CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, reports that it is nearing completion of the agenda for the Carbon Fiber 2012 conference, scheduled for Dec. 4-6 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., USA.
Sponsored by C. A. Litzler (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) and Harper International (Lancaster, N.Y., USA), CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2012 conference will provide an objective, comprehensive forum to discuss new developments for carbon fibers in emerging industrial markets, such as wind energy, marine, and construction, as well as in traditional markets, such as aerospace and sporting goods. Discussions will focus on methods to streamline manufacturing costs in both industrial and aerospace applications and the outlook for consumption in markets with significant potential for growth.
One of this year's speakers is Dr. Robert N. Yancey and Anthoney Norton of Altair Engineering, who will discuss aerospace and automotive composites manufacturing, with emphasis on the challenges, opportunities, requirements and needs of these industries in regards to composite structure design, manufacturing, repair and disposal. A review of these issues will be presented as well as lessons that each industry can learn from one other and areas of potential collaboration in the future.
Early bird registration for this important composites industry conference ends Nov. 2., and discounted hotel rates are available through Nov. 12. Visit www.compositesworld.com/conferences/compositesworlds-2012-carbon-fiber-conference for registration and more information.
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