Bristol collaboration shortlisted for prestigious US prize

An invention that helps trains the composites engineers of tomorrow by The National Composites Centre and University of Bristol has been shortlisted for a prestigious US award.

The flagship CAMX Award recognises innovations that have the potential to significantly impact composites and advanced materials in the marketplace. The CAMX Award will be awarded during the World’s largest composites expo (15th – 18th October) to two game changing entries that reflect the depth and breadth of the CAMX themes: Combined Strength and Unsurpassed Innovation.

The invention, LayupRITE provides augmented reality training for hand layup and is shortlisted for the Combined Strength Award. This award is presented to the composites product that clearly demonstrates a team approach and effort that brings together knowledge, resources, and talent to produce an incredible example of the best use of composites materials that solves a problem.

Dr. Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer at the NCC, said: “Bristol is the global home of composite research and innovation. Across the National Composites Centre and University of Bristol we can draw on the knowledge and experience of over 500 composites experts working across diverse sectors from aerospace to oil & gas. Our winning formula of world-leading capabilities and people is attractive to industries around the globe. We are also incredibly proud that a product invented here in Bristol has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award”.

Speaking from the expo in Dallas, Texas; Dennis Crowley the project lead from University of Bristol added “The University of Bristol and The National Composites Centre have collaborated on exciting, cutting edge research and development since the inception of the NCC. Our blending of research excellence and engineering experience is a definitely a winning formula. ”

The team will be presenting their invention at the final of the CAMX awards on 17th October.

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