ICMAC International Conference for Manufacturing of Advanced Composites
ULSTER UNIV AT BELFAST (NORTHERN IRELAND) ENGINEERING COMPOSITES RESEARCH CENTRE
Pagination or Media Count:
This conference is the successor to the previously successful International Conferences on Automated Composites ICAC series. Due to the response from the Bristol conference in 1999 it was felt that this new name more readily reflected the theme of the conference. Reduction in manufacturing costs remains the main driver towards expansion of the use of composites in many engineering and other applications. In addition limited performance data, including the interactions between material selection, processing parameters and performance characteristics, has inhibited growth in the sector. All of these factors make the design and manufacture of composite components to meet stringent design criteria a very complex process. It is these ingredients which provide the central theme for the ICMAC conference which will highlight the latest developments and new directions for composites design and manufacture from textile technology to new and improved processing methods and routes for novel uses. ICMAC is a very focused conference which will address many of the above issues and will benefit the composites industry by promoting a greater acceptance of composite materials in an ever-widening range of applications.
- Laminates and Composite Materials