Klaus DRECHSLER

Klaus DRECHSLER

Director of the Institute for Carbon Composite, TUM - Institute for Carbon Composite
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler is the director of the Institute for Carbon Composite,Technical University of Munich and the co-Director, Fraunhofer Institute IGCV (Casting, Composites and Processing) Augsburg. He is the founding member of “Composite Clusters Singapur”, CCS, executive... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 09:30 - 12:30
Automation Hub (Hall 6 - D85)

10:00

Cellulose Nano-Fiber composite - Unveil the wonderful potential as promising material and Visualize in 3D
  • We have acquired nano structure of CNF in composite by stained TEM.
  • Chemical modification is important for affinity control of CNF for composite.
  • Visualizing is effective for comprehensive modeling by 3D printing

Toray Research Center, Inc. (TRC) is a subsidiary company of Toray Industories, Inc. that is a leading company of carbon fiber and advanced composite material and TRC has been independently promoting supporting business with our advanced analytical technology.  TRC has been improving its own analytical technology for advanced materials and parts for over 40 years with having much collaboration with companies, universities and institutes.  Additionally TRC also has been proposing solution to promote and accelerate customers' R&D activity.  At this time TRC would like to introduce sophisticated analyses for advanced composite materials as reference to R&D activity and manufacturing.
Composite materials is usually utilized with reinforcing to improve physical property by adding fiber filler. Recently Cellulose Nano-Fiber (CNF) has been gathering much attention as promising filler derived from biomass. We unveiled nano structure of CNF composite as CNF is dispersed with several 10 nm-size bundled structure by electron microscopic observation of CNF dispersion state and evaluation of physical properties as well as chemical state of CNF itself. Additionally we also applied these analytic methods to the foamed CNF nanocomposite and found chemically modified CNF can support to achieve high ratio of foaming. We will also introduce the result of reconstruction modelling by 3D TEM and visualization of CNF composite by 3D printing.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Koki MIYAZONO

Koki MIYAZONO

General Manager, Toray Research Center, Inc.
Koki Miyazono was graduated from Kyoto University (M. Sc.) and entered Toray Industries, Inc. in 1998. As researcher in Toray from 1998 to 2018, Miyazono has engaged in research and development of Polymer synthesis, synthetic fiber, polymer processing, carbon material composite advanced... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 10:00 - 10:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

10:00

“Spearheading Composites as Sustainable Materials” EuCIA actions for Life Cycle Assessments and Recycling
Representing a large part of the European Composites industry, EuCIA has been actively involved in two major areas.
In order to allow composite component manufacturers and key stakeholders to create a cradle-to-gate Eco Footprint, the Eco Calculator tool has been developed. The tool provides a reliable and credible calculation of the ecological impact of composites parts. Both the underlying data and method for data processing are consistent and transparent, complying with international standards and guidelines.
In addition, EuCIA has taken the lead to define the size of composite end-of-life waste streams per market segment and to make an inventory of applicable legislation around Europe. Establishing a collaboration with key industry associations (including WindEurope), EuCIA is actively contributing to the development and proliferation of composite waste recycling technologies, and the creation of associated communication tools.
During the presentation the latest updates in these fields and the outlook for the coming years will be shared.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Thomas WEGMAN

Marketing Manager, EuCIA Board Member, AOC Aliancys and EuCIA
Thomas Wegman has close to 30 years of international experience in Marketing and Business Management in Composites and Engineering Plastics. In his current position as Marketing Manager at AOC Aliancys (now working from Zwolle, Netherlands), Thomas is responsible for Marketing, Product... Read More →
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Jaap VAN DER WOUDE

Chairman Sustainability Committee, EuCIA
Education: PhD, Physical & Colloid Science, Rijksuniversiteit UtrechtMaster, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamFields of Experience: Several managerial and technical functions in Science and Technology as well as Manufacturing at PPG in Europe and US... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 10:00 - 10:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

10:00

Biobased Hub Visit tour
Meet the key players on the BIOBASED HUB area and discover flax and hemp reinforcement solutions as advanced natural materials for the composite industry:
dry or pre-impregnated, from short fibres to flax fibre weaves (UD, 2D), roving, hybrid architectures and special grid structures, ready to use panels, and composite processing.
CELC, as the federating European plateform brings support for your project : Certification of European origin, technical advises and scientific tools and services.
#wearelinen @wearelinen

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Gilles KOOLEN

Gilles KOOLEN

Committee member, CELC
Ing. Gilles KOOLEN obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering Technology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017. He was awarded funding by the H2020 Ssuchy project and is currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering. His research mainly focuses... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 10:00 - 10:30
Bio Based Hub (Hall 5 - C43)

10:00

Overview Of The Field Of Composites
  • Use of composites in the industry
  • Advantages and disadvantages of FRP (including glass)
  • Specific features of anisotropic materials, with a focus on fiber-reinforced materials
  • Overview of carbon-fiber production
  • Overview of production processes for CFRP parts
  • Overview of recycling methods
  • Evolution of production prices over recent years

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Sven BLANCK

Sven BLANCK

Head of International Affairs, Controlling & Development, MAI Carbon
avatar for Tjark VON REDEN

Tjark VON REDEN

Deputy Managing Director, Carbon Composites e.V, MAI Carbon



Thursday May 14, 2020 10:00 - 11:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

10:05

Country on Stage Russia: Russian Composites Market - Effective Investments in the Present and Future
The Russian composites industry has been going through major changes in the past years. The government has been undertaking measures aimed at introducing composite materials and products, and generate demand for them. As a result, their production has demonstrated a manifold growth. In the years 2013-2018, the production tripled, which is well above the global growth rates of 4 to 7%, depending on the country. During the same period, the Russian composites market was growing from 20% to 30% annually. Russia has created and operates a powerful infrastructure and a small and medium innovative business support system, which makes a significant contribution to the development of the composites sector. This support is provided to both Russian companies and foreign companies that localize their production in Russia. Entering the fast-growing Russian composites market means effective investments in the present and in the future.

