01 March 2004
01 March 2004
The SAMPE 2004 Organizing Committee has announced this year’s Educational and Tutorial Training Program for the SAMPE 2004 Symposium
Prof Dan Adams, SAMPE 2004 Co-Technical Program Chairman, noted that ""SAMPE always provides a number of focused education training opportunities to meet the needs of the international materials and processing (M&P) community. SAMPE’s programs are top-notch and offer companies, laboratories and individuals the opportunity to satisfy the need to stay current in technology and meet training needs often imposed by employers on the workforce"". Consequently, the Organizing Committee, along with SAMPE’s International Technical Director, Dr. Scott Beckwith, has put together an eleven tutorial program to meet the M&P community needs across the board.
Dr. Beckwith said ""we were able to arrange for providing 10 tutorials developed by SAMPE as well as a unique tutorial put together by the MIL-HDBK-17 Secretariat on MIL-17, a critical design handbook on composite materials that is widely used throughout our industries. The MIL-17 tutorial is unique and offers a serious look into the latest set of changes to this important design document."" SAMPE 2004 will also be offering the following educational and training tutorials, with each one providing the attendees with a hardcopy or CD ROM handout covering the course content:
- Composite Materials Introduction/Overview
- Composite Structures Fabrication & Processing
- Nanocomposites Technology
- High Resolution NDT Methods
- Joining & Adhesives Technology
- Non-Autoclave Composite Fabrication Processes
- Resin Infusion Processing Technology
- Fire Performance of Composites
- Test Methods for Composite Materials
- Composites Tooling & Elastomeric Bagging
SAMPE has long recognized that many companies, laboratories and government agencies require their employees to participate in continuing education in technology areas such as these because the technology expands so rapidly in M&P each year.
Since it is SAMPE’s 60th Anniversary, the Exhibit Floor will hold a Welcome Reception and 60th Anniversary Party for attendees and exhibitors on Tuesday, May 18th. The SAMPE Japan Chapter (celebrating its 10th Anniversary) is providing a unique ceremony centered on Japanese traditions. SAMPE Europe (celebrating its 25th Anniversary) and the International SAMPE Society will also be providing some unique celebrations.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
TeXtreme has added a ±45° grid fabric to its line of spread tow products.
Exel Composites is collaborating with French industrial contractor CNIM on the manufacture of fibreglass components for the magnet support structure of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest experimental fusion facility.