17 March 2003
17 March 2003
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and NASA are again providing SAMPE 2003 attendees with an expanded overview of advanced materials and processing technology through the use of open forum technology presentations.
SAMPE 2003, which is being held May 11-15, 2003 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, will feature presentations by several of NASA’s Technology Centers.
SAMPE and NASA have set aside an entire afternoon for oral presentations in the open forum designated as ""NASA’s Advanced Materials Program: Bringing Space Technology Back Down to Earth"". NASA presentations will focus on four technology areas:
- Ion Conducting Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells and Polymer Lithium Batteries – MaryAnn Meador and James Kinder
- Polymer Nanocomposites – Sandi Campbell
- Transparent, Anti-Static Polyimide/Carbon Nanotube Composites for Potential Space Applications – John Connell
- Wholly Aromatic Liquid Crystal Thermoset Polymers – Diane Hope
Cevotec has announced that a SAMBA Series Patch Placement system is now available for processing thermoset prepreg material.
North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) and Richard Mille have signed a long-term collaboration and exclusive supply agreement. The new multi-year contract will see NTPT develop and provide its lightweight thin ply materials exclusively to Richard Mille for horology, jewellery and luxury stationery items.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).