Composites Europe, taking place from 10-12 September in Stuttgart, Germany, will focus on automation in materials processing, according to the organizers. 

The show will feature a Process live where machinery and equipment manufacturers will exhibit their technologies operating together, showing the different individual processes in a context.  

For example, Airbus’ vacuum assisted process patented by Airbus, will be on show. According to the company, the process allows for the one-step production of large-surface and geometrically complex components without an autoclave and is suitable for structural components in aviation, wind power, shipbuilding, rail and road transport, machinery and device manufacturing and architecture. 

For the first time the International Composites Conference (ICC) will be held in parallel with Composites Europe along with the Lightweight Technologies Forum, which will feature ‘Ultralight in Space’, a market study covering lightweight construction trends in the aerospace industry. The Foam Expo Europe will also be co-located for the first time. 

This story uses material from Composites Europe, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.