Avoiding Pitfalls: Successful Adoption of Thermoplastic Composites from Industrial and Aerospace Experts
September 09, 2020
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For years, the composites industry has touted the benefits of thermoplastic composites (TPC) over alternative material technologies, contributing to the significant growth momentum across various industries.
Utilizing their over 30-years' experience as pioneers in thermoplastic composite technology, supplemented by case studies from two innovative part manufacturers (ORIBI - Industrial and Harper Engineering - Aerospace), Toray Advanced Composites will discuss key steps you may wish to take to best implement the technology.
- Identifying good part candidates
- Selecting the best fabrication methods, materials, and formats
- Designing parts to exploit unique properties and failure modes
- Prototyping and qualifying parts
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives; Toray Advanced Composites
Steve Cease has 35 years' experience in the high-performance composites industry among different markets, including aerospace, defense, recreation, high-end motorsport, and industrial applications. Cease spent time as an independent consultant before joining the Toray Advanced Composites' executive team as VP of Strategic Programs.
Vice President of Product Development, Harper Engineering
Dodd Grande has over 30 years’ experience with composite and polymeric materials for sporting goods, consumer products and aerospace applications. Originally an aerospace engineer for Boeing, Mr. Grande has led many technical and business development teams for innovative new ventures.
Chief Commercial Officer, Oribi Manufacturing
Mr. Christensen has over a decade of experience in industrial and consumer technologies, and recently founded AMP Industrial – an innovative player in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) space that provides customer-centered solutions with leading-edge advanced composite materials, manufacturing processes, and designs.