  • 10.05 – 10.10: Introduction
Peter HOPWOOD, Founder, Hopwood Communications
  • 10.10 – 10.20: The Russian Federation's State Policy in the Area of the Composite Industry Development
Viktor EVTUKHOV, State Secretary – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia
  • 10.20 – 10.30: Implementation of Large Localization Project Accompanied by Systematic Support from the Government in order to Establish the Manufacturing of Blades Wind Turbines
Kimal YUSUPOV, General Manager, Vestas Rus/Vestas Manufacturing Rus
  • 10.30 – 10.40: Local Presence and Investment Drives Growth in the Region
Dmitry SAKELARIDI, General Manager, OC Steklovolokno – Composites, Russia and CIS, Owens Corning
  • 10.40 – 10.50: Experience of Creating and Operating a Joint Venture in Composite Industry in the Russian Federation: SuccessAchievements and Focus on International Markets
Evgeniy RAFAILOV, Head of Sales Department, Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC)
  • 10.50 – 11.00: Export-Oriented Medium-Sized Composite Business: Growing from a Local Producer to International Company
Ruslan VOLKOV, Executive Director, ZST Fiberglass Pipes Plant
  • 11.00 – 11.10: Innovations in Small Engineering Business: Unique Developments and Story of Success.
Kirill BELOV, CTO & Cofounder, KB Arhipov
  • 11.10 – 11.20: Modern Russian R&D Aimed at the Production and Usage of Composite Structures
Sergei MILEIKO, Chef Scientist, DSc, Professor, Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 11.20 – 11.30: Closing
Peter HOPWOOD, Founder, Hopwood Communications


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Viktor EVTUKHOV

Viktor EVTUKHOV

State Secretary – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia
Born on March 2, 1968Education1993 – Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute, majoring in Economic Cybernetics2002 – St Petersburg State University, Department of Law2004 – Master's Degree at St Petersburg State University, International Relations Department2003 – defended... Read More →
avatar for Kimal YUSUPOV

Kimal YUSUPOV

General Manager, Vestas Rus / Vestas Manufacturing Rus
2000: Tashkent State Technical University2001-2010: in Siemens AG, OOO passed the way from service engineer up to head of Renewables division2010-2012: MAN Diesel&Turbo Rus, Head of Strategy2012-2018: Siemens OOO, Head of Business Unit2018 – now: General Manager of Vestas Rus... Read More →
avatar for Dmitry SAKELARIDI

Dmitry SAKELARIDI

General Manager, OC Steklovolokno – Composites, Russia and CIS, Owens Corning
About Owens CorningOwens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business... Read More →
avatar for Evgeniy RAFAILOV

Evgeniy RAFAILOV

Head of Sales Department, Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC)
Evgeny has more than 17 years of successful experience of B2B sales with 9 years in composite industry. Took direct participation in the creation of new innovative composite products on the Russian market. Now, Evgeny is responsible for sales in Nanotechnology Center of Composites... Read More →
avatar for Ruslan VOLKOV

Ruslan VOLKOV

Executive Director, ZST Fiberglass Pipes Plant
Ruslan Volkov, born in 1983, graduated from MGIMO Moscow State University of International Relations in 2006. He worked in the diplomatic service in the Russian Embassy in Cairo and as Assistant to Deputy Foreign Minister till 2012 when he joined United Metallurgical Company (OMK... Read More →
avatar for Kirill BELOV

Kirill BELOV

CTO & Cofounder, KB Arhipov
6+ years of experience in R&D of composite technologies, design and optimization of composite structures by FEA, development of test methods.Employment history:KB Arhipov – 2016 to current, Cofounder and CTOInginiti – 2014 to 2016, Chief DesignerRSC Energia – 2012 to 2014, Design... Read More →
avatar for Sergei MILEIKO

Sergei MILEIKO

Chef Scientist, DSc, Professor, Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor S.T. Mileiko published his first papers on fibrous composites in 1967. Since then he published book Metal and Ceramic Based Composites, Elsevier, 1997 and about 150 articles. He organized Laboratory of Reinforced Systems in Institute of Solid State Physics and was serving... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:05 - 11:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

10:25

Application of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling
• Origin of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing

• Technology Evolution in Processes and Machinery

• Materials Innovations
- Collaboration with Boeing, ORNL, Techmer PM to develop materials for autoclave processing of composites
- Collaboration with Thermwood and Techmer PM to develop advanced materials for autoclave processing

• Applications for Composite Tooling in and out of the Autoclave in Aerospace Composite Manufacturing
- Fleet Readiness Center East, MCAS Cherry Point and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Stretch Form Tooling
- Boeing and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Trim Tool
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory Collaboration with Boeing, BASF, Ford, Tru-Design and Techmer PM to develop an autoclave tool
- ACE Composites and Thermwood collaboration on Composite Tooling
- Boeing and Thermwood Tooling Innovations


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Richard F. Neff

Richard F. Neff

Consultant - CEO, Rick Neff, LLC
Rick Neff is a Consultant in Innovation, Additive Manufacturing, Laser systems and Marketing.  He is a Lehigh Engineer with over 30 years of sales, marketing and business development success.  He is responsible for the commercialization of a new category of large-scale 3D printing... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 10:25 - 10:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

10:30

“Flax and Hemp Fiber Composites, a Market Reality_The Biobased Solutions for the Industry”
Green efficiency European flax & hemp fibres: advanced natural materials for the composite industry.
As renewable European resources, flax and hemp fibers have become the champions of a bio-economy. Their exceptional and reliable mechanical properties are more than ever in harmony with sustainable innovation. Several commercial products will be presented and analysed in terms of composition, manufacturing and performance. It will be demonstrated how flax and hemp fibers and solutions meet manufacturer expectations in terms of performance, and anticipate demands for sustainable development from consumers who are becoming more and more aware on such issues.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Ignaas VERPOEST

