Carbon Fiber 2013 conference presentations taking shape

CompositesWorld's preliminary lineup of speakers for Carbon Fiber 2013 includes representatives from Premium AEROTEC, Volkswagen, Plasan Carbon Composites, Quantum Technologies, Sigmatex, NASA Glenn and more.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance CompositesComposites Technology magazines, and the CompositesWorld Weekly newsletter, says that the agenda for its annual Carbon Fiber conference, Dec. 9-12, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville in Knoxville, Tenn., USA. 

Sponsored by C.A. Litzler, Harper International, Knoxville/Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium, Izumi International and Toho Tenax America Inc., Carbon Fiber 2013 confirms these speakers to date:

  • Angelos Miaris, Premium AEROTEC GmbH: "Producing Thermoplastic Matrix Composites for Aeronautical Applications under Industrial Scale Conditions"

  • Hendrik Mainka, Volkswagen Group of America Inc.: "Alternative Precursors for Sustainable and Cost-effective Automotive Carbon Fibers"

  • Gary R. Lownsdale, CTO, Plasan Carbon Composites: "Next Generation Carbon Fiber Composites: Beyond Medium Volume"

  • Neel Sirosh, CTO, Quantum Technologies Inc.: "Carbon Fiber Powering America’s Big Rigs"

  • Anthony Vicari, research associate, Lux Research: "Planning for Ripe Fruit: Materials Innovation Lifecycles as a Scouting Tool"

  • Mark Campbell, new product development, Hyperco Div., MW Industries: "Development of Hyperco Carbon-composite 'Bellows Spring' (CCBS) System for Automotive Suspensions"

  • Chris McHugh, technical manager, Sigmatex (UK) Ltd.: "Application and Processing of Complex Fabrics for Lightweight Structures"

  • Gary D. Roberts, research materials engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center: "A Hybrid Composite/Metal Gear Concept for Rotorcraft Drive Systems"

  • Gordon Lacy, mechanical engineer, NRC Canada: "Design and Fabrication of the DVA-1 Radio Antenna"

  • John M. Carson, executive director, AltusGroup Inc.: "Lighter, Stronger, Greener: How Carbon Fiber is Modernizing Precast Concrete!"

  • Aaron Barr, technology advisor, MAKE Consulting: "Carbon Fiber Usage in the Wind Energy Industry"

For more information about the conference, or to register, visit Carbon Fiber 2013.