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SPE ACCE issues call for papers for 2020 conference

Paper abstracts are due April 17, 2020, and final papers or non-commercial presentations are due June 19, 2020.
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SPE ACCE conference

A presentation from SPE ACCE 2019. CW photo | Scott Francis

 

The Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Expo (ACCE) team has issued a call for papers, exhibitors and sponsors for its 20th annual event to take place Sept. 9-11, 2020 in Novi, Mich., U.S. The theme for the 20th anniversary event is “Driving Innovation Transportation,” with a focus on polymer composites as the leading technology driving innovation in automotive electrification, mobility and autonomy. 

The 2020 ACCE technical program will include 80-100 papers and presentations on industry advances, organized into the following categories: 

  • thermoplastic composites,
  • thermoset composites,
  • modelling,
  • additive manufacturing and 3D printing,
  • enabling technologies,
  • sustainable composites,
  • bonding, joining and finishing,
  • carbon fiber composites and
  • business trends and technology solutions.

Paper abstracts are due April 17, 2020, and final papers or non-commercial presentations are due June 19, 2020.

automotive composites at SPE ACCE 2019

The composites-intensive 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, on display at the 2019 SPE ACCE. CW photo | Scott Francis

A template for papers can be downloaded from the SPE ACCE website, and abstracts should be submitted via email to ACCEpapers@speautomotive.com.

There are also exhibit and sponsorhip opportunities available. Interested companies can go to www.speautomotive.com/acce-conference for more information.  

 

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 variety of transportation applications. Networking breakfasts, lunches, and receptions enhance the value of the event that attracts more than 900 attendees worldwide. The Automotive and Composites Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) jointly produce the ACCE to educate the industry about the benefits of composites in transportation applications.

The 2020 ACCE will be co-chaired by 2018 and 2019 ACCE co-chair Dr. Alper Kiziltas, technical expert, Sustainability and Emerging Materials, Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, Mich., U.S.), SPE Automotive Div. vice-chair & education committee chair ;and Dr. Xiaosong Huang, lab group manager of Polymer Composite Systems in GM Global Research & Development, General Motors Co. (Detroit, Mich., U.S.).

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