Ignaas VERPOEST

Chairman of the European Scientific Committee of CELC, CELC
Prof. em. Ignaas VERPOEST obtained a PhD-degree (1982) in Materials Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), and became there a full professor in 1990. During more then 30 years, he was guiding the Composite Materials Group, working on many aspects of composite... Read More →
avatar for Gilles KOOLEN

Gilles KOOLEN

Committee member, CELC
Ing. Gilles KOOLEN obtained a Master in Chemical Engineering Technology from KU Leuven, Belgium in 2017. He was awarded funding by the H2020 Ssuchy project and is currently working as a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering. His research mainly focuses... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 10:30 - 11:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

10:30

TRAIL 1: Additive Manufacturing, Testing & More
Departure of the tour: Hall 6 Entrance (in front of the Startup Booster booth) - 10.30am

10.35am-10.45am: L&L Products - H6 R27
Rapid Manufacturing of Foam Core Composites

Creating aesthetically appealing, highly structural, lightweight, curved or 3-dimensional foam core composites for a variety of industries is both time-consuming and labor-intensive.  L&L Products' foaming core technology and utilizing an induction heated tool, foam core structural parts can be manufactured in a one-step process resulting in a short cycle time

10.50am-11.00am: M&A Dieterle GmbH - H6 P28
Flexible Production of Prepreg Preform

We show that laying an individual preform with the Crosslayer machine is very simple. The prepreg tape orientation, number of layers, length of patch can be modified to produce near net shape preforms. Users can easily automate preform production. With less waste. Reduced Cost. The machine can be changed for dry fiber placement by a simple laying head change. Machine investment is manageable. 

11.05am-11.15am: SWORL Reusable Vacuum Foils - H6 P32
A low cost 2K Spray Silicone Dispenser designed for producing reusable membranes for Aerospace or Industrial markets

The SSM-3 is the lowest cost, lightest weight; 10:1 fixed ratio, 2K silicone spray-extrusion dispenser available worldwide. Specs; weight 19kg; measuring 46cm X 38cm 13cm. having a build rate of 1sq meter / 15 minutes @ 3mm @ 60psi-Air-only. Customers comment’ “right out of the box, the machine worked perfectly”.   

11.20am-11.30am: Maschinenfabrik Herbert Meyer GmbH - H6 S72
Scattering at its best

Description of technical details of scattering units. Advantages of powder scattering
compared to adhesive films and webs. Explanation of all relevant setups
and parameters to get an even and precise scattering result. All options for the
perfect process. Perfect solutions for the process after the scattering unit.

11.35am-11.45pm: Instron - H6 N91
Reliability: how long will composite material last?

Uncover how an impact test can screens composite materials damage resistance or can inflicts damage for deeper analysis.

11.50am-12pm: Automation Hub - H6 D85
Automation Hub - Presentation and machines demonstration

Coordinated by TUM and xC Consultants, with participating companies Bavarian Lightweight Components, Compositence, Edixia Automation, and Forward Engineering, the AUTOMATION HUB, located in Hall 6, will present its technologies and its approach to collaboration, highlighting the Fibre Placement Centre as a model for cooperation and the combination of 3D printing and composite technologies as an example of automation.

12.05pm-12.15pm: 3D Printing Hub - H5 R92
3D Printing Hub - Presentation and machines demonstration

Coordinated by Institut Mines-Telecom and sponsored by Thermwood, the 3D PRINTING HUB, located in Hall 5, showcases the latest technologies in additive manufacturing with live 3D demonstrations throughout the 3 days of the show. The exhibiting companies in the 3D PRINTING HUB are IMT Mines Albi, IMT Mines Alès, IMT Lille Douai, Mines ParisTech (Cemef), Elanplast, Desktop Metal and Arevo.

12.20pm-12.30pm: Industry 4.0 Hub - H5 L97
Industry 4.0 Hub - Presentation and machines demonstration

Coordinated by AZL Aachen with participating companies Textechno, Hille Engineering, Conbility and Maruhachi Corporation and with 5 institutes, the INDUSTRY 4.0 HUB, located in Hall 5, will focus on smart composite production in the context of Industry 4.0 along the whole value chain and the development of new production systems.

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:30 - 12:30
Hall 6

10:50

CFIP technology: a new approach for manufacturing continuous carbon fibre reinforced structures by 3d printing
  • The fibres can be placed in all directions following complex trajectories
  • A wide range of materials can be reinforced, including metals and ceramics
  • Different parts made of different materials and by different processes can be integrally joined

Continuous Fibre Injection Process is a new post-process technology which enables to reinforce additive manufactured parts with continuous fibres, multiplying in this way the mechanical properties while keeping the weight. The first step is to design and manufacture a part containing tubular cavities inside. Then, the continuous fibres are injected inside the tubular cavities simultaneously with liquid resin. Finally the part is cured so that the injected resin, once solidified, works as a mechanical interface between the fibres and the rest of the part.
The fibres trajectories are defined by the trajectories of the tubular cavities, which can be freely designed in all directions and manufactured with no limitations thanks to additive manufacturing. This enables to align the fibres to the most efficient direction, so that highly optimised structures with improved mechanical and light-weighting performance can be obtained.
CFIP can be used for any existing additive manufacturing technology and material. Parts made of stiff or flexible plastics, metals or ceramics can be reinforced with carbon, glass, aramid or other existing fibres. Another advantage is that different parts can be integrally joined by injecting the continuous fibres throughout them, achieving an ultra-high joining performance. This allows to efficiently manufacture large and strong structures but also to use the most suitable material and manufacturing technology in each zone of the structure, according to mechanical requirements but also to costs and production targets.
The speech will be focused on explaining how CFIP technology works, including case studies developed in collaboration with companies aimed to demonstrate the potential of CFIP technology in different sectors and applications.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Marc CRESCENTI

