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.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) recently ordered a Boeing 787 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions, complete with Spatial’s virtual slide trainer.