CodeKitchen: Thermoplastic Composites
By Yilan Li, Market Development, PCS Composite team, Covestro | 7-9 pm FabCafe Singapore ArtScience Museum, Thursday October 12
When people hear about composite materials, they quickly think of high-performance race cars, rockets, and cycling. They also think of an out of reach material option, that is too complex, too expensive, and too hard to work with.
However, this will soon change. Yilan Li and her team from Covestro are pushing the boundaries of Thermoplastic Composite materials to provide a revolutionary new material choice. Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics (CFRTP) are a potentially game-changing and disruptive material for mobility, consumer electronics, healthcare industries.
CodeKitchen: Thermoplastic Composites will introduce participants to the basic concepts behind CFRTP Thermoplastic Composite materials. We will engage these materials, and investigate a few digital and analogue fabrication techniques. Building from this event, participants will have an opportunity to form teams and join the #Mathack: Thermoplastic Composite Challenge on October 28, 29 at the SUTD Digital Manufacturing and Design Center.
Co-creating with industrial designers, engineers and game changers from all over Singapore, we seek to inspire down to earth ways to invent and leverage new composite materials solutions to “Tune the World” -- picking up where outdated materials and processing fail.
Yilian Li graduated from East China University of Science and Technology in 2004 with a master’s degree in material science and engineering. She joined Covestro (formerly Bayer material science) after graduation and has worked in various roles towards application development department. For the past year, she has been part of composite teams in a market development role.