Marc CRESCENTI

Head of CAE and DfAM Line, Eurecat
Marc Crescenti is an industrial engineer specialized in mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He also holds a master degree focused on design and simulation of composite structures at AMADE Research Group.His scientific and technical expertise is... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 10:50 - 11:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

11:00

ADC.Bushings, an alternative bushing concept for metal inserts in GFRP
ADC.Bushing is an innovative and new development in the field of bushing concepts for rotor blades of wind turbines.
The force transmission between rotor blade and metal insert has been completely redeveloped. In contrast to other bushing-concepts, the ADC.Bushings are embedded in a matrix. This matrix eliminates stress peaks at the end of the metal inserts. This allows higher forces to be transmitted by the bonding.
The system combines the simplicity and low-accuracy layup process of a T-Bolt connection with the narrow packing and high force ability of a bushing connection. This enables OEMs to manufacture easily and cost-effectively with the potential of a high vertical integration.
The blade root bending moment can be increased by 30% with the same BCD. The mass of the blade connection is reduced by 30% at the same time.
The presentation describes the technical details and introduces the advantages of ADC.Bushings.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Eckhard RÜHLE

Eckhard RÜHLE

Innovation leader Composites/Wind, Hexion
avatar for Wolfgang HEYDLAUFF

Wolfgang HEYDLAUFF

Project manager and authorized representative, Aero Dynamik Consult GmbH
2016-date - Project manager and authorized representative Aero Dynamik Consult GmbH2009-2016 - Project Engineer at Aero Dynamik Consult GmbH2003-2009 - Studying Space- and Aeronautics Engineering at Universität of Stuttgart, graduation with diploma



Thursday May 14, 2020 11:00 - 11:30
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

11:00

Flame Resistant Material Solutions Meet Most Demanding Fire Safety Standards for Electrified Vehicles
An important industrial manufacturing constituent is sheet molding compound (SMC) due to its widespread use and high-throughput. Phenolic sheet-molding compound (SMC) technology is presented that achieves a 2 minute cycle time and addresses the unique requirements in an electrified vehicle architecture. This drop-in replacement includes all the industrially relevant considerations including material processing, shelf life, and surface finish. A demonstrator battery cover highlights the superior fire resistance, impact resistance, and light weighting that is achieved with this technology. The material economically meets the most restrictive automotive fire performance standards such as ECE R100 and GB/T 31467.3.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
SG

Steve GREYDANUS

Application Development Manager, Hexion
FD

Francis DEFOOR

Global Market Segment Leader Transportation, Hexion



Thursday May 14, 2020 11:00 - 11:30
Mobility Planet (Hall 6 - G93)

11:00

3D Printing Hub In action - Presentations and live demonstrations
Come and see our live 3D demonstrations. You'll see various additive-manufacturing approaches to tackle the main challenges regarding durability and functionality based on material and process optimization.

Highlighted processes : LASCALA Plateforme (LArge SCAle plAstics and composites 3D printing), thermoplastic additive manufacturing process, cold spray, FFF / FFD and SLS processes, continuous fiber 3D printing process, fiber recycling process

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jérémie SOULESTIN

Jérémie SOULESTIN

Professor, IMT Lille Douai
Jérémie Soulestin is currently Professor at IMT Lille Douai (Top-level engineering college, France). His current research topics focus on polymer processing, polymer composites & composites, polymer blends and additive manufacturing of polymers. He supervised a number of PhD students... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
3D Printing Hub (Hall 5 - R92)

11:00

TRAIL 2: Cutting Machines & Processes
Departure of the tour: Hall 6 Entrance (in front of the Startup Booster booth) - 11am

11.05am-11.15am: LDSA - H6 G32
WJAII: High Pressure Waterjet Cutting Machine

5 axis cutting simulation of a carbon part, and Waterjet cutting in 3 axis.

11.20am-11.30am: MECANUMERIC - H6 M58
Carbon and aluminium (or stainless steel) parts cutting using abrasive-loaded water jet

Demonstration of the versatility of waterjet technology as well as its precision and speed of cut by cutting two small and complex parts first in carbon then in metal (aluminum or stainless steel)

11.35am-11.45am: SHARP AND TAPPIN TECHNOLOGY LTD - H6 S60
The Compcut 200 - Composite Advanced Composite Saw & The Compcut PCR300 - Composite Precision Router

This demo will give visitors a unique opportunity to see a live cutting process in a range of composite materials on both our Compcut200 Plate Saw and our Launched at the show Compcut PCR300 Precision Composite Router. They will experience first hand the surface finish, accuracy and ease of use of these revolutionary machines.

11.50pm-12.00pm: EUROLASER GMBH - H5 T41
Laser cutting of reinforced fibres

Eurolaser as specialist for laser systems for cutting of composites, technical textiles and many other non-metals will demonstrate the cutting of glass fibre reinforced plastic sheets and glass fibre fabric as roll material. Laser cutting of fibres will happen in a contactless and wearfree way compared to mechanical processing.

