Episode 4: Pam Schneider and Mike Braley, A&P Technology
A&P Technology Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) is a producer of braided materials for the composites industry. Pam Schneider, chief operating officer and Mike Braley, vice president of application development with A&P Technology, discuss advancements in braiding technology, the company’s work on the 787 and how they see composite technology evolving.
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.
Participants at CW’s Carbon Fiber 2012 Conference see one coming as early as 2016.
The composite wing leading edge on Boeing’s Dreamliner features an integrated heating element that incorporates a sprayed metal conductive layer within the laminate stack.