JEC Group has announced that the agenda is set for the 2014 I.C.S., which will take place next March 11 – 13 at Porte de Versailles, Paris.
JEC Europe I.C.S. program provides a comprehensive approach to technical information about new advances in composite markets. For the past ten years, JEC Group has been investing massively through its worldwide I.C.S. conferences, forums and workshops (Europe/Paris, Asia-Pacific/Singapore, Americas/Boston and Atlanta) to provide business intelligence and high-added-value economic, technical and legal content. It helps the composites community gain access to a wealth of learning resources thanks to the exchange of experience and first-hand information.
« From now on, each JEC I.C.S. conferences program includes a new strategic service tailored to composites Industry and End-User leaders. This service allows them to go beyond Information and Networking that is the cornerstone of our offer. They will be given the opportunity to update their knowledge on the current trends and explore new tracks with their counterparts. In JEC conferences and Leadership Circles, decision-makers have now the opportunity to benefit from a global approach on markets challenges and thus position their actions for the years to come » specifies Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.
These conferences and forums will gather 42 speakers from 13 different countries, and from international companies such as: PSA Peugeot Citroën, Chomarat, Lamborghini, Dassault Systems, Stanford University, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Johns Manville, etc…
SIMULATION / DESIGN
(Tuesday March 11, 10:30am / 1:00 pm)
The first step towards producing parts for any given industry is the designing of products and prototypes thanks to computers and advanced software. They enable users to create the part numerically and for example determine what impacts it can subsist, which defects are most likely to develop, etc. All this information is crucial to gaining time and saving costs for future development of the concerned part.
MASS PRODUCTION & ROBOTIZATION
(Tuesday March 11, 2:30pm / 5:00pm)
From on-line quality control to post-machining, reworking and repair, automation is the key to mass production in the composite materials industry. The need to develop major craft parts as quickly as the industry demands has increased the need to use automated processes, such as fiber placement and tape laying.
Innovative composite automotive application
(Wednesday March 12, 10:30am / 1:00 pm)
The materials and technology that an industry chooses are very much linked to the volume of its production. In the Automotive industry, mass production is the key. New materials, designing software, automation processes and End-Of-Life recycling solutions will enable the automotive industry to use composites to their full potential.
AERONAUTICS: Efficient lightweight structural part
(Wednesday March 12, 2:30pm / 5:00pm)
Composite materials have now been used for about forty years in the aeronautics industry in increasingly numerous parts such as airframes, rotor blades or fuselage, depending on their mechanical properties. Weight reduction is a major factor in the Aerospace industry as concern for the environment grows and fuel costs become ever higher; as is cost reduction.
HIGH PERFORMANCE THERMOPLASTICS
(Thursday March 13, 10:30am / 1:00 pm)
Over the last few decades, thermoplastic composites have gained market shares and importance. Their unique properties of thermoplastic composites such as toughness and impact resistance along with recyclability and therefore environmental benefits have created a lot of new opportunities in a broad range of applications.
MARKET AND TECHNOLOGY FOR CARBON PRODUCERS
(Thursday March 13, 2:30pm / 5:00pm)
Carbon fibers have long been specifically used in high-quality but restrained industries, due to the elevated manufacturing cost. However, their exceptional properties have made carbon fibers highly necessary in application sectors such as automotive and aeronautics. Lowering costs and enabling recycling are major challenges for this industry.