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HIPPAC consortium brings together an expert team of five partners coming from the UK and the US. The consortium comprises:

As a global leader in composites, Exel develop composite solutions for a wide range of industries and applications, from wind energy to transportation to buildings. With more than 60 years of experience collaborating with industry customers around the world, Exel aim to produce high-performance solutions. Exel’s specialists work closely with customers across a broad range of sectors, including transportation, buildings, wind power and telecomminications.

ADVISE is developing and promoting niche technologies for quality in composites manufacturing systems with a focus on industrial automation and materials engineering. ADVISE has flourished in the development of a wealth of technological prototypes solving significant problems that the composite manufacturing industry faces. During the product development, ADVISE has collaborated with prominent research organisations and industries worldwide. ADVISE’s objective is to establish a sustainable scheme to promote and market the powerful process monitoring (dielectric) and quality assessment (sensing and NDI) technology in industrial production of composite materials. The developed technological prototypes include sensors, measurement systems and software suites for composite materials analysis, production monitoring, inspection and control as well as for shopfloor knowledge integration.

Brunel University London has been highly successful in creating industrial innovation research resources, including the Brunel Composites Innovation Centre (BCC). BCC sits between the knowledge base and industry, supporting partners in the industry to transfer academic research into industrial application. BCC specialises in novel composites processing and joining technologies, applied to industrial environments.

Established in Cambridge, UK, in 1946 and with several facilities across the globe, TWI is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in materials joining and engineering processes. Employing over 800 consultants, scientists, engineers and support staff worldwide, TWI serves 1800+ Industrial Member companies in over 70 countries (5 UK and 13 overseas facilities). TWI works across all industry sectors and in all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management technologies. TWI services include consultancy, technical advice, research and investigation for industrial member companies and public funding bodies. It also offers training and examination services in NDT, welding and inspection across the globe.

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, is a partnership of industry, academic institutions, as well as federal, state, and local governments that are working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security. This diverse public/private partnership validates manufacturing technologies that respond to private industry’s need for faster and more cost, material, and energy-efficient composite manufacturing, including recycling at the end of product life. IACMI’s research and development programs are driven by major industry participation with a focus on reducing technical risk and developing a robust supply chain to support a growing advanced composites industry.