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SpaceAM 2021

Advanced Materials & Technology for the Space Sector

14 – 15 September 2021
Leicester Racecourse, Leicester, UK

SpaceAM, the premier conference and exhibition highlighting the use of advanced materials in space technology, is taking place at Leicester Racecourse, UK on 14th-15th September 2021.

We are living in a world that is critically dependent on space technology and with that comes the need for advanced materials to deliver the best possible opportunities and outcomes for the space industry.

SpaceAM will give you the chance to discover and join the growing global community that is working together to develop and launch innovation in orbit and beyond.

SPACE AM – DAY 1

Programme day 2
Registration, Networking & Welcome

08:30 – 09:00
Registration, Exhibition and Networking
Grab a coffee, introduce yourself to fellow delegates, browse the exhibitions and get prepared for the day ahead.

09:00- 09:10
Opening Address & Welcome
Hear from the conference organisers about what’s to come.

09:10 – 09:40
Opening Keynote:

Thomas RohrThomas Rohr
Head of Materials and Processes,
European Space Agency
The ESA Advanced Manufacturing Initiative as Innovation Driver for European Space Community

Composite Materials for the Space Sector

09:40 – 10:00
Sean Cooper
Chief Engineer – Defence and Space, National Composites Centre
Navigating the Void; Helping the UK Succeed with Composites in Space

10:00 – 10:20
Joe Summers
Managing Director, Airborne UK
Affordable Composites for Space

10:20- 10:40
Nick Smith
Technical Director, SHD Composite Materials
Sustainability in High Performance Prepregs for the Space Market

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

10:40 – 11:10
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a quick drink and snack to help you through your day.

Design and Optimisation

11:10 – 11:30
Abdul Haque and Stephen Beecher
Technical Leads, AMRC
Additive Manufacturing Design and Optimisation Workflow for Space

11:30 – 11:50
Chandragupt Gorwade
Technical Sales Manager, ESI UK
Greater Efficiency and Reliability in Manufacturing with Simulation

Building the Supply Chain

11:50 – 12:10
Farooq Sabri
Principal Consultant, London Economics
Growth Opportunities Across the Supply-Chain

12:10 – 12:30
Robin Hague
Head of Launch,Skyrora
From Scotland to Space: Building a UK Supply Chain

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
Enjoy a buffet lunch whilst perusing the exhibits.

Additive Manufacturing

13:30 – 13:50
David Brackett
Group Technology Manager -Component Manufacturing Technologies, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Space Additive Manufacturing Benchmarking Centre – An Update on Progress

13:50 – 14:10
Jialuo Ding
CPO, WAAM3D
Wire Based Direct Energy Deposition Additive Manufacture for Space Application

14:10 – 14:30
Antonio Almenara
Additive Manufacturing Representative, CRP Technology
Pioneering Technological Revolution in Aerospace Via Additive Manufacturing and Composite Materials

Advanced Materials for Space

14:30 – 14:50
Amool Raina
Programme Manager, Oxford Advanced Space Systems
Applications of Advanced Technical Textiles for Space Applications

14:50 – 15:10
Ian Mellor
Managing Director, Metalysis
The Metalysis Process – High Performance Alloys and In-Situ Resource Utilisation for Space

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

15:10 – 15:40
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a quick drink and snack to help you through the afternoon.

Space Structures

15:40 – 16:00
Claire Baker
Segment Manager, Space and Communications, EMEA at Toray Advanced Composites
Out of this World – Composites Structures for Space

16:00 – 16:20
Mohan Kumar Pitchan
Post Doctoral Research Associate, The University of Manchester
High Performance Thermoplastic Nanocomposites for Space Vehicle Structures

16:20 – 16:40
Peter Christopher
Chief Scientist
Exobotics: Enabling Value Beyond Earth Orbit

The Future of Advanced Materials for Space
Out of This World Manufacturing for Space

16:40 – 17:30

Panel Session looking at how the use of advanced materials will progress space exploration featuring:

Portia Bowman
Innovation Manager, D-Orbit

Joshua Western
CEO and Co-Founder, Spaceforge

Peter Christopher
Software and Embedded Systems Lead, Exobotics

Drinks Reception and Conference Dinner

19:00 – 23:00
Drinks Reception followed by Conference Dinner at Holiday Inn Leicester – Wigston
Limited numbers available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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SPACE AM – DAY 2

Programme day 1
Registration, Networking & Welcome

09:00 – 09:30
Registration, Exhibition and Networking
Grab a coffee, keep the conversations going, browse the exhibitions and get prepared for the day ahead.

09:30 – 10:00
Keynote:

Space - Speaker - Josh WesternJoshua Western
CEO & Co-Founder
SpaceForge
The Next Industrial Revolution Isn’t on Earth: In-space Manufacturing for Our Planet

Satellite Structures

10:00 – 10:20
Mike Curtis-Rouse
Head of Manufacturing for Space – Launch Vehicles and On-Orbit Manufacturing, Satellite Applications Catapult
Orbital Manufacturing: The World’s New Wild West

10:20 – 10:40
Chantal Cappelletti
Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
TUPOD Project: The First Satellite Manufactured Using Additive Manufacturing Technologies

10:40 – 11:00
Romilly Close
Project Engineer, Haydale
Keeping It All In: Developing Nonmetallic Satellite Propellant Tanks

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

11:00 – 11:30
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a quick drink and snack to help you through your day.

Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing

11:30 – 11:50
Katy Milne

Head of Industrial Strategy, FlyZero
FlyZero – Future Commercial Aircraft and the Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing

11:50 – 12:10
Robert MacDonald

UK/Nordics Strategic Account Manager, Stratasys
The Future of Additive Manufacturing in Space Technology

12:10- 12:30
Peter Hansford
Director, Wayland Additive
Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing for Critical Space Systems 

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
Enjoy a buffet lunch whilst perusing the exhibits.

From Our Platinum Sponsors: Science & Technology Facilities Council

13:30 – 14:30
Luke Vanstone
Business Development Manager, Science & Technology Facilities Council
Taking a Collaborative Approach to Accelerating the Use of Additive Manufacturing for Space Exploration

SMEs – Maximising Success in Aerospace Related Technology Funding

14:30 – 14:50
Harriet Wollerton & Steven Stanley
NATEP Programme Director & NATEP Technology Manager, ADS Group

14:50 – 15:10
Steven Kyle Henney
Managing Director, TISICS

15:10- 15:30
Joerg Feist & Silvia Araguas
Managing Director & Technical Director, Sensor Coating Systems

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

15:30 – 16:30
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the final opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a drink and snack.

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