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.
Engaging the advanced materials and process engineering community.
Tuesday, May 5
Grow Your Business Through State and Federal Engagement
MODERATED BY LaNetra Tate | NASA | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The diverse panel will offer insights into the financial and technical resources available to small- and medium-sized materials developers and manufacturers in support of product and business development. The panel will highlight the process of federal government’s investment in advanced materials research and development through the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) as well as manufacturing and business development assistance offered by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership program (MEP). The panel will also provide insight into on-boarding into global OEM supply chains. Learn more.
Digital Design for Material Processing, Part Performance and Production System Value
MODERATED BY Dr. Anoush Poursartip | Director of Research | Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Inc. | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multi scale transformation process modeling increasingly contributes to efficient development and implementation paths for advanced composites into high performance applications. Model and model directed experiments are enabling mechanical property and performance optimization and verification at the part level, and are beginning to provide early inputs into production system design. This panel will describe and discuss the current state and future potential of advanced materials modeling and product-level process simulation from R&D through airframe manufacture. Learn more.
Above Polyimides: Unlocking the Power of Ceramic and Carbon Composites
MODERATED BY Doug Freitag | Technical Director | United States Advanced Ceramics Association (USACA) | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In a world where advanced computer modeling and simulation packages are helping engineers optimize new product designs to increase performance, oftentimes the limiting factors to meeting spec are the mechanical and thermal restrictions inherent to currently available engineering material. Extreme-environment composites, such as carbon and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) provide as entire world of new thermo-mechanical properties thus allowing engineers the ability to unlock the potential of some of their most advanced high temperature and high-speed designs. Join our panel to learn more about the performance, processing and application of these highly engineered systems, where experts from around the industry will provide their unique perspectives on the current and future state of high-temperature composites. Learn more.
Future of Advanced Materials and Processes Composite Certification
MODERATED BY Cynthia Ashforth |Senior Technical Specialist | Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Wednesday, May 6
Advanced Composites Lifecycle Enhancement – The Path to a Sustainable, Environmentally Beneficial Reuse/Recycling Industry
MODERATED BY Pete George | Associate Technical Fellow Engineer | Boeing | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Advanced composites have experienced tremendous growth in recent decades largely based on application use, energy consumption reduction contribution to overall life cycle benefit, and customer value. Further benefit and corresponding greenhouse gas emission reductions can be realized through reuse and recycling while also reducing solid waste landfill burdens. This panel will discuss current activities positioned to avoid landfill and find ways to work together to reduce, recover, repurpose and reuse second-use composites as a valuable input material for various useful product, in a manner that makes business sense and minimizes negative impact on the environment. Learn more.
Workforce Challenges for our 21st Century Aerospace Community
MODERATED BY Tia Benson Tolle | Director, Materials & Fabrication | Boeing | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Composite technologies applied to composite products, such as those used for commercial and military aerospace vehicles, require many skills, which are not easily attained from academic or trade school exposures, including technician/inspector certifications, advanced education, formal continuous education and industry experiences within a given company/organization or group of companies/organizations. This panel will discuss sustaining existing products while meeting future product needs, the challenge of meeting new product safety, performance and value goals, and how to address the need for non-standard or disruptive technologies. Roles for academia, industry and government will be discussed. Learn more.