19 October 2001
19 October 2001
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, (SAMPE), will be holding the 33rd International SAMPE Technical Conference at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA on November 5-9, 2001.
The SAMPE Technical Conference, an annual fall event, is sponsored this year by the SAMPE Seattle Chapter and promises to be one of the biggest Technical Conferences of the year. It was last sponsored by this chapter in 1996. The sessions feature strong technical papers (155) covering the latest technology advances in materials, advanced composites, manufacturing and processing technology, adhesives, design and analysis, coatings and various market applications. Panel discussions on Composite Aircraft Material Certification and FRP Applications to Infrastructure will also provide an open forum for discussing these critical areas by panels of experts and the attendees.
John Roundhill, VP of Product Strategy and Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, is giving the Keynote Address. He was formerly the VP of Marketing for the Boeing proposed “Sonic Cruiser.” His address on “Changing the Way the World Flies: New Dimensions in Long Range Flight” will discuss many of the current factors driving the growth of long-range air travel and the trends one might expect in the future.
SAMPE also is offering its outstanding Tutorial Program with six technical tutorials being made available to conference attendees. Four of the tutorials were selected because they are heavily attended at SAMPE conferences. Two of the tutorials are new offerings covering hot topics associated with materials and processing areas. Tabletops and exhibit booths will also be a strong part of the SAMPE 2001 Technical Conference, with the Exhibit area open for two full days on November 6-7, 2001. As a result of the strong aerospace and aircraft industry presence in the Seattle area, this conference is a ‘must attend’ function for those working in the materials and processing industry in one way or another.
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