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Calendar of upcoming events


SAMPE Europe Conference in Southampton, UK

11-13 September, 2018

The 2018 SAMPE Europe Conference will be held in the UK in Southampton on 11-13th September. Planning is well in hand and details will be announced later in the year.

For further details on this event and other SAMPE Europe events, follow this link.

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UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Seminar and Table-top Exhibition

Late spring 2019

Because the UK & Ireland Chapter committee will be heavily focussed over the coming months on the SAMPE Europe 18 Conference to be held in Southamapton, the 2019 Annual Seminar and Table-top Exhibtion will take place a few months later than is usual. Further details to confirm the timing and location will be provided here in due course.

For further details on this event and other SAMPE Europe events, follow this link.

News bulletin


SAMPE Student Competition: Winners announced
Congratulations to Riikka Hasa and Geoff Neale, who will both be presenting their work at the SAMPE Europe conference in September. Their presentations are on "Mulitlayer unusual lay up CF epoxy inspired by sea shells" and "3D woven glass preforms for crash energy absorption structures". A short review of the event is given on the Students Matter page.
SAMPE Europe Conference 18: Updates

There has been an excellent respone to the call for papers and the detailed session planning is now under way.

The Tutorials Programme for 11 September is as follows:

  • A Thermoplastic Composites in Aerospace: Materials, Technologies and Applications
    Arnt R Offringa MSc
  • B1 Design and manufacture of large composite structures
    Prof John Summerscales and Dr Richard Cullen
  • B2 Tooling Technologies for Composites Manufacturing: Additive, Metal, Composites, Rubber, Shape Memory, Molds and More
    Dr Scott W. Beckwith

The Plant Visit programme scheduled for 12 September is also finalised. This year the options include an Automotive Special comprising F1 Talks and guided tours of Beaulieu Motor Museum. The Plant Visits are to Formaplex, Sunseeker, GE Aviation Ltd, Ben Ainslie Racing (Jaguar Land Rover BAR), MouldCam and RNLI College. Places on some of these visits are limited, and we would advise delegates to book early to have the best chance of securing their preferred visit.

Both tutorials and plant visits can be selected on Registration.


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