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Our exclusive pre-conference activities includes a site tour of the Cannon Group plant and a pre-conference workshop, focusing on an overview of new carbon fibre application and solutions in the automotive industry.
* Places are limited so we advise booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Theme: “What is on the Road Today?: An Overview of New Carbon Fibre Applications & Solutions in the Automotive Industry”
Frazer Barnes | Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre
Peter Chu | Senior Director of MiTAC Precision Technology Corporation (MPT)
Ben Andrews | Field Technical Services Engineer of ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd
OEMs and Tier suppliers in the automotive industry are constantly trying to reduce waste through their composite manufacturing processes. Inevitably however, there is inherent waste produced through the multiple processes. This presentation looks at this waste, its formats and how the supply chain can work together to optimise processes and material formats to enable efficient recycling of the carbon materials.
Real world examples and applications are highlighted to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of these recycled materials.
Alan Banks | Commercial Vehicle Suspension Supervisor of Ford Motor Company
The Composite Lightweight Automotive Suspension System is a high volume composite rear suspension knuckle/tieblade consisting of UD prepreg (epoxy resin), SMC (vinylester resin) carbon fibre and a steel insert to reduce the weight of the component by 35% and reduce Co2. The compression moulding manufacturing process and CAE optimisation are unique and ground-breaking for this product. The manufacturing techniques employed allow for multi-material construction within a five minute cycle time to make the process viable for volume manufacture.
Delivered by Mitsui & Co. Italia SpA, and Forward Engineering GmbH
Eng. Alejandro Castro Linares, EMEA Carbon Fibre Product Manager, Mitsui & Co. Italia SpA – Italy
Eng. Georg Kaesmeier, Managing Partner, Forward Engineering GmbH - Germany
Chaired by: Frazer Barnes, Managing Director, ELG Carbon Fibre – UK
Panellists: ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd; Universität Augsburg, Augsburg (UNA); Mitsui & Co. Italia SpA; and Forward Engineering GmbH
Francesco Abbà | Sales & Marketing Manager of Cannon Afros
Cannon is pleased to host GOCarbonFibre attendees in the Italian production site dedicated to plastics processing technologies and automation.
The visitors will be walked through Cannon Afros, Cannon Ergos and Cannon Automata Companies including plants and machines for continuous and discontinuous processing of polyurethanes and other reactive polymers, plants for the processing of composite materials, and equipment to design and manufacture thermoforming.
The visit will concern Cannon R&D centre as well where the innovative projects take shape with new material suppliers and clients collaborations.
John Davidson MSc | Product Director, Oxidation and Carbonisation of Cygnet Texkimp
Dan Pichler | CEO of CarbConsult
Dr. Shanta A. Desai | Research Project/Consultant of Nissan Technology Centre Europe
Dr. Mircea Calomfirescu | R&T Program Manager "Advanced Aerostructures / Composites, Airbus Defence and Space of Airbus
Alberto Zarantonello | General Manager of Cannon Ergos
Julien Sellier | Managing Director and Co-Founder of STRUCTeam
A presentation of BMW Group
Marcel Remp | Marketing Manager Automotive of Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites
Andrea Bedeschi | General Manager of Riba Composites
Manuel Schlegel | Automotive Sales Engineer of Zoltek Corporation
Prof. Andrew Mills | Principal Research Fellow Composites Manufacturing, Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre of Cranfield University
Presented by: GP Marketing Consulting and the Politecnico di Milano University
Paolo Grati, M.S.c Aeronautical Engineer, GP Marketing Consulting – Italy
Ing. Paolo Bettini, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Structures And Design, Politecnico di Milano University – Italy
Dan Pichler, Managing Director, CarbConsult – Germany
Adrian Gill, Lead Specialist, Blade – Vestas Wind Systems – UK
Abramo Levato, General Manager, HP Composites SpA - Italy
Ilhan Savut, Analyst, Bloomberg NEF – UK
Dan Zenkert | Professor, Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering of Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Laurent Mallet | Project Manager -Technical Manager for Aeronautics of SMAC
Marino Quaresimin | Professor, Department of Management and Engineering of University of Padova
Adrian Gill | Lead specialist, Blade of Vestas Wind Systems
Alice Havill | Chief Operating Officer of Vartega Inc
Nicholas Abbatiello | Distinguished Engineer of Dell Technologies
Views from carbon fibre producers
Simon Qian, Board Chairman, Hengshen Carbon Limited – China
Dr. Tilo Hauke, Head of Central Innovation, SGL Group – Germany
Yuri Svistunov, CEO deputy and Chief Technical Officer, UMATEX – Russia
Derek Buckmaster, Director, Carbon Nexus - Australia
Dr. Niklas Garoff | Business Develoment Manager, Division Biomaterials of Stora Enso AB
Andrew Mafeld | Managing Director of Connectra
Ing. Carlo Della Bona | EMEA Key Account Director of G-ANGELONI
Ing. Lorenzo Cartabia | Technical Director of Plyform Composites Srl
Andrew Abbott | Carbon Fibre Team Leader of CSIRO
Dr. Greg Lipoczi | Business Development Manager - Wind Energy of Scott Bader