Events and Webinars

CKN offers a variety of event and webinars, including in partnership with others in the composites community. Our Application + Impact (AIM) and Equity, Divertity and Inclusion (EDI) events allow SMEs and industry members to network with and learn from the foremost experts in the composites field.

Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing of Composite Materials

Online

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is commonly used to assess the quality and current condition of composite materials. It is used to provide insight into the presence of defects and/or the extent of damage without destroying the part, thereby allowing it to go back into service if appropriate. Many parts go through NDT before being put into ... Read more

Introduction to Repair of Composite Structures

Online

Many composite structures encounter damage, which needs to be identified and assessed, and a decision to repair made. Repair may be advantageous in terms of cost and/or faster return to service. It may also be a more sustainable option versus replacement. This webinar is an introduction to repair of composite structures. It will start with ... Read more

Viscoelasticity and Composite Materials

Online

Polymer matrix composites exhibit viscoelastic behaviour that may affect the long-term performance of the composite structure. Viscoelastic materials display energy dissipation and a memory effect meaning that past mechanical and thermal loads will alter the material. The determination of the material properties and the prediction of their long-term response requires a range of experimental, computational, ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, featuring Janice Barton

Online

Our upcoming D&I Coffee Break session features Janice Barton, Professor of Experimental Mechanics and Director of the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture at the University of Bristol. Join us for a thought-provoking session “Inclusivity, Imposter syndrome and I,” which will focus on female and non-binary people in engineering and drawing on Janice’s lived experience ... Read more

Introduction to Adhesive Bonding of Composite Materials – Part 2

Online

The majority of parts composed of composite materials are joined with other parts before becoming the final product. Adhesive bonding is a common method of joining composites as it can be strong, quick, cost effective, and reliable, with minimal weight addition. An introduction to bonding composite materials will be presented in this two-part webinar series. ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Kero Saleib

Online

Our upcoming D&I Coffee Break session features Kero Saleib, Program management, EDI specialist and Marketing Communication expert, NGen Canada, on 2SLGBTQIA+ and HIV inclusion in the workplace. Join us for a thought-provoking webinar as we explore an essential question: "Are companies inclusive towards 2SLGBTQIA+ HIV-positive employees?" This session aims to explore the level of inclusion ... Read more

Introduction to Adhesive Bonding of Composite Materials – Part 1

Online

The majority of parts composed of composite materials are joined with other parts before becoming the final product. Adhesive bonding is a common method of joining composites as it can be strong, quick, cost effective, and reliable, with minimal weight addition. An introduction to bonding composite materials will be presented in this two-part webinar series. ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, featuring Kahina Oudjehani

Online

Our next D&I Coffee Break session features Kahina Oudjehani, Leader of Research & Technology and Sustainable Innovation, Airbus Canada, on Breaking Boundaries: Pioneering Environmental Innovation in Aerospace. Kahina will talk about her journey from her early days at Bombardier as an environmental engineer until her nomination at Airbus Canada as a leader in Research & ... Read more

Sandwich Panels in Aerospace

Online

Sandwich structures (sandwich panels) are excellent for applications that benefit from high strength to weight ratios. They find themselves in a variety of applications in aerospace, marine, automotive, wind energy, and other industries. A previous webinar, Introduction to Sandwich Structures – Materials and Processing (https://compositeskn.org/KPC/A322) provided an introduction and overview of sandwich structures. This upcoming ... Read more

Introduction to Tooling for Composite Materials Processing

Online

A composite part requires some form of tooling to take shape during the curing or crystallization process. The tooling will also assist in the deposition and alignment of fibre as well as provide the surface finish of the part. Tooling must be able to stand up to the processing requirements such as temperature and pressure ... Read more

Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, featuring Rosemary Pham

Online

Our next D&I Coffee Break session features Rosemary Pham, Engineering Workforce Strategy Sr. Leader, Boeing Global Services discussing Boeing's 2023 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report. Learn about Boeing’s goal of making their team more reflective of the communities in which they work, and how their initiatives have helped them make progress with representation and ... Read more

Introduction to Composites Sustainability

Online

It was thought that the use of composite materials would lead to a net positive environmental impact through their use in aircraft, wind turbines, and hydrogen pressure vessels, among other applications. The reality is that most manufacturing practices used to produce these composite parts are highly inefficient, producing copious amounts of waste for which we ... Read more