14 May 2008
14 May 2008
It is expected that 5,000 people will discover the latest developments in composites and advanced materials industry at the Long Beach Convention Center later this month.
The conference and tutorial program, which starts on Sunday, May 18, will feature 270 presentations by the world’s experts.
On Tuesday, the first keynote presentation will feature Mr. Takashi Ishakawa, aviation program director for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He will discuss their silent super-sonic demonstrator aircraft and update the developments of Japan’s regional jet program.
Following his talk, Mr. Peter Huntsman, president and CEO of Huntsman Companies, The Woodlands, TX, will provide insight into the global challenges and opportunities for today’s composite industry.
Another highlight is the Wednesday luncheon address by Gary Savage, Director of Operations for the Honda Racing Formula 1 Team, Brackley, Northamptonshire, UK. He will share his insight into crashworthiness and driver survivability in Formula 1 racing cars.
The SAMPE ’08 exhibition hall, featuring nearly 300 companies, will showcase the innovation and cost-saving processes available for industrialists searching for methods to improve both product and productivity.
The exhibit hall will be open Tuesday – Thursday, May 20 – 22, 2008.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.