Composites & Light Weighting

Expert-AMT

The growing popularity of using composite materials in a lightweight construction has become a megatrend. This is true not just in the automotive industry but also in the aerospace and construction sectors. Composite materials such as carbon and glass fibre reinforced polymers can significantly reduce the weight of the structural components and cut energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The lightweight and flexible features of the composites has made it one of the most promising alternatives for conventional metallic structure.

Expert has many years of experience in developing new technologies for lightweight construction using composite materials. With close collaboration with leading academic and industry partners across the UK and Europe, we combine advanced technology with industrial know-how to create unique and innovative solutions to suit your needs.

From bespoke composite moulding tools, end effectors to multi-material handling and joining, you can rely on our experience to deliver high-quality components and cost-effective manufacturing processes. No matter what your demands are, we are always pleased to have a discussion!

Mould Tools

Design, manufacture and commissioning of mould tools for all volume composite manufacturing (pre-form, compression, RTM, HP-RTM, DDF), along with support from partners offering simulation services for tool compensation, mould flow analysis, structural analysis and forming simulation.

End-Effectors

Design, manufacture and commissioning of end-effector tools for all composite manufacturing processes (plies, stacks, pre-form load and unload, mould load and unload, post-moulding processes, etc.)

Material Handling

Design, manufacture and commissioning of material-handling solutions for all composite manufacturing processes (material rolls, creels, individual plies, ply-stacks, in-process load and unload systems, integration into mould tool design for process optimisation and material utilisation).

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Expert’s team is developed to fit our customer’s specifications, always providing the highest quality standards.

For more information contact our experienced team.
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R&D

Expert is proactively engaging in the development of solutions to the projected problems the industry is likely to face. We have built strong relationships with HVM Catapult centres across the UK and are working collaboratively in support of national centres of excellence.

By partnering in multiple funded as well as collaborative and commercial research projects, we can support cross-industry and academic research projects in wide-ranging topics including material light-weighting, joining and electrification. We are looking into various areas of industrialisation of lower TRL research outputs from Universities and industrial research organisations and providing support to existing customer requirements.

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Links to HVM Catapult Centres

Strong relationships working collaboratively with, and in support of national centres of excellence for industrial research.

Funded Research

Partners in wide-ranging projects looking into various areas of industrialisation of lower TRL research outputs from Universities and industrial research organisations.

Collaborative Research

Supporting cross industry and academic research projects across material light-weighting, joining and electrification projects.

Commercial Research

Internal research in support of existing customer requirements and proactively engaging in the development of solutions to projected problems the industry is likely to face.

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