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SAE International Conference Explores the Innovations and Challenges of Today’s Aerospace Industry

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The SAE 2014 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening (AMAF) Conference & Exhibition will be held Sept. 23-25 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The biennial event provides attendees with reviews and assessments of new innovations and processes, all in an effort to address the challenges and changes affecting the aerospace industry today.

Keynote presentations will be held the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 23 and will be delivered by:

·         Steve Earl, Aerospace Structures Deputy General Manager and Commercial Programs Vice President for ATK – "Future of Composites in Commercial Aviation"

·         James Diamond, Technical Director for the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah – "Behind the Fence: Hill Air Force Base"

The technical sessions focus on technology, practices and new processes being developed – allowing aerospace professionals to stay up-to-date and prepared for the future.

The sessions will specifically reflect upon:

·         Fasteners

·         Tooling

·         Automation

·         Materials

·         Structures

·         Manufacturing

Discussions will cover new legislative requirements and government mandates that drive the future of the industry. During the exhibition, attendees will have access to leading suppliers of aerospace automations as well as the latest tools and manufacturing equipment. They will also get a first-hand look at new applications during a leading aerospace facility tour.

For more information about the SAE 2014 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition, visit To request press credentials, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting more than 145,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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