On-Demand Webinars: Materials

The Inside Story on Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace Product Design


There is growing interest in the use of thermoplastic composite materials within the aerospace and automotive industries. These materials can be manufactured into parts faster and at a lower weight and cost. Groundbreaking, high-performance engineered polymers are entering the market that, when combined with fiber reinforcements, is opening new doors for design and manufacture of thermoplastic composite parts. This 60-minute Webinar will explore modern advancements in thermoplastic composites and their benefits for the aerospace industry.

Topics include:

  • The benefits of thermoplastics versus metallics or thermosets
  • Allowables databases: generation and use
  • Modelling approaches to composites and hybrids

A Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Jonathan Sourkes, Head of Business Development, Victrex

Jonathan Sourkes is Victrex’s Head of Business Development. He has more than 15 years of experience in composite material application development. Jonathan has published numerous articles on the automated production of composites and the aerospace composite industry.

Peter Levesque, Engineering Manager, Victrex

Peter Levesque is the Engineering Manager at Victrex. He has more than 15 years of extensive experience in designing advanced composite solutions, most recently for commercial aerospace and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) applications.

Claire Steggall-Murphy, Ph.D, Strategic Technology Manager, Victrex

Dr. Claire Steggall-Murphy serves as a primary liaison between customers and the engineering and manufacturing teams at Victrex where she is a Solutions Engineer. She also manages material qualifications and serves as a technical partner for business development within the greater Victrex organization. Claire has more than 14 years of experience in the composite materials industry.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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