High Temple Workshops


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Since 1982, the High Temple (short for High Temperature Polymeric Laminate) Workshops have evaluated and reviewed advances in the design, development and application of high-temperature reinforced polymeric (organic) composites. Examples of applications include structures that must withstand hours at 500°F to 700°F (260°C to 371°C) or seconds at temperatures as high as 1400°F/760°C.

Workshop attendees include representatives of NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, major aeronautical companies, small businesses and academic institutions. The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI, Dayton, Ohio) has administered all the workshops.

“The High Temple Workshops have aided greatly in new materials development, functioning like a dress-down event for us,” notes Dr. James K. Sutter, materials lead for large-scale composite structures at the NASA Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, Ohio). “We ask the hard questions about the materials, their applications and supporting research,” he reports, adding that “there’s no room to hide.”

The 34th High Temple Workshop will be held Jan. 26-30, 2014, at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa in Sedona, Ariz.