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SAMPE Conference & Exhibition
Featured Speakers

Distinguished professionals enhancing industry education.

Each conference category includes a variety of programs that inform and educate materials and processes professionals, including engineers, product managers, technicians, sales and marketing personnel.

Informing and educating the advanced materials and process engineering community.


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Bill Bihlman

President | Aerolytics

Bill Bihlman founded Aerolytics in 2012, a strategic management consultancy dedicated to aerospace materials, manufacturing, and the global supply chain. He started his career in 1995 as an engineer at Raytheon Aircraft. Bill supports SAE International’s AMS (Aerospace Material Specifications) consensus standards for advanced materials and manufacturing.  

Bill has a BSME, MSME, and PhD in IE from Purdue University. He also has an MBA and MPA from Cornell University, and is a licensed private pilot. 

Advanced Material & Manufacturing Systems to Support Advanced Air Mobility 

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is an emerging marketing with extremely aggressive design and operation targets. Material, and increasingly, manufacturing play a vital role. This presentation will evaluate these systems in the context of a traditional aviation paradigm. In the process, the presentation will address the following questions: What are the primary considerations for material selection for AAM aircraft? What are the barriers to implement these new material systems? Are there any concerns regarding the health of the associated supply chains? 

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David Hauber

Technology Engineer | Trelleborg R&D

David Hauber has almost 50 years of experience in advanced composites, additive manufacturing, and robotics. He helped start Automated Dynamics, now TSS Albany, in 1984 holding the position of VP of Engineering before moving to Trelleborg R&D in 2021. He was one of the original inventors of additive manufacturing and was instrumental in the development of in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic composites. His educational background is BS physics, MSEE and MS business. He and has published over 40 technical papers and holds 9 patents with 4 pending.

Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Composite Structures
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Additive manufacturing has redefined what we can create and how we create it. The dream of automatically “printing” advanced composite structures has yet to be fully realized but there has been much recent progress. 

This presentation will outline the history, current state, and future prospects for additive manufacturing of advanced composite structures.

David Hauber
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Dr. David Song

Sr. Principal Technologist |  Advance Materials and Manufacturing, Blue Origin

Dr. David Song is the Senior Principal Technologist for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, leading an R&D team to develop materials and manufacturing technologies for all programs and business units at Blue Origin. David has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry and holds more than 60 patents in a broad range of technologies. Throughout his career, David has received several prestigious awards honoring his technical leadership, including “Engineer of The Year” by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2012, Outstanding Young Engineer by the National Academy of Engineering in 2013, and “Asian American Engineer of The Year” by CIE/USA in 2018.

Invent & Reinvent, Materials and Manufacturing Technologies for The Age of Commercial Space Exploration

After decades of government-led space explorations and related technology development, the time has come for the private sector to take the central stage in establishing an affordable and sustainable commercial space economy. Materials and manufacturing technologies play a critical role in achieving that goal. In this talk, David will discuss how advanced materials and manufacturing technologies help address the many challenges in developing the next generation launch vehicles, space vehicles and commercial Low-Earth Orbit infrastructures through improving quality, efficiency and reusability, and lowering cost and cycle time.

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