Composites Manufacturing 2010 to showcase lightweight materials.
Press Release Summary:
January 21, 2010 - Scheduled for April 20-22, SME's Composites Manufacturing 2010 will showcase how lightweight materials help Boeing, NASA, and other manufacturers take flight. To talk about Boeing and NASA's experiences with composite materials, Mark D. Jenks, Boeing VP of development of the 787-9 Dreamliner (a slightly bigger version of the 787-8), and Mark J. Shuart, recently retired from NASA and a current research professor at Virginia Tech, are scheduled to be keynote speakers.
Original Press Release
From the Wright Brothers Flyer to the Dreamliner
Press release date: January 20, 2010
"Productivity in Automated Fiber Placement," Mike Mauser of Ingersoll
"The "Hole" Machining Story About Advanced Composites," Glenn Sheffer, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
"Manufacturing Technology Advancements for Engine Nacelle Acoustic Panels, Jarrod Ridge of Royal Plastic Manufacturing And as an ideal historical bookend to the Dreamliner, the conference will also feature the presentation, "Reinventing the Wright Flyer for the 21st Century," by David P. Widauf, PhD of the U.S. Airforce. Widauf will discuss how he led a team to build a replica of the 1905 Wright Flyer out of composite materials using modern technology. Additionally, two tours and more than 60 exhibitors round out the event, while some additional highlights include the "Meet, Greet & Discover" Networking Reception and the J.H. "Jud" Hall Award Luncheon, both of which will present opportunities to connect with key industry contacts. "This is an exciting time in composites and the 2010 SME Composite Conference is loaded with current manufacturing and tooling innovations," adds Lofland. SME News Feed:
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