SAMPE 2013 Long Beach preview

The Society’s annual convention comes home to the West Coast and homes in on future possibilities for advanced composite material and process engineering.
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In 2013, the annual Conference and Exhibition of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE, Covina, Calif.) returns to its long-time anchor show site in Long Beach, Calif. Set for the Long Beach Convention Center, May 6-9, SAMPE’s U.S. show is expected to attract as many as 5,000 U.S. and international attendees, representing an unprecedented range of disciplines in the advanced materials and processes arena. SAMPE predicts that, this year, more than 400 exhibitors (see the list of exhibitors, as of April 1, below) will be on hand (more than 340 had confirmed booth space as HPC went to press), bringing with them the latest in new products, processes and services aimed at manufacturers who use advanced composite materials.

SAMPE also has assembled an extensive list of conference presenters — more than 300 — whose papers cover a broad spectrum of composites subject matter in 10 concurrent tracks, focusing on the latest applications and market developments (see “SAMPE 2013 at a glance” at the end of this artile or by clicking on its title under "Editor's Picks"). Among the many top efforts, the following are the brightest highlights.

Keynoters look ahead

Keynote speaker Dr. John Tracy, chief technology officer and senior VP, Engineering, Operations & Technology at The Boeing Co. (Seattle, Wash.), will present “Beyond the 787: Developing the Future of Materials and Processes That Shape Aerospace” on May 7. He will survey the aviation materials that have enabled current aircraft technology and will offer perspectives on forthcoming technology advances in structures and materials that will enable the next generation of innovations.

On May 8 Heinz Voggenreiter, director, Institute of Materials Research at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, the German Aerospace Center, Cologne, Germany), in an as-yet untitled speech, will call the advanced materials community to defragment its approach to R&D. Voggenreiter hopes to encourage researchers to “crosslink” their efforts for more efficient and less cost-intensive product development.

Progressive panel discussions

SAMPE panel organizers are taking seriously their panel title, “Global Composites.” SAMPE’s Global Forum on May 7 will examine how technology research, development, and innovation are done in the leading laboratories and composites centers of excellence around the world. An experimental “Live-Blog In” will hyperconnect remote participants on six continents. The panel discussion will be blogged in real time, and questions for the panelists will be gathered online. Panel moderators Charles Rowe, technical director, ATI/SCRA (Columbus, S.C.), and Lennie Poveromo, director of technology development, Northrop Grumman (West Falls Church, Va.), will be joined by an international group of panelists including Takashi Ishikawa (Nagoya University and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tokyo, Japan), Ted Brezina (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, U.K.), Remko Akkerman (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Murray L. Scott (CRC for Advanced Composite Structures, Port Melbourne, Australia) and Richard Degenhardt (DLR).

On May 9, moderator John Russell of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio) and panelists Matt Scharch, also of AFRL; Jon Schuck of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.); Mick Maher of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA, Arlington, Va.); and Neil Graf of the Office of Naval Research (Arlington, Va.) will discuss the “Manufacturing Challenges Facing the DoD.” This ITAR-restricted session will consider the ongoing investments within the panelists’ services and agencies and their forecasts for future U.S. Department of Defense composites manufacturing needs in both new and fielded military platforms.

SAMPE Fellow awardees

SAMPE will honor the 2013 class of SAMPE Fellows for their distinguished, lifelong contributions in the fields of materials and processes the evening of May 6 at a special Fellows Banquet at the Renaissance Hotel, two blocks from the convention center.

Since the Fellows program’s inception in 1982, only 134 advanced materials experts have been so designated. The 2013 SAMPE Fellows are William Avery, Ph.D, a Boeing associate technical fellow, Boeing Advanced Structures Technology (Seattle, Wash.); Kenji Iizuka (posthumous award), the late president and owner of Iizuka Technosystems Inc. (Kyoto, Japan); Max L. Lake, president, Applied Sciences Inc. (Cedarville, Ohio); James K. Sutter, Ph.D, organic/polymer chemist, NASA Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, Ohio); and Shanying Zeng, Ph.D, Boeing technical fellow, Boeing Research and Technology (Seattle, Wash.).

For more information about the SAMPE Fellows Banquet or the SAMPE 2013 Conference and Exhibition, contact Michelle Tubb, Tel.: (626) 331-0616 x603; E-mail: michelle@sampe.org; Web site: www.sampe.org.


