03 October 2002
03 October 2002
Educational opportunities. Overviews of manufacturing and processing (M&P) technologies. Most recent technological advances. Critical materials support areas. These are all covered by the six tutorials selected by the SAMPE Organizing Committee for presentation at the International SAMPE Technical Conference in Baltimore, MD, November 4-7, 2002.
Tutorials have always been a strong focus of SAMPE in providing the most up-to-date and concentrated package of technology information to its conference attendees. Always popular, and a big draw to professionals, students and novices to the material and process engineering community, the six tutorials offer a broad opportunity for increasing education on critical topics.
The six tutorial topics, covering both “basic” and “advanced” technology subjects across the materials and process engineering industry are shown below:
Composite Materials: Introduction & Overview
Design and Analysis of Composites
Resin Infusion Processes: RTM, VARTM, SCRIMP,
RFI and VIP Technology
Manufacturing Aerospace Composite Sandwich
Printed Circuit Boards: The Electronics Composite Structures
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.