All webinars are hosted by Airborne CTO Marcus Kremers. Marcus has 25 years of experience in the composites industry, with a strong focus on industrialisation and technology development and a passion for how composites can make the world more sustainable. Biobased composites is a recent field of personal interest.
Should you be interested in a webinar with Marcus or like to know more about any subject he talked about, please reach out via LinkedIn of Marcus Kremers.
Arris Composites is a new, exciting start-up from California who have developed a breakthrough technology ‘Additive Molding’ that enables the manufacturing of complex, organic designs in composites in high volume in thermoplastic composite. They have been in stealth mode for some years but are now bursting onto the scene, so we are very curious to hear more!
Riley Reese, Arris Composites CTO, is a repeat entrepreneur having co-founded robotic 3D printing company Arevo before co-founding Arris Composites. His experience with innovation in 3D printing began nearly a decade ago as a master’s student at UC Berkeley building biodegradable heart tissue scaffolds. He cofounded Arris Composites. As CTO, he leads R&D on Arris’ novel manufacturing process that enables scalable manufacturing of high-performance composite products.
Kunal Masania carried out his PhD at Imperial College London on nanoscale toughening of thermosetting polymer composites. His ground-breaking work in on size effects has been widely adopted by academia and industry since. In the Shaping Matter Lab, he likes to look for ways to leverage shaping freedom to enhance performance and properties of interesting new materials. Typically, he achieves this by combining nanoscale self-assembly with macroscopic shaping using additive manufacturing to generate lightweight structures with hierarchical architectures at application relevant scales. In this webinar he takes us to the future of composites.
Kunal Masania is Associated Professor at TU Delft on hierarchical bioinspired materials with contradicting properties (e.g. tough and strong, stiff and dissipative). Using 3D printing, he exploits directed- & self-assembly of natural or carbon-based materials across multiple length scales in order to study the role of anisotropy and porosity and apply these microstructural designs to large structures.
This webinar is with Mr. Yannick Willemin of 9T Labs. 9T Labs automates and digitizes composite manufacturing at scale. Founded in 2018 by a team of pioneers, passionate about bringing the next generation of high performance manufacturing, 9T Labs aspires to mass produce high performance composites as easily as metals by automating and digitizing the production workflow of composite production at the most innovative companies. In this webinar we discuss the latest on the complexities of anisotropic materials and the manual process in manufacturing carbon composites – and how to simplify this by automation and building a SaaS suite.
Yannick is into innovation and technology topics with deep experience in the composite and advanced materials field. He has both an engineering degree in mechanics and an MBA in entrepreneurship. During his 13 years at SGL Carbon,he acquired both composites and managerial competencies through his roles in R&D, Sales, Procurement, and Innovation Strategy. In January 2020, he joined 9T Labs as Head of Marketing & Business Development.
This webinar will be with Bcomp. Bcomp is the leading solutions provider for natural fibre reinforcements in high performance applications from race to space. The company started as a garage project in 2011 with a mission to create lightweight yet high performance skis. The bCores™ were launched and successfully adopted by some of the biggest names in freeride skiing. The founders, material science PhDs from EPFL, used flax fibres to reinforce the balsa cores and improve shear stiffness. Impressed by the excellent mechanical properties of flax fibres, the development to create sustainable lightweighting solutions for the wider mobility markets started.
Régis Voillat graduated in 2017 with an M.Sc. in Materials Science and Space Technology from EPFL and Imperial College London. He has since been involved with Bcomp as an R&D engineer focusing on Aerospace applications, fundamental R&D and Life Cycle Assessments. Since early 2021, he oversees all thermoset-related developments and is the R&D Manager at Bcomp.
This webinar features Prof. Leif Asp from Chalmers University. The batteries in today’s electric cars constitute a large part of the vehicles’ weight, without fulfilling any load-bearing function. A structural battery, on the other hand, is one that works as both a power source and as part of the structure – for example, in a car body. This is termed ‘massless’ energy storage, because in essence the battery’s weight vanishes when it becomes part of the load-bearing structure. Calculations show that this type of multifunctional battery could greatly reduce the weight of an electric vehicle. Prof. Leif Asp estimates the battery could reach an energy density of 75 Wh/kg and a stiffness of 75 GPa. This would make the battery about as strong as aluminium, but with a comparatively much lower weight.
Since 2007, Professor Asp leads research activities on multifunctional composites. In particular, the research group performs research on structural battery composites, a material that can simultaneously store electrical energy and carry mechanical loads. The work comprises material development and characterization, ranging from mechanical and electrochemical characterization of constituents to cells and multi-cell structures.
This webinar features Martin van Onna from Strohm. As a pioneer in the Oil & Gas industry we talked to Martin about the technology of their TCP addressing e.a.:
In 2007 Martin van Onna started Strohm, (formerly Airborne Oil & Gas) as the world’s first and leading manufacturer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe. In the role of General Manager he developed the start-up, set up pilot production and successfully introduced our technology and products in a very conservative Oil & Gas market. In 2014, following the company’s relocation and establishment as independent company, he became statutory director and moved to his current role of Chief Commercial Officer and, recently, Deputy CEO, for what is now a successful scale-up in the Oil & Gas and Renewables markets.
Implementing Digital Manufacturing is the latest trend, but what does it mean in practice and how can you use it for composites? In this webinar you will find out more about the digital capabilities we developed at Airborne and how to use them in actual cases. The webinar contains a demo of one of our capabilities: the Automated Laminating Cell which will give more insights in digital production in action.
Interested in how to improve your potting work stream? Whether you produce interior parts or structural components using honeycomb material, this is the webinar for you. We discuss a great way to improve your local reinforcement application or edge sealing process.
Using our proprietary Automated Kitting solutions have many advantages, and this webinar will answer questions such as: What is Automated Kitting? How can I determine if it is the right solution for me? What are the benefits that I can expect for my production?
Implementing Digital Manufacturing is the latest trend, but what does it mean in practice and how can you use it for composites? Find out how digital manufacturing can enhance your composite parts production, whether that means creating that crucial edge over your competitor, or making manufacturing much easier for yourselves.
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