12.05am-12.15am: FLADDER DANMARK A/S - H5 Q57
Presentation of Fladder 200/GYRO-1000 VAC, brush Finishing machine

12.20pm-12.30pm: ITEC GMBH CARBON CUTTING SOLUTIONS - H5 E56-07
High Speed Pipe Cutting

Short summary of the advantages and characteristics - high speed dry cutting with TCT DRYTECH saw blades and the CF pipe cutting machine
demo with CFRP pipe

Thursday May 14, 2020 11:00 - 12:30
Hall 6

11:15

Opening and Integrating the 3D Printing Platform for Scalable Industry 4.0 Composites Manufacturing
  • 3D Continuous carbon fiber printing
  • Industry 4.0 %G enebaled networking
  • Open chemistry up through PEEK

Orbital Composites is unveiling a new product to address the needs of Industry 4.0 factories. Orbital’s manufacturing platform is designed to aid manufacturers in their transition into the Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing revolutions. The tight integration of powerful software, modular hardware and a simplified user interface create a product called Orb-S.
Composites factories lack visibility, connectivity, and have rigid control hardware. Robots are increasingly called upon to perform complex tasks. But robots have a large programmability challenge and they require too much human intervention. 3D printing has made some strides in composites printing but has struggled to gain traction beyond prototyping. This is due to too many constraints; printer size, over-priced feedstock, material certification, uneconomical scaling, and lack of interoperability with existing automated processes.
Our platform includes a highly adaptable library of modular hardware. For example: various types of 3D printing end-effectors are supported, including unreinforced thermoplastic, but also chopped and continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic and thermoset composites. In addition, other types of non-printing end-effectors can be easily integrated into the platform for processing steps and pre/post automation.
In addition to this library of hardware, the Orb-OS enterprise software platform is introduced for process automation and factory management. The software platform supports industrial internet of things (IoT) end-effectors and cloud robotics. Each piece of modular hardware is network connected and controlled, operating in a real-time synchronous fashion through a unified control center user interface (UI). The software can be run remotely through the browser over a local on-site network, or through a secure cloud.
Orb-OS core features include real-time intelligent monitoring, diagnostics and management,allowing the creation of a digital twin during manufacture of composite parts. The inherent big-data capabilities of the platform allow advanced features such as fault analytics, machine learning and AI-enabled automation. While the Orb-S platform is applicable to composites, it is equally applicable to other manufacturing and automation processes that typically co-exist in an automotive, aerospace or energy-related composites factories.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Cole NIELSEN

Cole NIELSEN

CTO, Orbital Composites Inc
Cole Nielsen is the founder of Orbital Composites. A start-up focused around 3D Printing advanced composite materials. They are metal, ceramic, and polymer matrix, continuous filament, composites. The applications are aerospace, automotive, and Medical. Orbital Composites will advance... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 11:15 - 11:40
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

11:15

Automated Composites manufacturing : an introduction for engineering students
AFP, Stamp-forming, ply cutting, pick and place… All these manufacturing technologies see widespread deployment in a growing number of composite factories.
Yet, most engineering degrees curriculum barely mention these…
What are they exactly?
Do they impact my design, positively or negatively?
Are they always as cost-effective as advertised?
This short talk will introduce students to some of the technologies available on the market, and the associated challenges.
It will be concluded by a short presentation of the new Mastère Spécialisé postgraduate degree “Procédés du Futur & Robotisation” that will be launched by ESTIA and SIGMA Clermont at the start of the 2020 academic year.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Vincent MARIS

Vincent MARIS

Composite R&D Engineer, Compositadour – ESTIA Institute of Technology
Vincent Maris works as Composite R&D Engineer at Compositadour, the consultancy of ESTIA Institute of Technology dedicated to composites automated manufacturing and robotics. He is also in charge of promoting the Mastère Spécialisé degree “Procédés du Futur et Robotisation... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 11:15 - 11:45
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

11:15

TRAIL 3: Machining, Milling & Manufacturing
Departure of the tour: Hall 6 Entrance (in front of the Startup Booster booth) - 11.15am
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11.20am-11.30am: Comi Spa - H6 G32
The innovative 5-axis portal machining center with double rails for pattern and mould makers!

5 axis machining center specifically developed to optimize the machining of molds and parts in aluminum and composite

11.35am-11.45am: Diversified Machine Systems - H6 G71
DMS 5 axis cnc machining with fagor kinematic auto-calibration

11.50am-12pm: FABRICA MACHINALE SRL - ROBOTICOM - H6 D74
Robotics and surface finishing: flexibility and efficiency for high quality results on composite complex shapes

We will show how to surface finishing on a carbon fiber automotive part with the most flexible and advanced robotic system SandRob. You will be amazed seeing the robot performing multiple operations like SANDING and POLISHING, and learning how easy our programming software is. 

12.05pm-12.15pm: EUROPE TECHNOLOGIES - H6 A52
Collaborative robot for sanding

Sanding operation with a collaborative robot on a curved surface in 3 operating modes :
Assistance : The operator control the toolpath, the robot applies the force
Playback : The operator performs a toolpath, the robot repeats the trajectory
Parallelisation : The operator teaches points on the surface, the robot sands the area.

12.20pm-12.30pm: Belotti Spa - H5 Q56
Aluminum moulds and carbon fiber parts in the racing sector

Realized in collaboration with ACE TECHNOLOGY – amongst the main suppliers in composites engineering and manufacturing in UK, this demo shows how a single Belotti solution can meet accuracy and efficiency high-standards at several machining phases: from the initial aluminium moulds to the finished, carbon fiber racing wheel.

12.35pm-12.45pm: Airborne - H5 P58
Robotic application of virtual potting compound to honeycomb blanks & Robotic sorting and sequencing of plies into a kit

Robotic application of virtual potting compound to honeycomb blanks
Our honeycomb Potting solution enables easyer manufacturing of locall reinforced honeycomb sandwich panels, while reducing work prepation, material waste and the cost of quality. We whill show you the principles of our system on a small scale cobot, simulating the potting process with a shape of your choosing

Robotic sorting and sequencing of plies into a kit
Our kitting solution delivers fully sorted and sequenced composite plie kits to increase productivity, improve material utilisation and reduce work preparation. We will show you the principles of our system with a small robot that you can feed with plies yourself and watch the sorting and sequencing of the kits.

