The three-day programme of the Composites Forum features presentations in English and in German and is free to all COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition visitors.

On 14 September, Dassault Systèmes, CADFEM, Airex and Esi will present PLM and simulation solutions under the heading Composites Design, Engineering & Simulation. A panel discussion will look at how digital tools and IT solutions can help to meet the challenges of the composites industry.

Technology, Automation & Processes is one of the themes for the the second day of the Forum. Lange + Ritter will discuss the HexPly® resin system and the Federal Agency for Material Research and Testing BAM will review ultrasonic measuring methods. The Institute for Plastic Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung – IKV) at RWTH Aachen will give a presentation on methods for 3D injection moulding, while RUCKS Maschinenbau GmbH presents new possibilities in car body construction.

A workshop on the latest adhesive technologies for fibre reinforced plastics will also take place. The focus is on different bonding methods, and the requirements to be met by adhesives. The workshop will be hosted by Prof. Dr Andreas Groß of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM).
 


COMPOSITES EUROPE 2010 – the 5th European Trade Fair and Forum for Composite Materials, Technology and Applications – takes place at the Messe Essen exhibition centre in Essen, Germany on 14-16 September.

COMPOSITES EUROPE is organised by Reed Exhibitions in cooperation with the European composites industry association EuCIA, Reinforced Plastics magazine, and the German federation of reinforced plastics AVK.

This year, COMPOSITES EUROPE will take place alongside the ALUMINIUM World Fair.