Carbon Fiber 2012 conference adds presentation on additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing used to manufacture carbon fiber polyamide composites for the Area-1 PTERA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be reviewed at the upcoming CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber 2012 conference, Dec. 4-6 in La Jolla, Calif.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, has expanded the agenda for its Carbon Fiber 2012 conference, Dec. 4-6 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., USA. CompositesWorld has also extended the hotel discount deadline for the conference to Monday, Nov. 19.

CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2012 conference, sponsored by C. A. Litzler, Harper International, Knoxville Oak Ridge Innovation Valley and Izumi International Inc., will provide an objective, comprehensive forum to discuss new developments for carbon fibers in emerging industrial markets, such as wind energy, marine, and construction, as well as in traditional markets, such as aerospace and sporting goods. Discussions will focus on methods to streamline manufacturing costs in both industrial and aerospace applications and the outlook for consumption in markets with significant potential for growth.

The conference includes a Dec. 4 preconference seminar featuring the highly anticipated outlook for global market opportunities for carbon fibers in 2012, presented by Chris Red, Composites Forecasts and Consulting LLC and Peter Zimm, ICF International. (Separate fee required). 

Added to the agenda is a presentation from Frederick Claus, business development manager at Solid Concepts (Valencia, Calif.). Claus will review Solid Concept's role in the use of additive manufacturing to produce carbon fiber polyamide composites for the Area-1 PTERA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The process was used to manufacture several aerodynamic control surfaces, including ailerons, flaps and wingtips, as well as the 7-gal fuel tank.

For more information on the conference, to register or to view the entire conference agnda, visit Carbon Fiber 2012 on the CompositesWorld webstie.