Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015
A look at the 15th edition of SPE’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).
The 15th edition of SPE's Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) was its largest event to date. This year’s show, which the theme was Composites: The Next Generation of Lightweighting, returned Sept. 9-11, 2015 to The Diamond Banquet & Conference Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI in the Detroit area.
There was plenty to see and hear— so here's a sampling of the conference and exhibition.
- Carbon Fibers
- Design & Tooling
- Altair Engineering Inc.
- Hexion Inc.
- Huntsman Advanced Materials
- LANXESS Corporation
- Owens Corning Composite Solutions Business
- Society of Plastics Engineers
- Toray Industries Inc.
- Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc.
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