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.
Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.