Announcement Archive



23rd February 2017

SAMPE UK & IRELAND CHAPTER ANNUAL SEMINAR & SME TABLE TOP EXHIBITION



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

SAMPE UK & IRELAND CHAPTER ANNUAL SEMINAR & SME TABLE TOP EXHIBITION
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.

April 2014

Advances in Composite Materials, Design and Manufacturing
Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition



Presentations from our Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition held at Cranfield University on the 9th April, 2014 are being loaded to the website and are available here.


April 2014

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chair is elected SAMPE fellow



We are very pleased to announce that Professor Andrew Long, Chair of the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter and Dean of Engineering at Nottingham University has been appointed a SAMPE Fellow by SAMPE Global. The SAMPE Fellow is a prestigious award made to a small number of the worldwide membership each year to recognise exceptional achievement in the field of advanced materials, and it is over 25 years since a UK SAMPE member has been appointed a SAMPE Fellow.

The Award committee recognised Andrew's international reputation as an expert in modelling composite processes and performance, as well as his outstanding record in aligning his academic research work with industry's needs. The committee also recognised Andrew's fine leadership of the UK and Ireland Chapter and his strong emphasis on advancing student activities, both within the UK & Ireland Chapter and the SAMPE Europe Chapter.


April 2014

Advances in Composite Materials, Design and Manufacturing
Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition



FORMAPLEX Logo

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter are happy to announce that FORMAPLEX will be sponsoring the SME Table Top Exhibition which is a major aspect of our annual one-day seminar being held at Cranfield University on the 9th April.

The exhibition will held at Cranfield University on the 9th April, 2014.

The 2014 1-day SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter seminar addresses progress in design, materials and manufacturing technologies that are essential to secure the continued success of cost effective high performance composites.

Details and documentation available here


November 2013

Springtime in Paris?



Are you a PhD or Research Masters student investigating Advanced Polymer Composites?

Come and present your research at our Student Seminar at the National Composites Centre in Bristol on the 26 November, 2013

The student giving the best presentation will win an expenses paid trip to the Student Seminar at our European Conference in Paris during March 2014 with the opportunity to win an expenses paid trip to the SAMPE International event in the USA in May 2014. There will also a similar prize for the best presentation on research focused on composites sustainability.

Further details available here.


October 2013

One Day Master Class
The Future of Composites Technology:
Disruptive Innovation or Sustaining Innovation?



Are you a PhD or Research Masters student investigating Advanced Polymer Composites?

Come and present your research at our Student Seminar at the National Composites Centre in Bristol on the 2nd October 2013 at National Composites Centre, Bristol

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter, with the National Composites Centre, are organising a Master Class to provide a discussion forum for professionals who are interested in addressing the impact of disruptive innovations upon current composites technology. Due to the significance of this topic, we are offering free attendance to all SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter professional members and members of the NCC.

Further details are available here.


October 2012

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter announce 2012 membership awards



The 2012 membership awards were announced and awarded at the June AGM at the NCC where 16 members were recognised. Our longest serving member, Keith Armstrong, was awarded a 35 year membership award. For further details, please follow this link >>>


September 2012

SETEC 12 - SAMPE Europe’s 7th International Technical Conference
"Design and Process for Sustainability"



19-20th September, 2012, Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne Click here for the first announcement and call for papers
For event details please follow this link >>>


June 2012

UK and Ireland Chapter - 2012 AGM and Technical visit



The SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter held their annual general meeting on Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at the National Composites Centre, Bristol. The visit included a tour of the NCC facilities and the AGM. For a visit report for the event including a short explanation of the NCC’s role, please follow this link >>>


May 2012

SEMAT 12 - SAMPE Europe’s 2nd International Symposium on Automation in Composites



24-25 May, 2012, Neue Messe, Munich

Click here for the first announcement and registration details
Further information can be found via this link >>>


March 2012

SAMPE EUROPE 33rd International Technical Conference



26-27th March 2012, Hotel Mercure, Vanves, Paris Further information can be found via this link >>>

Click here for a direct link to the 1st announcement and call for papers
Click here for a direct link to JEC Paris Composite Show, partner of SAMPE Europe SEICO 12 Conference


February 2012

“On Track for Success”
Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition



Presentations from the Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition are available to all attendees. Please follow this link >>>
A username and password is required to access the presentations, please contact David Carlton for details.


February 2012

“On Track for Success”
Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition



23rd February 2012, Cranfield University
This 1-day seminar features progress in design, materials and manufacturing technologies that are essential to secure continued success for cost effective high performance composites
For more information please follow this link >>>


January 2012

UK & Ireland Chapter Student Seminar



31st January 2012 at the IOM3
More information coming soon


November 2011

Young Members’ Travel Grant



SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter is pleased to invite applications for these awards in 2011-12. The application form is available via this link >>>


July 2011

AGM and Technical Visit



The event report written for the annual AGM and technical visit to Cobham Composite Technologies is now available on the event page. Please follow this link >>>


March 2011

"Hands Off: Advances in Automated Composite Manufacturing"



Presentations from the Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition are available to all attendees. Please follow this link >>> Username and password is required to access page, please contact David Carlton for details.


September 2010

"Hands Off: Advances in Automated Composite Manufacturing"



Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition. This event is to be held on the 24th February 2011 at Cranfield University. For further details please follow this link >>>


May 2010

AGM and Technical Visit



This year we visited Princess Yachts for our AGM and technical visit on 19th May, where we saw the range of technologies that have been developed by one of the leading players in the luxury marine business. This event was open to members only. For further details please follow this link >>>


April 2010

SEICO 10: 31st International Technical Conference



SAMPE Europe International Conference SEICO 10 is one of the leading events in Europe in the Technical and Scientific Conference Calendar, associated with Advanced Materials and Processes. This event is to be held from 12-14th April 2010 at Hotel Mercure, Paris. For further details please follow this link >>>


February 2010

"High Performance Composites – The Way Ahead"
Annual Seminar & SME Table Top Exhibition



This event is to be held on 24th February 2010 at the Belfry Hotel, Nottingham. For further details please follow this link >>>


September 2009

"High Performance Composites for a Changing World"
4th SAMPE Europe Technical Conference



The 4th SAMPE Europe Technical Conference will be held from 17th to 18th September, 2009 at the Tortworth Court Three Pillars Hotel, Bristol. A visit is also planned to the Airbus facility at Filton. Click here for full details, conference registration form, airbus visit registration form and table top booking form.


June 2009

SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter AGM and Technical visit to Sigmatex



The annual general meeting of the SAMPE UK & Ireland chapter and a technical visit to the Sigmatex UK Ltd. is planned for 25th June, 2009. Full details can be found here. For registration, please email David Carlton.

Obituary for Ed Trewin

Many in the carbon fibres and composites world will be sad to learn of the death on 2nd April, 2009 of Ed Trewin at the age of 64 years. He had battled courageously with motor neuron disease over the previous two years.


April 2009

"The Carbon Footprint" - 9th Annual Technical Conference, 2009



The 9th Annual Technical Conference of the SAMPE UK and Ireland chapter was held on 24th February, 2009 at the Tortworth Court Three Pillars Hotel, Bristol.