Carbon Fiber presentation to feature patch-based 3D preform technology

Automated production of curvilinear patch-based 3D preforms for high-volume composites fabrication applications will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Neven Majic of Cevotec GmbH at Carbon Fiber 2015.

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Automated production of curvilinear patch-based 3D preforms for high-volume composites fabrication applications will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Neven Majic of Cevotec GmbH (Munich, Germany) at Carbon Fiber 2015, Dec. 8-10 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, TN, US. Carbon Fiber is a presentation of CompositesWorld, publisher of CompositesWorld magazine and the CompositesWorld Weekly and EXTRA newsletters.

Majic will discuss Cevotec's work processing UD carbon fiber tape for patch-based layup, quality control during tape and patch processing, and load and waste optimization for 3D preforms. To learn more about Cevotec and its technology, see "Automated preform process boosts properties while cutting cycle time" from the CW Blog.

The annual Carbon Fiber conference includes a pre-conference seminar on Dec. 8 covering carbon fiber supply and demand data, a tour of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (Oak Ridge, TN, US), a keynote presentation on the 777X composite wing program, and two days of presentations about design and fabrication of carbon fiber structures and parts. 

The preconference seminar will be presented by Chris Red, principal of Composites Forecasts and Consulting LLC. The keynote will be given by Perry Moore, director — 777X Wing Operations at Boeing (Everett, WA, US). Moore, speaking for the first time publicly about the 777X wing program, will discuss the design, development and manufacture of the carbon fiber composite wing being produced for the forthcoming 777X.

For more information about the conference, or to register, visit www.carbonfiberevent.comEarly bird registration has been extended to Nov. 15.

Topics covered in the conference include:

  • Carbon fiber in wind energy applications
  • Carbon fiber for automotive lightweighting
  • Affordable carbon fiber
  • Investment opportunities in automotive and aerospace
  • Carbon fiber recycling
  • Automated 3D preform fabrication
  • Carbon fiber and energy utilization
  • Atmospheric plasma for carbon fiber oxidation
  • Carbon fiber in biomass
  • IACMI update and panel
  • Automated fiber placement
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Carbon fiber aging
  • Carbon fiber surface treatment
  • Internet of things composites fabrication

Carbon Fiber's sponsors are Harper International, Toho Tenax America Inc./Diversified Structural Composites, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Izumi International, Inc./Kamitsu, Knoxville Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, Eisenmann, and C.A. Litzler Co. 

For more information about the conference, or to register, visit www.carbonfiberevent.com. Early bird registration has been extended to Nov. 15.