The UK’s Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) is hosting an open forum day to allow the wider composites community to learn more about its activities. 

The event will showcase the technologies its partner companies have developed as the CiC program nears the end of its third and final year. The April meeting will be a larger, two-day event covering the 17 projects within the program in detail. The CiC team up with the University of Derby and Hexagon Metrology as well as OEM/Tier 1 companies to show delegates how they can position their company’s products or services in a way that will assist them effectively. There will also be a workshop session hosted by Axillium Research on how to respond to OEM challenges and opportunities. 

‘As a member of the Cluster it is important for us to have the opportunity to disseminate the technology we have created – not only to CiC partners but to the wider industry as well so that we can form partnerships and commercialise on this,’ said Michael Moor, technology development engineer at Meggitt Polymers and Composites. ‘The enthusiasm shown towards all projects from delegates at the previous open forum in April 2015 led to several potential collaborations and opportunities – which was a great result.’

Cranfield University will be presenting PROSEL which has developed a software tool  or composite component design and manufacturing which provides  ecommendation of materials and process selection, as well as design and manufacturing guidelines,  epending on product application and requirement specifications. There will also be presentations surrounding the funding of two new CiC projects – Geneos and ThermoCARB. 

The event takes place on 26 and 27 April at Derby Enterprise Centre, Derby, UK. Pre-registration is essential but is free-of-charge and delegates can register for just one, or both days. The full program and registration information can be found on the CiC website.

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