Thursday May 14, 2020 11:15 - 12:45
Hall 6

11:30

50 Years of Composites
In parallel to the “50 Years of Composites” exhibition, Prof. Ignaas Verpoest will present the major steps of our industry over the past 50 years and the progress of composites across 14 groups of application sectors. Also the potential evolution will be discussed, from Industry 4.0 approaches, additive manufacturing, intelligent structures, multiscale modelling and simulation, nanotechnologies and hybrids, to bio-based materials and reuse and recycling initiatives... . Continual innovation is advancing the performance, efficiency and sustainability in the drive for solutions to the challenges posed by the megatrends transforming our world.

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Ignaas VERPOEST (KU Leuven)

Ignaas VERPOEST (KU Leuven)

Emeritus Professor at Dept. Materials Engineering, KU Leuven



Thursday May 14, 2020 11:30 - 12:00
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)

11:30

Composites Challenge: Technical Poster Session
Posters explaining the research of the 10 finalists of the Composites Challenge will be installed on the Education Hub and 3 posters’ sessions will be organised on 3-4-5 March to allow more discussions between industrials and PhDs finalists.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Callum BRANFOOT

Callum BRANFOOT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Callum was born in Lymington, Hampshire but spent most of his youth amongst the rolling hills of Wiltshire, where at school he discovered a passion for science and a particular penchant for the colours of chemistry.In 2012, he started an integrated Master's degree in Chemistry at... Read More →
avatar for Christopher HUNT

Christopher HUNT

PhD Student, University of Bristol
Chris was awarded his MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2015. During the final year of his Masters, he published work investigating the effects of varying cure cycles on pre-impregnated composite materials. Following the master program, in 2016 he started... Read More →
avatar for Mario RUEDA-RUIZ

Mario RUEDA-RUIZ

PhD Student, IMDEA
I was born and raised in Malaga, a city in the south of Spain. As a child, I always liked building things. I used to build many Lego models. I liked model trains and I was also a fan of airplane models.During the last years of High School, I decided to study Aerospace Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Kelly CHANG

Kelly CHANG

PhD Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kelly Chang is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Chang earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Business from the University of Rochester in 2017... Read More →
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Nicolas LAVALETTE

PhD Student, TU Delft
Graduated with an Engineering Diploma from ENSEM (France) and a MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech (USA). After having worked in Paris in the car equipment industry for one year, I am now in the final year of my PhD at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft... Read More →
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Amirmohammad RAHIMIZADEH

PhD Student, McGill University
Amirmohammad Rahimizadeh is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. He completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University... Read More →
avatar for Gearóid CLANCY

Gearóid CLANCY

PhD Student, University of Limerick
I am proud to say that I am from Limerick, a city in the west of Ireland. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick in 2013.My first job after university was a research assistant at the Irish Composites Centre, where I gained a... Read More →
avatar for Maria Morissa LU

Maria Morissa LU

PhD Student, KU Leuven
Maria Morissa Lu is a 3rd year PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research topic is on Improving the water durability of flax fibre composites by using non-dry fibre which is funded by the EU-H2020 BBI project “SSUCHY” and the University... Read More →
avatar for Simone BANCORA

Simone BANCORA

PhD Student, Ecole Centrale Nantes
After completing the first part of his education in Italy, in 2016 Simone Bancora took up the opportunity of an international Double Degree program between his home university Politecnico of Milan and Ecole Centrale Nantes in France. During these years he became invested in the study... Read More →
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Karl BOUTON

PhD Student, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Born in France, Karl has always developed a strong interest in Science and Technology. Logically, he pursued engineering studies and graduated with an Engineer’s Diploma in Materials Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Mechanics. In 2017, Karl got enrolled as a PhD... Read More →
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Andreas KLINGLER

PhD Student, University of Kaiserslautern (Institute for Composite Materials)
Andreas is from the Rhine-Main area in Germany and started his studies about mechanical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 2007. He finished his degree in 2014 with his diploma thesis about the synthesis and characterization of Nickle-PTFE composites at the University... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 11:30 - 12:30
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

11:40

12:00

How to design and print a 4-meter long structural pedestrian bridge
  • It is printable
  • It is recyclable
  • Low CO2 footprint

With the entrance of new large scale additive Manufacturing (AM) with filled polymers – even combined with continues fiber-, we can open the door to create large structural pedestrian bridges. The use of CFAM (Continues fiber AM) and the ability to print highly loaded polymers enable the use of generative design and completely new ways of bridge design. The use of polymers is a new sustainably way to create fast bridges with lower footprint and the option to eventually recycle the whole bridge. Combining the design and engineering know-how of Royal HaskoningDHV, the novel print technology from CEAD and the material science from DSM we create  a whole new way of bridge design and construction.
The bridge has been modelled parametrically which allows optimization of the bridge and its internal web structure. Using the latest software and own developments in interoperability, we can share the results immediately. With links from the model to high performance FEM software, we were able to combine the characteristics of the material and the advantages of the printer into a 3D printed bridge that has never been shown before.
Combining the design and engineering know-how of Royal HaskoningDHV, the novel print technology from CEAD Group and the material science from DSM we can design and construct bridges completely differently - with lower footprint and the option to eventually recycle the whole bridge.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Patrick DUIS

Patrick DUIS

Segment Leader Additive Manufacturing DSM, DSM Additive Manufacturing
Patrick Duis is a global segment leader for Transportation Additive Manufacturing at DSM. In this position, he is focused on building an open and partner-driven additive manufacturing eco-system in transportation, providing customers high performance material that enable them to use... Read More →
avatar for Kees VAN IJSELMUIJDEN

Kees VAN IJSELMUIJDEN

senior structural engineer, Royal Haskoning DHV
Kees van IJselmuijden is a senior structural engineer at Royal Haskoning DHV, with more than 25 years experience in design of bridges. Original in concrete and steel and since 2008 also involved in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) bridges. Based on his initiative a Dutch guideline for... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 12:00 - 12:25
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

