IComp, in partnership with The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) UK (ktn-uk.co.uk), organised an international conference on ‘Joining of Composites’ on 21st March 2017 in the world class Titanic conference facility in Belfast.
The 12 speakers were predominantly from industry as were the 86 delegates. The comprehensive programme was aimed at identifying the challenges to industry of joining composite to composite and composite to metal, which are ubiquitous across all of the rapidly expanding composites-related sectors. Speakers from academia presented some potential solutions to these problems by bringing relevant aspects of current developments, as well as future opportunities, in the S&T of joining to the attention of industry. IComp members were well represented in the programme with presentations from Peter Quigley (CCP Gransden), Thomas Engels (Henkel), Dean Bugg (Scott Bader), Alojz Ivankovic (UCD) and Conor McCarthy (UL).