SAMPE 2013 Exhibitors List

3A Composites/Baltek Airex          I31

3M Aerospace          K13

4DSP LLC     E42

A&P Technology      M19

A.B. Carter Inc.         F33

ABARIS Training Resources Inc. N13

Accudyne Engineering & Equipment Co.           L27

Accutek Testing Laboratory           K31

Across USA Inc.       O42

Adesso Advanced Materials Wuxi Co. Ltd.         R53

Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Ltd. – Epoxy Div.     H41

Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing         Q31

Advanced Composite Products and Technology Inc. (ACPT Inc.)     I37

Advanced Composites Inc.           Q30

Advanced Integration Technology            K42

Agilent Technologies          R40

AGY    J38

AIP Aerospace LLC N15

Air Products and Chemicals         J34

Airtech International Inc.     L11

Aldila Composite Materials           I43

Alpha Technologies/AVPRO         R30

Altair Engineering    R39

AlzChem LLC/AlzChem AG           P42

American Autoclave Co.     S23

American GFM Corp.          I21

AMS Corehog           R46

ANF Technology Ltd.           O53

Apex Machine Tool Co.       D45

Applied Aerospace Structures Corp.       J40

Aramicore Composite Co. Ltd.     D44

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)      S26

AREVA           E35

Arkema Inc.   G27

ASC Process Systems       L43

Assembly Guidance Systems Inc.           O15

Associated Industries Inc. L26

Automated Dynamics         O32

Axiom Materials Inc.            R43

Barrday Composite Solutions      H31

Benecor Inc. F28

BigC Dino-Lite Scopes      R47

BJB Enterprises Inc.           O47

Bloomer Plastics Inc.         F41

Bondtech Corp.        F30

Bostik Inc.     O46

Breton SpA    M30

Brighton Technologies Group Inc.           Q50

BriskHeat Corp.       O40

Burnham Composite Structures Inc.       O11

BYK USA Inc.            F50

C.A. Litzler Co. Inc.  I18

C.R. Onsrud Inc.      Q43

Callaway Carbon     C43

Carestream NDT     S8

Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC           Q4

CASS Polymers of Michigan Inc.  E39

CCP Composites US LLC            S29

Century Design Inc.            G30

CGTech         K40

Changzhou Sunlight Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.  G31

China Hangzhou Mingda Glass Fibre Co. Ltd.  G57

Chomarat North America LLC      J30

Cincinnati Testing Laboratories   P10

Clear Carbon and Components Inc.       P53

Click Bond Inc.         J23

CMS North America Inc.     H27

CNC Technics Pvt. Ltd.      46

Cobham        I42

Cold Jet         P52

Composiflex Inc.      N53

Composite Fabrics of America     F43

Composite Polymer Design         S38

Composites One     I26

CompositesWorld/High-Performance Composites & Composites Technology S28

CompuDAS K55

Conax Technologies M54

Conductive Composites Co.         R12

Controx Neuhauser            F38

Cool Clean Technologies N46

Cooper-Atkins Corp.           E41

Cornerstone Research Group Inc.          G21

CPS Technologies Corp.   R41

CTS Composites Inc.         O36

Cygnet USA  G33

Cytec Industries Inc.           I11

Daicel (USA) Inc.     H55

Dantec Dynamics Inc.        H30

Dassault Systèmes E38

David H. Sutherland & Co. L35

DCM Clean-Air Products Inc.        Q47

De-Comp Composites Inc D32 & D34

Dedienne Multiplasturgy Group F34

Delsen Testing Laboratories, Inc.           J19

DelStar Technologies Inc. L31

DeltaTRAK Inc.         H40

Despatch Industries           M43

Dexmet Corporation           P16

DIAB Sales Inc.        N36

Diversified Machine Systems       D43

DowAksa Carbon Fiber      Q18

DPSS Lasers Inc.    N60

Duna USA     H59

Dunstone Company Inc.    M22

DuPont Protection Technologies S19

E.V. Roberts L21

Eastman Machine Co.        N27

EEONYX Corp.         E36

Elantas PDG Inc.     P31

Electroimpact Inc.    M56

Element Materials Technology     N43

ESI Group     D47

Euro-Composites Corp. I27

Evonik            K47

EXAKT Technologies Inc.  O38

Exelis M13

ExOne            P56

Exova OCM   P19

e-Xstream Engineering LLC         G42

Fabric Development           P11

Ferry Industries Inc.            G47

Fiber Dynamics Inc.            F49

Fiberforge Corp.      F22

Fiberlay          C40

Fiber-Line Inc.          G45

Fibrtec Inc.    H53

Firehole Composites         L32

FlackTek Inc.            L30

Flight Safety International  M39

Freeman Manufacturing & Supply Co.    H21

Geiss LLC    Q11

General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products          J42

