Conference Program

Additive Manufacturing Standards Development and Coordination

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This session will provide a short overview of the “Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing”, along with a lively discussion amongst leaders from industry, academia and standards development organizations on the current and future state of AM standards.

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Thread for Composites Part Manufacturing

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This panel will introduce and discuss key elements of Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Thread technologies, and then further elaborate on new opportunities positively impacting production yields & quality, serviceability, and potentially introducing new business models.

Recycling and Re-use of Composites – Sustainability for Market Expansion

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hear from a global panel of recycling experts as they discuss the latest information regarding the state of composites recycling technologies, and the potential opportunities for manufacturers to turn scrap from a cost into a value-added raw material.

Additive Manufacturing in the Sustainment Environment

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Subject matter experts from industry, academia, and the Air Force will review the "Additive Manufacturing for Sustainment" program within the AFRL, which has demonstrated additive manufacturing for both direct part replacement of long lead time parts and for manufacturing aides such as tooling, fixtures, jigs, and masks for surface treatment applications.

Modeling & Simulation

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hear from panelists as they confront the challenges in simulating composite materials and discuss the potential solutions for cost effective composite use.

Bonding, Joining and Hybrid Joints

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

In this session, you will hear from panelists regarding their accomplishments within their fields of expertise as well as, current, on-going challenges that persist relating to bonding, joining, and hybrid joints.

Manufacturing & Processing Technologies
(Emerging Technologies for Affordable Composite Structures)

"Effects of Z-stitching in Heavy Tow Carbon Laminates via Tailored Fiber Placement"

Scott Huelskamp, University of Dayton Research Institute

Additive Manufacturing
(Additive Manufacturing Materials & Processes)

"Present and Future of Sustainable Polymers for Additive Manufacturing"

Antonio Paesano, Boeing

Non-Destructive Evaluation & Testing
(Sensors & Sensor Technologies)

"Intelligent In-situ Process Monitoring and Quality Assessment of Aerospace Composite Structures"

Nobuo Takeda, The University of Tokyo

Advances in Materials
(Bonding, Joining, and Adhesives)

"Bonding the Unbondable: Thermoplastics!"

Hardik Dalal, The Boeing Company

Green & Sustainability
(Renewable & Bio-Composites Materials)

"Thermo-Responsive Polymers-Based on Source-Selective Lignins"

Amit Naskar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Design, Analysis, and Simulation

"Advanced Integrated Composite Repair (AICR) Development"

Jonathan Garhart, Sikorsky – Lockheed Martin


Christie McCabe, ACMA


Briana Condon, SAMPE