SAE International Webcast Explores Automotive Composite Materials

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 25, 2013 - SAE International’s Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine offers a new webcast on automotive composites materials.

Composites: Are They Ready for Prime Time?” will be held Thursday, March 7 at Noon (EST). During this free, 60-minute, live broadcast, panelists will examine the new wave of lightweight, structurally robust composite materials designed to help automakers meet new, ultra-stringent fuel-efficiency regulations.

During the webcast:

- Christopher Basela, Corvette Body Structures Composites Lead Engineer, will offer an  exclusive, inside look at the Corvette C7’s carbon-fiber-intensive body structure and its use of carbon and nano technology

- Duane Emerson, Senior Development Engineer at Ticona, will reveal new developments in thermoplastic composite materials technology for vehicle interior and exterior applications

- David Mason, Vice President, Global Automotive, at Altair, will discuss how modeling and FE analysis tools can help engineers optimize their structural composite designs.

- Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during a Q&A segment.

The webcast is hosted by AEI and sponsored by Ticona and MSC Software. To learn more about “Composites: Are They Ready for Prime Time?” click here. To find the start time in different time zone, click here.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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