Pre-conference Tutorials

In addition to the robust educational conference sessions during CAMX, attendees can take an in-depth look at specific topics with Pre-conference Tutorials. These three hour courses, held on Monday, September 11, immerse attendees of all technical backgrounds in a single area of focus. Tutorials are included with a Premium registration, and are available for purchase separately with all other registration types.

The full conference program schedule will be available online in July, including full session descriptions. 

Monday, September 11

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Design and Analysis Approaches for Today’s Composites
Clint Luttgeharm, PE, TECHcetera

FRP Tooling Decisions – A Team Approach for Success
Rick Pauer, Polynt Composites USA
Andrew Pokelwaldt, American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)

Honeycomb Sandwich Structures: Materials and Manufacturing
Steve Nutt & Timotei Centea, University of Southern California

Industrial IoT and Artificial Intelligence at the Service of Composites Part Fabrication
Avner Ben-Bassat, Plataine Inc.

Overview of Thermoset Chemistry for Industrial Applications
Roger Tietze, Part Consulting LLC

Surface Preparation & Adhesion Principles:  Successful Bonding of Composites
Lou Dorworth, Abaris Training Resources

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Determination of Composite Material Allowable Properties
Dr. Rik Heslehurst, Abaris Training Resources

Fundamentals of FRP Composite Materials including Architectural and Structural Applications
Dr. Robert E. Steffen, PE, Western Carolina University

Thermoplastic Composites Technology
Arnt Offringa, Fokker Aerostructures

Computational Modeling for Composite Structures & Processing
Dr. Anoush Poursartip & Dr. Goran Fernlund, University of British Columbia-Vancouver

Repair of Gel Coat and Infused Laminates
Belle Blanding & Dean Callander, Composites Consulting Group

Textiles Technologies and their Applications
Prof. Hiroyuki Hamada, Kyoto Institute of Technology