Introduction to Composites Fabrication and Assembly in Aerospace, Space, and Transportation
Part 1: March 26, 2019
Part 2: March 27, 2019
Location: Exhibit Hall – Flight Deck
Instructor: George N Bullen, author of "Economics of Composites" by SAE International and "Successful Composite Technology Transfer, Lessons Learned from NASA’s Max Launch Abort System."
Registration: Please contact Jim Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Destiney Coy (email@example.com)
The challenges associated with using composites as a replacement for aluminum reside primarily in the complex manufacturing processes and technologies for fabricating composite parts. The high cost of composites material and its manufacturing complexity have been inhibitors to the wide transfer of this technology to the non-aerospace market. The search for solutions to high manufacturing costs and efficient manufacturing processes have resulted in intense research by government, aerospace industry companies, and space agencies worldwide. This workshop will introduce participants to composites technologies that have applications beyond aerospace, including such markets as trucks, automobiles, and wind turbines. The instructor will define, illustrate, and describe the innovative manufacturing processes and technologies that have been used to solve the “composite challenge” for aerospace and space vehicles. The information presented in this seminar, derived from the successful application and demonstration of these technologies and processes on flight hardware, will serve to provide solutions for the manufacturing processes and technology challenges that have slowed the migration of this technology beyond the aerospace and space industries.
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
- Define the current state of composites manufacturing
- Evaluate critical emerging technologies that will enable expansion of composites
- Identify innovative manufacturing processes that enable low cost composite manufacturing
- Determine the critical features for successful composite part assembly
- Evaluate the key characteristics of various composites manufacturing processes
Who Should Attend
This seminar is intended for individuals looking for information related to efficient solutions for composites manufacturing and includes engineering disciplines from manufacturing, design, industrial, tooling, quality, and mechanical. In addition, non-engineering management and staff will benefit from information presented in this seminar.