SAMPE is the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. The society, formed originally in the US, is now globally recognised as the leading professional body for engineers and technologists associated with advanced materials and processes, in particular those based on high performance composite materials. SAMPE is active in Europe through SAMPE Europe and in the UK and Ireland via the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter.


23rd February 2017


SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter's next annual seminar will take place on 23 February 2017 at Cranfield University.

The theme of the Seminar is: Maximising Composite Value by Innovation.

The format of the event will be as recent years: a one day event with high quality invited presentations coupled with a table top exhibition.

Seminar registrations and exhibition bookings are now being taken here.

20 October 2016

Master Class on Additive Technology

The SAMPE Master Class on Additive Manufacturing was held on the 20 October at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), situated just north of Coventry at Ansty Park.

The excellent panel included recognised experts for the Master Class and was an essential meeting to understand current Additive Manufacturing technology and its future potential.

The Master Class was free to all SAMPE members. Presentations from the seminar will be added to the website for SAMPE members and delegates, please follow this link.

13-15 September 2016

SAMPE Europe Conference in Liege, Belgium

The SAMPE Europe's 2016 Conference is being held in Liege, Belgium from September 13th to 15th.

Further details can be found here.

20 June 2016

Members only visit to Solvay Applications Centre

At the AGM, we advised that we were organising several members' only events this year. The first is a visit to the Solvay Applications Centre in Heanor on the 20 June 2016; the second will be a Master Class in the autumn.

Further details on the Solvay visit to witness cutting edge technology can be found here.

The visit is limited to 15 members so early booking is advised.

April 2016

2016 Student Seminar: 16 June 2016

Our next event is the 2016 Student Seminar.

We are selecting 2 post graduate students to represent the UK & Ireland Chapter, (full expenses paid) at the SAMPE Europe Conference in Liege, Belgium, in September 2016.

Further details are available here.

25th February 2016

Breakthrough Technologies for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

The SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter 2016 Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition was held on Thursday 25 February at The National College for Teaching and Learning, University of Nottingham.

This year we have decided to feature “Breakthrough Technologies” for Advanced Composites manufacturing.

This event was sponsored by TenCate Advanced Composites Ltd and supported by the University of Nottingham.

Further details are available here.