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Understanding Fibre Architecture: Challenges and novel solutions for carbon fibre SMC

Understanding Fibre Architecture: Challenges and novel solutions for carbon fibre SMC

24th June 2021

9am - 10.30am BST | Microsoft Teams

This webinar will be recorded and a replay will be provided to all the registrants.


Compression moulding of discontinuous carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (CF-SMC) is an attractive technology for high volume manufacturing of high-performance composite structures. Fibre orientation and distribution resulting from the flow of SMC are key factors in developing the desired component properties, yet physical determination of these parameters remains a challenge for many reasons.

Join us at this exciting webinar to learn more of the challenges faced in determining CF-SMC fibre architecture and the approaches we took to advance the state of the art. We are also delighted to hear from one of our industrial partners discuss what their current challenges are and what benefits they would derive from this work. You will also have a chance to ask any question you have live with our team on the day.

This webinar aims to showcase our latest composites research at WMG, as well as attract future project partners from both industry and academia to continue our technology development.



Speaker name


Opening: Composites research at WMG

Prof Ken Kendall

Automotive Composites Research Centre, WMG

Challenges the composites industry facing in understanding fibre architecture in carbon fibre SMC

Dr .-Ing Sebastian Schmitz

Automotive Centre Europe, Toray Industries Europe GmbH

Process simulation for fibre architecture prediction in CF-SMC

Dr Connie Qian

Automotive Composites Research Centre, WMG

The application of Eddy Current in fibre architecture characterisation

Dr Nessa Fereshteh Saniee

Automotive Composites Research Centre, WMG

Novel CT scanning method

Dr Danielle Norman

Dr Jai Gupta

Dr Connie Qian

Centre for imaging, Metrology and Additive Technologies, WMG

Automotive Composites Research Centre, WMG

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Please direct any queries to Connie Qian

This webinar is jointly presented by WMG and Toray Automotive Centre Europe. The research presented in this webinar is funded by the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Hub, the EPSRC Future Metrology Hub and the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

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