Exploring Current Composite Trends with Teesside University

September 20

This presentation will explore a series of current trends in the automotive composite sector. These will include waste reduction techniques, fibre recycling and thermoplastic composites. We will review the use of geopolymers as performance surface materials enabling significant improvements in thermal degradation and service temperature of composite structures. The webinar will also address the current composite design skills gap and how Fibersim is being integrated into Teesside University’s undergraduate degree program exploring impacts on students and employability. 

From this session you will gain an understanding of: 
• Current automotive composite trends 
• Strategies for pre-preg waste reduction 
• Geopolymers and performance surface plies 
• How digital manufacturing can be used to bridge the composite skills gap 

Presenter: David J. Hughes CEng, MIMM, FHEA 
Dr. David Hughes is a senior lecturer at Teesside University specializing in materials engineering. His work focuses around polymer composite processing and production. David works with a number of regional and international partners innovating and developing composite solutions.

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