The 7th annual Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2016 conference, which takes place from 12 to 14 December 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany, will focus on blade manufacturing and in particular blade erosion.

A whole session of AMI’s Wind Turbine Blade conference will be devoted to tacking blade erosion with companies such as Siemens Wind Power, DNV GL, Aerox Advanced Polymers, 3M and Fraunhofer IFAM provide the audience with their insights.

The conference will kick off with a market analysis by Cristina de Santos, energy & infrastructure unit manager with AMI Consulting, while LM Wind Power will discuss the design and industrialization of large blades in reliable and cost effective serial production. Advances in blade root technology are essential in order to design longer and reliable blades and SSP Technology will address this issue by sharing a case study. Continuous development of new and improved blade designs is a key factor in such a competitive market. Tecsis, a fast growing independent blade manufacturer in South America, will describe their approach when introducing a new blade in the market.

Future material

Other speakers include Hexion which is currently undertaking a detailed analysis of the effects on blade quality of degassing of infusion systems. This investigation is intended to help bring future material and manufacturing technology improvements through a better understanding of this process and the main conclusions will be shared with delegates attending the conference. The German Aerospace Center (CDR) will be explaining the current status of the development and qualification of the direct roving placement technology (DRP).

Professor Brøndsted of DTU Wind Energy will share its latest results on how to measure and document fatigue properties of composite materials and CPIC, the leading glass fiber supplier in the Chinese market, will announce its latest innovations on high modulus glass fiber as an alternative to more expensive carbon fiber. Diab will introduce to the audience a different approach to resin absorption of core materials while Kömmerling will present an advanced PUR adhesive.

The full programme can be found here.

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