Tooling Technologies for Composites Manufacturing - A SAMPE Hands-on Workshop
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Tooling Technologies for Composites Manufacturing - A SAMPE Hands-on Workshop

Access the industry's leading tooling technology companies for personalized, interactive, and practical learning. Learn about the latest in tooling applications across numerous composites industries - Tour Registration CLOSED.

10/22/2019 to 10/23/2019
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Where: Oak Ridge National Laboratory - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee 
United States
Contact: Anessa Sanchez
+1 (626) 521-9447

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SAMPE has aligned tooling expertise with demonstrations and hands-on exercises so that you will apply what you learn by doing, using tooling materials and processes that include metal, rubber, elastomer, ceramic, high temperature foam core, additive manufactured tools, and much more. Featuring an exclusive Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) tour, SAMPE brings together a solid network of tooling companies, tooling materials and methodology for 16-hours of solid programming, credited as 16 Professional Development Hours included in a SAMPE Certified Digital Badge. Limit 40 seats. Tour Registration CLOSED.


Why attend?

  • Solve your tooling problems while exploring new technologies
  • Participate in practical hands-on lab exercises, showing tooling-materials options and choice outcomes
  • Network with professionals, material suppliers and manufacturers
  • Enhance comprehension with small class sizes
  • Earn 16 Professional Development Hours and attain a Digital Badge certifying your participation
  • Gain an exclusive tour through Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - Tour Registration CLOSED.




Day One: Tooling Technology at its Best

  • Smart tooling (shape memory tooling) for complex structural shapes
  • BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufactured) process for large, rapid tooling
  • Presentations on advanced ceramic tooling and rubber tooling
  • Tour through Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Manufacturing facility - Tour Registration CLOSED.
  • Bonus:  Networking dinner and presentation with SAMPE UTK Student Chapter 

Day Two: Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities

  • Hands-on tooling demonstrations and exercises to cement key technologies
  • Lay up ceramic tool and then "washout" demonstration of cured part
  • Part lay up of "anisotropic flat plate potato-chip" panels on C-Foam cure tooling
  • Experience application of using "heat shrink tape" on composite parts
  • and more!
  • View the full Tooling Technologies Program


*non-LinkedIn website

Dr. Scott Beckwith

Gregory Haye

Dr. Ahmed Hassen

Brad Burnett

Jeff Steensland*

Alberto Bulcao*

Jed Illsley

Darren Friberg

Alex Roschli

Dr. Zachery Wing

Mark Angler*

Tom Schmitz

Rick Pauer

Brian Joseph*


Seminar Rates:

Regular Registration: August 31, 2019 - October 6, 2019

SAMPE Member: $1450
Non-member $1550

Regular Registration (Sans Tour): October 6, 2019 - October 11, 2019

SAMPE Member: $1250
Non-member $1350



What Attendees Say About SAMPE Workshops:

"The best way to learn is through hands-on experience and that's what we are doing here today." - Philip Caouette, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co


Hotel Accommodations:

The SAMPE group rate is guaranteed based on availability until September 30, 2019. 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.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Knoxville - Room Rate - $129, plus tax
10955 Turkey Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Room Rate: $129, plus tax
Reservations: +1 865.966.8888
Ask for: SAMPE Group Rate


Cancellation and Refunds:

All cancellations must be made in writing. A 15% administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations. There are no refunds after September 13, 2019. 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. 

Participating Companies:


Platinum Corporate Partners

21680 Gateway Center Drive
Suite 300
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-2454

P: +1.626.521.9460

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