General Plastics Manufacturing Co.        O12

Genesis Systems Group   I47

German Advanced Composites Inc.       M57

GFMI Aerospace and Defense     F40

GKN Aerospace       M26

Global Silicones Inc.           N37

Globe Machine Manufacturing Co.           I40

Gordon Composites Inc.   S22

Graco Supply & Integrated Services        J35

Granta Design         E30

Grieve Industrial Ovens & Furnaces/International Thermal Systems           S32

Gunnar USA Inc.      K37

Hainan Zhongxin Chemical Co. Ltd.       R10

Hall Composites     E40

Harper International            N39

Harvest Technologies Inc. Q39

Hawkeye International        M1

HEATCON Composite Systems  L20

Helman Tensioners Inc.    L47

Henkel Corp.            J13

Hexcel Corp. O5

Hi-Performance Products Inc.      F46

Hirose Paper Mfg. Co. Ltd. North American Office        H28

Hisco S12

HITCO Carbon Composites Inc.  C38

Hollingsworth & Vose Co. S16

Horn Company        K43

HOS-Technik GmbH           K29

Huntsman Advanced Materials    N4

HyperSizer - Collier Research      R13

Hysitron         D36

IKONICS Micro-Machining Solutions       L40

Imperium Inc.           H19

IMR Test Labs          F32

InChem Corp.          Q22

Innovative Composite Engineering (ICE)           P5

InnoVoc Solutions   S22

INOAC USA Inc.       D39

Instron           A44

Integrated Technologies Inc. – INTEC    M38

Intertek           Q51

IST - Industrial Summit Technology Corp.         O37

Janicki Industries Inc.         L39

JB Martin Ltd.            P38

JEC Group    P35

Jensen Industries Inc.        R35

JPS Composite Materials  I14

K.R. Anderson Inc.  S20

KAMAN Composites – Vermont   J21

Kaneka North America LLC          L33

KNF FLEXPAK Corp.           G40

KSE GmbH - Keilmann Group      F29

LAP Laser LLC        G34

Laser Projection Technologies Inc. (LPT)          B46

Laser Technology Inc.        M20

LEWCO Inc.  S44

Lingol Corp.  R60

Lintech International           H43

LMG    Q53

LMT Onsrud LP        P12

LT Machines Ltd.     R34

Lucas Industries     S27

Luna   Q41

M.C. Gill Corp.          Q15

MAG IAS LLC            N47

Magellan Aerospace           K59

Magestic Systems Inc.       D48

Magnolia Advanced Materials Inc.            N32

Magnum Venus Plastech  M33

Mahr Metering Systems Corp.      P47

Marathon Heater Inc.          Q16

Marietta Nondestructive Testing Inc.       J36

Matec Instrument Companies Inc.           L28

Materials Sciences Corp.  N33

Matrix Composites Inc.       R21

Maverick Corp.         O27

MB Superabrasives            E47

McClean Anderson N21

McGill AirPressure LLC      Q21

McLube Div. of McGee Industries Inc.     P44

Melco Steel Inc.        F39

Microtek Laboratories         I54

Middleton Research           I32

Miki Sangyo USA Inc.          M36

Miller-Stephenson Chemical        O43

MISTRAS Group Inc.           R22

Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc.   D40

Mokon            H47

Myers Engineering Inc.       L53

Nabertherm  G56

Nammo Composite Solutions     P17

NanoSperse LLC    O27

National Aerospace Supply           S4

National Diamond Laboratory      E31

NDT Solutions Inc.  I57

NDT Systems Inc.   H32

NEi Software            S31

NETZSCH Instruments North America LLC      E45

Newport Adhesives and Composites Inc.          P34

NExT (Niles Expanded Technologies)    Q33

Niles NanoFabrix LLC        Q35

Nippon Graphite Fiber        O14

North Coast, The Companies of  O21

NUCAP Industries Inc.       I52

NuSil Technology    H12

OEM Press Systems Inc.   I58

Olympus        P21

Optitex USA   S48

Owens Corning Composite Solutions BusinessC49

Oxeon Inc.R16

Pacific Coast Composites            Q46

Paragon D&E           K38

Park Electrochemical Corp.          P43

