Web Industries presentation added to Carbon Fiber agenda

Web Industries' Dan Ott will discuss CFRP slit tape's role in advancing AFP adoption for aerostructure fabrication at the Carbon Fiber 2014 conference, Dec. 9-11 in La Jolla, Calif.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly newsletter, reports that it has added Web Industries (Marlborough, Mass.) to the agenda for its Carbon Fiber 2014 conference.

The conference will be held Dec. 9-11 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., USA. Carbon Fiber 2014 is sponsored by C. A. Litzler Co. Inc., Harper International, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Izumi International Inc./Kamitsu and Aonix Advanced Materials Corp.

Conference co-chairs are Tia Benson-Tolle, director of advanced materials, product development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Doug Ward, consulting engineer-composites, GE Aviation.

Dan Ott, global strategic accounts manager at Web Industries, is presenting "CFRP Slit Tape’s Role In Advancing AFP Adoption For Aerostructure Fabrication."

Abstract: As automated fiber placement (AFP) has been adopted for use in commercial-scale aerostructure fabrication, Web Industries has developed processes and technologies for producing the precision slit tape needed to meet the demanding specifications of the aerospace market. In the past 10 years, carbon fiber prepreg in a spooled slit tape format has supported the rapid growth of AFP production in two major aircraft programs and numerous other aerospace projects. In this presentation, we will discuss why slit tape presents some unique demands on CFRP products, how the slitting/spooling process can be a good predictor of a new materials’ suitability for use in AFP production, and where CFRP specified for slit tape/AFP production can enhance the supply chain for AFP-produced components. The presentation will conclude with a summary of new developments in spooled and slit tape formats as AFP processes continue to evolve.

Other confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Boeing/NASA Cryotank Development, by JOHN VICKERS, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center manager, National Center for Advanced Manufacturing NASA — Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Innovating Carbon Fiber Composites: Tackling the Major Challenges for Unlocking New Market Opportunities, by ROSS KOZARSKY, analyst-advanced materials, Lux Research Inc.
  • Using Simulation to Design Lightweight Metallic and Carbon Composite Structures, by BRETT CHOUINARD, COO, Altair Engineering
  • Big Area Additive Manufacturing and Carbon Fiber Composites, by RICK NEFF, manager-market development, Cincinnati Inc.
  • Manufacture of Low-cost Carbon Fiber from Unmodified Textile Acrylic Fiber, by LEE MCGETRICK, director, CF Technology Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratories
  • Application of Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites in High Temperature, Low Sag (HTLS) High Voltage Overhead Power Conductors, MICHAEL RUBY, global composites business manager, engineered materials, Celanese; and PAUL SPRINGER, chief engineer, Southwire Co.
  • Advanced Automation for Large Composite Structures, BARRETT MILENSKI, research & development engineer, Composites Automation and Processing, ATK Aerospace Structures
  • Aerospace Complex-Shape Metal Replacement using Xycomp DLF Thermoplastic Composites, by TIM GREENE, global product manager, Greene, Tweed
  • Design and Fabrication of a Prototype Carbon Composite Radio Telescope for the Square Kilometre Array, GORDON LACY, mechanical engineer, NRC Canada
  • Recycled Carbon Fibre – processing and conversion (uses and potential uses), by ALEX EDGE, business development manager, ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd.
  • Increased Productivity by RFID-Based Material & Asset Tracking – From the Freezer to the Autoclave and Beyond, by AVNER BEN-BASSAT, president & CEO, Plataine Ltd.
  • Enabling Growth of Carbon Fiber Production while Balancing Product Quality, Economics, and Safety through Computational Fluid Dynamics [CFD] Modeling Analysis, by WILLIAM STRY, PETER WITTING, DAVID GELDARD, RENEE BAGWELL, Harper International
  • Carbon Fiber Sizing Requirements, by ANDY BRINK, global technology and business development manager, fibers and composites business unit, Michelman Inc.
  • Composite Cryotank Technologies and Demonstration (CCTD), by JAMES K. SUTTER, NASA Glenn Research Center and JOHN H. VICKERS, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Manager.

For information about the agenda, lodging, registration and other details, please visit Carbon Fiber 2014.