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.
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.