Patz Materials & Technologies     P13

PCM Innovation        M53

Pinette Emidecau Industries        S17

Plascore, Inc.           H42

Plasma Technology Inc.    E43

Plastic Metals Technologies Inc. R8

Plataine Ltd. N57

Polystrand Inc.         S22

PPG Industries Semco Packaging & Application Systems    S34

PQ Ovens      L42

Precision Measurements & Instruments Corp.            I22

Prospect Mold & Die Co.    R20

PTM&W Industries Inc.       H38

Pyromeral Systems            P20

Quality Material Inspection Inc.     I38

Quantum Composites       F44

Quartus Engineering Inc.   D37

Quatro Composites            S5

Quickstep Composites LLC         S40

RAMPF Group Inc.   N56

Renegade Materials Corp.            O27

Revchem Composites Inc.            I39

Revolution Composites LLC        R28

Robotmaster-In-House Solutions           J56

Rolled Alloys Inc.     E44

RTI International      P46

Rubbercraft   F45


SABIC Innovative Plastics  G52

SAERTEX USA LLC            K21

Sage Automation     R33

Saint-Gobain ADFORS       Q27

Scott Bader Ltd.       F42

SCRA Composites P14

Sealant Equipment & Engineering Inc.   O1

Seifert and Skinner & Associates Inc.     N52

Sensitech Inc.          Q20

Sicomin         R5

Siemens PLM Software     S11

Sigmatex       J29

Siltech Corp. L54

SINGLE Temperature Controls Inc.         Q12

SL Laser Systems  O35

Smart Tooling          R27

Smooth-On Inc.        G44

Solid Concepts Inc. E34

Solvay Specialty Polymers R15

Specialty Materials Inc.       P22

SPX Thermal Product Solutions   R50

Starfire Systems      F51

StateMix Ltd. G39

Stepan Co.    I30

Stiles Machinery Inc.           L36

Stratasys Inc.            N38

Structural Diagnostics Inc.            P40

Surface Generation America         O44

Surfx Technologies LLC    F26

Swift Engineering Inc.         Q5

SWORL, div. of Prairie Technology          R23

System Three Resins Inc. O41

TA Instruments        G50

Taricco Corp.            L23

TCR Composites    R7

TE Wire & Cable      R38

Technical Fibre Products Inc.       Q8

Technology Marketing Inc. G26

TechStrand   S22

TenCate Advanced Composites USA     J47

Textile Products Inc.            P9

The University of Southern Mississippi  G35

Thermal Equipment Corp. F20

Thermal Wave Imaging Inc.          Q23

Thermocoax SaS     G48

Thermwood Corp.   F27

THINKY USA Inc.     G16

Ticona Engineering Polymers      K34

Tinius Olsen Testing Machines Inc.        H34

Tiodize Co. Inc.        J57

TMP Inc., A Division of French       Q9

Toho Tenax America           J43

Torr Technologies Inc.       O13

TR Industries           D41

Trelleborg Offshore Boston Inc.   H17

Trilion Quality Systems      M37

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp.   M34

Ultracor          E33

Universal Laser Systems Inc.       G41

Universal Star Group Ltd.  H35

University of Dayton Research Institute  O27

US Army Research Laboratory     R42

Utah   M27

Vector Composites I34

Venango Machine Co.        Q14

Verisurf Software Inc.          R18

VerTechs Enterprises Inc. R31

Victrex USA Inc.        K33

ViscoTec America Inc.        H39

VMS Aircraft Co.       K41

Volume Graphics    F31

Wabash MPI J37

Walton Process Technologies     L57

Warm Industrial Nonwovens        G38

Waukesha Foundry Inc.     J39

Web Industries        P27

Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc.            Q26

Weihai Guangwei Composites Co. Ltd. D42

West Virginia Development Office           N42

Whiting Door Mfg. Inc.I35

WichiTech Industries Inc.  H26

Wickert Hydraulic Presses            G29

Wisconsin Oven Corp.       I46

Wolff Industries Inc.            R26

WPC Treatment Co. Inc.    H37

Zeus Inc.       F35

Zotefoams Inc.         M47

Zyvax Inc.      J26