Composites Today: Market & Technology Overview with Aerospace Emphasis
Tour: February 6 | Seminar: February 7-8
Gear up for a special plant tour of Ascent Aerospace’s Coast Composites facility, the largest tooling facility in Southern California, with over 225,000 square feet of production space. Key benefits:
- Learn about many unique tooling applications with composites
- Tour a facility with one-of-a-kind forming metal equipment
- Talk with "every-day" tooling engineers
Following the tour, embark on two days of comprehensive education designed for advanced materials and processes professionals. The course covers important, up-to-date aspects of the current and projected markets, critical materials used in forming composites, manufacturing methods for both Advanced Composites and FRP Composites, along with numerous examples of applications and some pertinent videos to enhance the learning process. Included references to textiles and fabrics, fiber systems, resin types and “tricks of the trade” used in manufacturing, are offered within this revised and updated workshop. Examples of manufacturing defects associated with various process environments are also included.
Day one topics will include presentations on composites market, additive manufacturing, test methods, fibers, and resin technology. Day two presentations will focus on manufacturing technologies, robotics, fiber placement, and tape laying, out of autoclave technology, and resin infusion processes.
Day one: Randy Jones, Inspection Technologies, Inc. – “NDT Inspection Technologies for Composites”
Special Luncheon Speaker - IACMI Carbon Fiber Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Day two: Lou Dorworth/Abaris Training – “Composites Repair Technologies”
BTG Composites Inc. developed this course to meet SAMPE’s needs in updating educational technologies associated with composite materials and structures across a wider variety of markets segments.
Course Instructor: Dr. Scott W. Beckwith has over 45 years experience in marketing, management, engineering, and manufacturing technical roles within the composite structures and propulsion industry. Expertise and skills developed in export control regulations, materials evaluation, and broad range of composite structures manufacturing processes, design and analysis methodology, non-destructive testing (NDI), testing and market research. Recognized as a key technical expert internationally with services on critical U.S. Government and industry committees, and professional society advisory boards, in areas of commercial and aerospace composites design and manufacturing technology.
Tour: Ascent Aerospace's Coast Composites Facility
February 6 - Bus departs from hotel at 1:30 PM and will return by 5:00 PM. New registrations for the tour are no longer being accepted.
Coast has a 235,000 ft2 facility, including a 15,000ft2 shop dedicated to composite tooling for composites.
Member: $999 / Non-member: $1099 / Student Members: $450
Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellations must be made in writing. A 15% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations. There are no refunds after January 15, 2017. SAMPE reserves the right to cancel the program due to lack of enrollment. In that event, SAMPE will refund the registration fees, but not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages.
The SAMPE group rate is guaranteed based on availability until Monday, January 15, 2018. A deposit equal to one night's stay is required to hold each reservation. The credit card used to guarantee your reservation will be charged if your reservation is cancelled 1-3 days prior to your arrival. The current occupancy tax is 17.195%, plus a $5 resort fee, per room night. A $50 early departure fee may apply.
Red Lion Hotel Rate: $169, plus tax and resort fee
1850 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Reservations: +1 (714) 620-1561
Group Code: SAMP0205
Link: SAMPE Seminar