CW's Carbon Fiber conference just weeks away

Carbon Fiber 2019 will be held Nov. 19-21 in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S. and is the authoritative source for the latest on technical and business trends shaping fabrication of carbon fiber composite parts and structures. 
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CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference is fast-approaching, Nov. 19-21 at the Holiday Inn-Knoxville Downtown, in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S. CW’s Carbon Fiber conference is designed to 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 also includes an assessment of global carbon fiber supply and demand. 

Click here to register for Carbon Fiber 2019

Carbon Fiber 2019 includes a one-day pre-conference seminar, optional tours of the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tenn.), two full days of presentations, access to premium exhibitors, and multiple networking meals and receptions.

Carbon Fiber conference attendees typically include representatives from the full carbon fiber supply chain, from carbon fiber manufacturers to intermediates producers to fabricators to OEMs. 

A full and detailed agenda for Carbon Fiber 2019 is available here. Below is a summary.

  • Pre-conference seminar
    • Low-cost carbon fiber for wind blades — Robert Norris, Brandon Ennis (ORNL)
    • Carbon fiber supply and demand — Tony Roberts (AJR Consultant)
  • Day 1
    • High-rate composites fabrication — Tim Kirk (Toray Composite Materials America)
    • The changing composite cost landscape — Bradley Blonigen (Spirit AeroSystems)
    • Dry fibers and potential applications — Inigo Idareta (MTorres)
    • Highly aligned discontinuous fiber composites — Dr. Shridhar Yarlagadda (University of Delaware)
    • Thermoplastic composite profiles with integral functionalization — Christian Garthus & Daniel Barfus (Herone GmbH)
    • High-volume, complex, aligned composite structures — Riley Reese (Arris Composites)
    • Thermoplastic processing technology — Luke Vardy (Cygnet Texkimp)
    • Additive manufacturing with carbon fiber composites — David Hauber (Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Albany)
    • Reducing cycle time with induction heating — Kenneth Frogner (Corebon AB)
    • Thermoplastic composites welding — Michael Kupke, Lars Larsen (German Aerospace Center)
    • Tool-less thermoplastic composites fabrication — Vele Samak (MIKROSAM)
    • Single-layer carbon fiber noncrimp fabric — Andreas Erber, John Porter (SGL Carbon)
  • Day 2
    • The 4th Industrial Revolution — Amir Ben-Assa (Plataine)
    • Ultrafast consolidation — Dr. Michael Emonts (AZL)
    • Scalable 3D printing with composite materials — Cole Nielsen (Orbital Composites)
    • Panel: Developing standards for the smart CFRP factory of the future
    • Replacing magnesium with carbon fiber thermoplastic composites — Dr. Matthew Parkinson (BASF Performance Materials)
    • Compounding with carbon fiber — Tom Drye (TechmerPM)
    • Large Scale Extrusion Deposition for Structural Applications — Dr. Kyle Rowe (Local Motors)
    • Renewable acrylonitrile for carbon fiber production — Amit Goyal (Southern Research)

For more information on the conference, including agenda, lodging and registration, please visit the Carbon Fiber 2019 site.

Carbon Fiber 2019 is sponsored by Harper International, Cygnet Texkimp, Izumi International, Abaris Training and Eisenmann