Carbon Fiber 2012 conference agenda set

CompositesWorld reports that it has set the agenda for Carbon Fiber 2012, the carbon fiber industry's must-attend event of the year, Dec. 4-6 in La Jolla, Calif., USA. The early bird registration deadline has also been extended to Nov. 9.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly e-newsletter, has set 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 early-bird registration deadline for the conference to Friday, Nov. 9.

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).

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Jai Venkatesan, director, Materials Science & Engineering, Dow Chemical Co., on industrialization of composites.
  • Ross Kozarsky, analyst—Advanced Materials, Lux Research Inc., on overcoming carbon fiber's limitations.
  • Tony Roberts, on the Korean carbon fiber wave.
  • Jason Huang, CEO of CTC Global, on opportunities and challenges for carbon fiber in the electric transmission grid.
  • Joaquim R. R. A. Martins, associate professor and Graduate Program chair, University of Michigan, Dept. of Aerospace Enginnering, on comparison of metallic and composite aircraft wings using design optimization.
  • Robert Blackmon, VP of Integrated Systems, Harper International, on innovations in oxidation technology.
  • Dan Ott, global strategic account manager, Web Industries, on automated fiber placement processing.
  • Damian Bannister, CTO, Gurit UK, on manufacturing with carbon fiber prepreg.
  • Lee McGetrick, director, CF Technology Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, on carbon fiber technician training.
  • Chuck Segal, managing director and John Dispennette, chief analyst, OMNIA LLC, on cost analysis of PAN-based carbon fiber manufacture.
  • Linn Win, industry specialist — composites, Sandvik Coromant, on machining optimization in composite materials
  • Mike Braley, VP applications development, A&P Technology, on design of carbon reinforcements for damage-tolerant strucdtures.
  • Fred Claus, business development manager, Solid Concepts Inc., on additive manufacturing opportunities for carbon fiber composites.
  • Geoffrey M. Wood, CEO, Profile Composites Inc., on a high-performance carbon fiber composites application.
  • Dr. Robert N. Yancey, senior director—Global Aerospace and Anthony Norton, senior director—Global Automotive at Altair Engineering, on carbon fiber in automotive and aerospace applications.

For more information on the conference, and to register, visit Carbon Fiber 2012.