06 October 2015
06 October 2015
The 4th session of JEC Forums gathered major Industry leaders around 2 days of high-level conferences discussing Efficiency in Design & Production for Aeronautics & Automotive.
JEC Group President & CEO Mrs Frédérique Mutel says, "Composites are revolutionary materials that move the 21st Century industry. The Boston JEC Forums presented the needs of this Century and how our materials are designed and manufactured to bring lightness and flexibility."
According to JEC, the first day focused on Design, Optimisation and Simulation. Speakers from TPI Composites, Stanford University, Chomarat, GSEa Design and CETIM discussed "Design optimisation: the end of the black metal approach", while speakers from Dassault Systemes, CompoSIDE and GE-Global Research Center presented papers on "Simulation: combining speed and accuracy".
On the second day, speakers from Altair Engineering, MIT, LUNA lnnovation, e-Xstream and Purdue University raised the question and answers of "How can production ramp-up goals be met in the aeronautics industry?". Finally, experts from CETIM, TU Munich, SGL Group, IACMI, Lamborghini, Dieffenbacher North America and Coriolis Composites addressed the issues of "Cost-competitive solutions for mass production in the automotive industry".
JEC explains that its Forums were also the stage of the 2nd Simulation Composites Circle where top composites leaders in the Simulation sector gathered to exchange and share on this topic. This exclusive networking circle is designed to cover the entire spectrum of the composites supply chain, including OEM's, Tier 1 Engineers and Manufacturers, Designers, Equipment Suppliers and Raw Materials Producers. This international networking club attempts to bring together the key strategic decision makers, top managers and executives around the state-of-the-art of virtual design, simulation and analyses of composites materials and structures. This year participants included Lamborghini, Dixie Chemical, Altair, Oracle Team USA, Siemens PLM Software, E-xstream, IACMI, Dassault Systèmes, Chomarat NA, Ashland, Autodesk, BASF, with keynote speeches from JAG Composites and GE-Global Research Center.
JEC FORUMS 2016 dates and location have now been revealed; JEC FORUMS 2016 will take place in Knoxville, US, in September 2016 in partnership with TVA, ORNL, the State of Tennessee and Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.
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The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.
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