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Exploring the discrete tools used by laminators in composites manufacturing: application of novel concept (2015)
Journal Article
Ward, C., Potter, K. D., Middleton, R., Jones, H. V., Chatzimichali, A. P., Jones, H., …Potter, K. (2015). Exploring the discrete tools used by laminators in composites manufacturing: application of novel concept. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science, 1(4), 185-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/20550340.2015.1105613

© 2016, © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This research investigates the handheld and often personally owned tools used by laminators to form advanced composites into components for aerospace, defense, and autosport; and reports... Read More about Exploring the discrete tools used by laminators in composites manufacturing: application of novel concept.

Exploring the significance of in-process knowledge to composites design and production (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Jones, H., Chatzimichali, A., Potter, K., & Ward, C. (2015, July). Exploring the significance of in-process knowledge to composites design and production. Paper presented at The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design

This work is an initial attempt to explore how knowledge generated during the fabrication of advanced composite components is relevant to their design and production. Despite their high performance applications their manufacture often relies on a man... Read More about Exploring the significance of in-process knowledge to composites design and production.

From composite material technologies to composite products: A cross-sectorial reflection on technology transitions and production capability (2015)
Journal Article
Chatzimichali, A., & Potter, K. (2015). From composite material technologies to composite products: A cross-sectorial reflection on technology transitions and production capability. Translational Materials Research, 2(2), https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1613/2/2/026001

Materials, since the dawn of time, have played a crucial role in the development of civilization. Pre-history ages are fundamentally characterized by the material humans mastered, while the transitions to new materials have always marked a different... Read More about From composite material technologies to composite products: A cross-sectorial reflection on technology transitions and production capability.

Hand layup: understanding the manual process (2015)
Journal Article
Potter, K., Ward, C., Bloom, D., Elkington, M., Elkington, M., Bloom, D., …Potter, K. (2015). Hand layup: understanding the manual process. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science, 1(3), 138-151. https://doi.org/10.1080/20550340.2015.1114801

© 2015, © 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. The hand layup of pre-impregnated woven materials is still a large part of the composite manufacturing industry, requiring the skills and experience of a human workforce to form flat plie... Read More about Hand layup: understanding the manual process.

Studying effects of preshearing on hand layup (2015)
Journal Article
Elkington, M., Carwyn, W., Chatzimichali, A., & Potter, K. (2015). Studying effects of preshearing on hand layup. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science, 1(2), 80-93. https://doi.org/10.1179/2055035914Y.0000000007

Advanced composites are used extensively in many high performance applications. As they are taken up in a wider range of applications, the volume of demand is pushing manufacturing methods, especially hand layup of woven prepreg cloth, to their limit... Read More about Studying effects of preshearing on hand layup.

Building material capabilities: A socio-technical analysis of composite product development and manufacturing strategy (2015)
Journal Article
Chatzimichali, A., & Potter, K. (2015). Building material capabilities: A socio-technical analysis of composite product development and manufacturing strategy. International Journal of Markets and Business Systems, 1(3), https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMABS.2015.073527

The development of advanced material requires much more than purely technical knowledge. This paper presents a socio-technical analysis of industrial capability issues for composites material product. The central idea behind this work is to provide a... Read More about Building material capabilities: A socio-technical analysis of composite product development and manufacturing strategy.