12:00

Innovation, Research and Technological Transfer at the Politecnico di Milano
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
CP

Carlo POGGI

Politecnico di Milano



Thursday May 14, 2020 12:00 - 12:30
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

12:05

Keynote Session: Learning from plants and biological physics to rethink how we design and build – from nano to macro
Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Ed CLARK

Ed CLARK

Associate Director, ARUP
Ed Clark is a structural engineer and Director or Arup in London. He is recognised as an accomplished structural designer and has led a wide range of building and infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, working with many world leading architects and emerging practices. Ed... Read More →
avatar for Maximiliano ARROCET

Maximiliano ARROCET

Director, AL_A
Maximiliano Arrocet was made a director of AL_A in 2012 having joined the office in 2007. He led the design of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon and is currently leading the concept design for Pitch/Pitch and the design for Maggie’s Southampton. He also leads... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Peter HOPWOOD

Peter HOPWOOD

Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 12:05 - 12:30
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

12:25

Industry 4.0 - Reinvent the design and realization of high performance polymer functional parts through additive manufacturing in serial production
  • Dedienne 3D Workshop, the first 3D additive production workshop in France for high-performance polymers
  • The creation of the 3d dedienne workshop, for: saving time, accelerating innovation, consuming less materials
  • Co-create together in an additive way


From our experience of more than 25 years in terms of additive manufacturing 3D (in 1995, we set up the first Stratasys printing station, in France) and also from our dynamic of innovations that are an integral part of our Group‘s DNA, we launched, the 6th of February 2020, the Atelier Dedienne 3D to produce, in series, functional and complex parts in additive manufacturing 3D.
Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group, specialist in the design and manufacture of high performance plastic and composite technical parts, replacing metal parts, becomes THE first French manufacturer to equip itself with the EOS P 810 laser sintering machine for EOS HT-23 material (based on Kepstan® PEKK, Extreme Polymer from Arkema, reinforced with Carbon Fibers). In April 2019, a first machine was put into service, allowing series in additive manufacturing based on Rilsan® Polyamide 11, high performance bio-based polymer, derived entirely from sustainable castor oil and manufactured by Arkema.
Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group is THE first European equipped manufacturer delivering functional parts and components internationally. So let’s explain why we have chosen the 3D additive manufacturing in series and how it will allow to change the value chain, to go faster on innovation, to save time and to reduce the consumption of materials.
This new technology is perfectly in line with Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group's focus on providing solutions for lighter parts and metal substitution. It is the perfect innovation to meet the demanding requirements of the aerospace and defense sectors.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Nicolas JACQUEMIN

Nicolas JACQUEMIN

CEO, Dedienne Multiplasturgy
As a trained engineer, I have evolved in the Dedienne Multiplasturgy® Group, starting with the responsibility of the design office of Plasteure SA and then taking over the General Management of 2 Dedienne entities (moulding and coatings) and since 2012, taking the General Management... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 12:25 - 12:50
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)

12:50

Rapid Microwave Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Bionic Plastics
  • Resonant microwave applicator
  • Microwave additive manufacturing temperature control
  • Load-dependent printing path planning

Continuous carbon fibers are promising reinforcement materials to improve the stiffness, strength properties and design ability of 3D printed polymer parts. However, current additive manufacturing method, also known as 3D printing, have a limited and slow printing speed because of the intrinsic slow and contact needed heat transfer disadvantages of the traditional resistive heating approach. We present a 3D microwave printing method by using the microwave for instantaneous and volumetric heating the continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CCFRP) filament. Moreover, carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites with bionic shape can be printed without the limitation of classic forming tools and complicated multi-steps preparation. This technology allows fabricating bionic CCFRP components with much higher speed compare with the traditional 3D printing technologies. A small-size resonant microwave applicator has been designed and manufactured to heat the CCFRP filament efficiently. The relationship between the printing speed and microwave power is established for precise  control of the printing temperature. A prediction-model and step-PID based temperature control strategy is developed to adapt the variable printing speed during the 3D microwave printing process. Furthermore, a novel 3D path planning method is proposed to pave the continuous carbon fibers along the load transmission paths of the bionic CCFRP under certain load conditions. This technology solves the key problems of 3D microwave printing of continuous carbon fiber reinforced bionic composites and is the next-generation manufacturing approach for the high-performance and complex bionic composite components.


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Nanya LI

Nanya LI

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Nanya Li, Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, received his PhD from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2017. He has published 20 papers, 26 granted Chinese patents and 1 issued international patent covering 3D microwave... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 12:50 - 13:15
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)
  • Theme Additive Manufacturing

13:00

Industry 4.0 Hub – Presentation and Machines demonstration
From March 3rd-5th you will find live demonstrations of the shown processes on the “Industry 4.0 Hub” every day. The demonstration will introduce e.g. the topics Tape Laying, RTM, SMC, Development & Consultancy, Open Innovation & Cost Sharing in R&D, Joint Business Development, Laser Material Processing, Recycling of Composites, Preforming, Filament Winding, Pultrusion and the two running machines for Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs and Fiber and Yarn Testing

Highlighted processes 
Tape Placement and Tape-winding, Tape Production, Adaptive RTM, Hybrid SMC, Backmolding of Blanks, Digitization of FRP Processes, Recycling of Composites, Thermoforming, Open reed weaving, Production of inorganic fibers, Production of tubular reinforcement structures, Laser-based Hybrid Joining of Plastics and Metals, Filament Winding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion, Testing and testing systems for fibers, yarns, rovings and fabrics.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Michael EMONTS

Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 13:00 - 13:45
Industry 4.0 Hub (Hall 5 - L97)

14:00

Keynote Session: Reaching the highest performance through composite materials
Improving user experience and helping it become risk-free, as well as facilitating rehabilitation for patients coming back from severe injuries and pursuing performance in high-level sports, are only a few of the requirements the Sports and Medical fields are currently taking on. The combination of superior strength and stiffness, lightweight properties, durability and customizable designs have made composite materials a natural fit for these industries, which both require the best possible material combinations for safety, comfort, and performance.



