17 June 2014
17 June 2014
SAE International and the University of Michigan are teaming up to launch the “Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy.”
The five-day Academy will be held Nov. 10-14 at SAE International’s Troy, Michigan, US office. The company explains the Academy will provide an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types such as carbon, glass and natural fibres.
According to SAE International, new to the Academy this year will be interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities at the University of Michigan’s Composites Structure Laboratories, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. The activities will provide insight into testing various composite materials as well as processing and manufacturing composite structures.
The companies state “Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy” provides an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types, and focuses on carbon fibre processes, typical applications, benefits, and shortcomings and limitations. Attendees will become familiar with composites terminology, quality issues, costs and automotive market needs, and gain a holistic understanding of automotive carbon fibre applications.
By attending, the companies state participants will be able to:
Co-lead instructors for the Academy include: Saeed Siavoshani, PhD, Technical Program Manager for LMS, A Siemens Company and adjunct professor, University of Detroit Mercy; and Khaled Shahwan, PhD.
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