SPE ACCE 2019 issues call for abstracts

SPE ACCE 2019 will take place September 4-6 at the at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.


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The SPE Automotive Composites Conference (ACCE) has issued a call for abstracts for its 2019 event. “Composites – Forming the Future of Transportation Worldwide,” is the theme for this year’s event reflecting the growing interest in polymer composites technologies for improving designs and reducing mass in vehicles worldwide. The ACCE features technical sessions, panel discussions, keynotes and exhibits highlighting advances in materials, processes and equipment for both thermoset and thermoplastic composites in a wide variety of transportation applications.

The Automotive and Composites Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Bethel, Conn., U.S. ) jointly produce the ACCE to educate the industry about the benefits of composites in automotive, heavy truck and other ground transportation applications.

Abstracts are due April 30th, 2019 and can be submitted online via SubmitACCEpapers.com. Final Papers or Presentations are due June 15th, 2019. 

Part Competition Abstracts (Brief description of innovation) are due June 30th and 
Final nominations are due July 30th, 2019.

Current Sessions include:

  • Advances in Thermoplastic Composites
  • Advances in Thermoset Composites
  • Virtual Prototyping,Testing & Modeling
  • Reinforcement Technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing
  • Business Trends & Technology Solutions
  • Nanocomposites
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Sustainable Composites
  • Bonding, Joining & Finishing
  • Opportunities & Challenges with Carbon Composites
  • Ideas for Additional Sessions are Welcome

Visit www.speautomotive.com/acce-conference for more info. 

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