 


Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Stéphane HOUDET

Stéphane HOUDET

Wheelchair Tennis Player, SH
Born in November 1970 on the Atlantic Coast, Stéphane discovers on the beach his "first ball games. He chooses tennis and dreams of Grand Slam titles. At the age of 17 Stéphane begins playing at Roland Garros, whilst also studying to become a vet. It is this career path he chooses... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Max THOUIN

Max THOUIN

Sales Development Manager, Hexcel
Max is the Sales Development Manager for Hexcel's Carbon Fiber business in the Western US and Canada. Max is originally from Quebec, where he completed his undergrad and graduate studies in Mechanical engineering at McGill University. Upon graduation, he relocated to sunny San Diego... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 14:00 - 14:20
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

14:00

An overview of Composite Materials : introduction, applications and job opportunities
What is a composite material?

- Why using composite materials?
- How to produce composite material components?
- Some applications:
  •  in aeronautics
  •  in automotive
  • in wind energy
  • in marine
- Focus on a job opportunity : Non Destructive Testing inspector in aeronautics

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jerome RAYNAL

Jerome RAYNAL

Aeronautics & Composites Director, IS Group / Composite Integrity by IS Group
Jerome RAYNAL, Material Engineer specialist in composite processing mainly RTM, Infusion and thermoplastic composites welding.



Thursday May 14, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Education Hub (Hall 5 - C98)

14:20

Industry Program: Sports & Health "Engineering Steps to Create Look T20 Tokyo Track Racing Bike"
Employing high performance composites technologies to achieve new bike's breakthrough performances.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Thomas DUPONT

Thomas DUPONT

Composites Expert for LOOK CYCLE - CORIMA GROUP and R&D Manager for CORIMA, LOOK CYCLE / CORIMA
Having obtained my mechanical engineering degree at INSA Lyon in 2003, I joined as an R&D engineer the Corima Company, specialized in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of high performance composite parts, mainly known in the field of cycling. Since 2012, I’ve been manager... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Max THOUIN

Max THOUIN

Sales Development Manager, Hexcel
Max is the Sales Development Manager for Hexcel's Carbon Fiber business in the Western US and Canada. Max is originally from Quebec, where he completed his undergrad and graduate studies in Mechanical engineering at McGill University. Upon graduation, he relocated to sunny San Diego... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 14:20 - 14:40
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

14:40

Industry Program: Sports & Health "Lower Limb Prosthetics Product Development Using Composites Materials"
  • Benefits of composites for sport specific prostheses
  • Benefits of composites for low active amputees
  • Future development in lower limb prosthetics

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Christophe LECOMTE

Christophe LECOMTE

Director of Biomechanical Solutions, ÖSSUR
Christophe Lecomte is Director of Biomechanical Solutions at Össur Research and Development department(R&D) in Iceland, where he serves as lead engineer on the global medical device innovator’s mechanical engineering team, specializing in carbon composite technology, silicones... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
avatar for Max THOUIN

Max THOUIN

Sales Development Manager, Hexcel
Max is the Sales Development Manager for Hexcel's Carbon Fiber business in the Western US and Canada. Max is originally from Quebec, where he completed his undergrad and graduate studies in Mechanical engineering at McGill University. Upon graduation, he relocated to sunny San Diego... Read More →


Thursday May 14, 2020 14:40 - 15:00
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)

15:00

3D Printing Hub In action - Presentations and live demonstrations
Come and see our live 3D demonstrations. You'll see various additive-manufacturing approaches to tackle the main challenges regarding durability and functionality based on material and process optimization.

Highlighted processes : LASCALA Plateforme (LArge SCAle plAstics and composites 3D printing), thermoplastic additive manufacturing process, cold spray, FFF / FFD and SLS processes, continuous fiber 3D printing process, fiber recycling process

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Jérémie SOULESTIN

Jérémie SOULESTIN

Professor, IMT Lille Douai
Jérémie Soulestin is currently Professor at IMT Lille Douai (Top-level engineering college, France). His current research topics focus on polymer processing, polymer composites & composites, polymer blends and additive manufacturing of polymers. He supervised a number of PhD students... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 15:00 - 16:00
3D Printing Hub (Hall 5 - R92)

16:00

Industry 4.0 Hub – Presentation and Machines demonstration
From March 3rd-5th you will find live demonstrations of the shown processes on the “Industry 4.0 Hub” every day. The demonstration will introduce e.g. the topics Tape Laying, RTM, SMC, Development & Consultancy, Open Innovation & Cost Sharing in R&D, Joint Business Development, Laser Material Processing, Recycling of Composites, Preforming, Filament Winding, Pultrusion and the two running machines for Production of Thermoplastic Towpregs and Fiber and Yarn Testing

Highlighted processes 
Tape Placement and Tape-winding, Tape Production, Adaptive RTM, Hybrid SMC, Backmolding of Blanks, Digitization of FRP Processes, Recycling of Composites, Thermoforming, Open reed weaving, Production of inorganic fibers, Production of tubular reinforcement structures, Laser-based Hybrid Joining of Plastics and Metals, Filament Winding, Compression Moulding, Pultrusion, Testing and testing systems for fibers, yarns, rovings and fabrics.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Michael EMONTS

Michael EMONTS

Managing Director, AZL Aachen GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Michael Emonts, born in 1977, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He completed his doctoral studies with distinction in 2010. From April 2005 to September 2007, he worked as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer... Read More →



Thursday May 14, 2020 16:00 - 16:45
Industry 4.0 Hub (Hall 5 - L97)