CompositesWorld Materials, Markets, Manufacturing agenda finalized

CompositesWorld's 2012 Materials, Markets, Manufacturing conference will be co-located with SAMPE Tech, Oct. 22-23 in Charleston, S.C., USA.

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazine, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly newsletter, reports that it has finalized the agenda for the 2012 CompositesWorld Materials, Markets, Manufacturing conference, co-located with SAMPE Tech in Charleston, S.C., USA, Oct. 22-23.

The two-day conference will give an overview of the key market opportunities for composite materials business followed by new process and product developments and manufacturing technologies for both industry veterans and newcomers to the composites industry alike.

Two single tracks on two consecutive days include:

  • Business of Composites Track: Overview of the structure of the composite materials business supply chain
  • Composites Manufacturing Technology Track: Introduction to composites and the basics, including fabrics, prepregs, preforms/complex shapes, consolidation techniques, automation, machining and testing.

Speakers include:

  • Ross Kozarsky, Lux Research: The advanced metals vs. composites landscape
  • Sanjay Mazumdar, Lucintel: Growth and challenges in composites
  • Charles Rowe, CMTC: Manufacturing technology for Navy applications
  • Randal Spencer, Concordia Manufacturing: Commingled prepregs
  • Gordon Shank, Engineered Natural Composites: Cellulose fiber
  • Bill Hasenjaeger, CGTech: Automated fiber placement 
  • David Maass, Danobat: Automated fiber placement
  • Tommy Fristedt, LayStitch: Novel fiber placement
  • DeWayne Howell, Fiberforge: Thermoformed stringers
  • Lutz Heinig, Karl Mayer North America: Stitch-bonding 
  • John Owen, HERZOG: Preform production with braiding technology
  • Bob Skillen, VX Aerospace: Thin ply non-crimped fabric
  • Stephen Misencik, Saertex: Non-crimped fabric for closed molding
  • Eric Koettker, Dixie Chemical: Reducing styrene emissions
  • Jaron Kuppers, Vistex Composites: Out-of-autoclave aerostructures
  • Thomas Drake, iPhoton Solutions: Laser ultrasound NDT

For more information and to register, visit www.compositesworld.com/conferences/compositesworld-2012-materials-markets-manufacturing-conference, or call +1 207-221-6602.