Tutorials

In addition to the robust educational conference sessions during CAMX, attendees can take an in-depth look at specific topics with Tutorials. These three hour courses, held in the afternoon of Monday, October 15th, 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.

SAMPE Tutorial Information for CAMX 2018

 

Monday, October 15

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


  1. Thermoplastics Composites: Technology, Applications and Developments in Aerospace

    Arnt Offringa, GKN Fokker

    This tutorial on thermoplastic composites focusses on thermoplastic materials, processes and applications for the aerospace market. After an introduction on trends and the need for low weight structures, an overview of thermoplastic polymer types and different forms of thermoplastic composites is given. The reasoning behind thermoplastics is then explained, followed by a number of processing techniques. In the second part of the tutorial, successful aerospace applications are presented, followed by current developments and an outlook towards the future. The tutorial concludes with a note on thermoplastics in automotive.

  2. Enabling Technologies for Bonding and Joining Composites

    Lou Dorworth, Abaris Training Resources

    This tutorial provides an overview of enabling technologies related to joining composite structures with both fastened and adhesive bonded joints. Topics include a discussion on fasteners, types and methods used in composite assembly, holes and countersinks, bonding vs fastening, surface preparation methods, abrasion methods, risks and benefits of grit blasting, prepreg vs dry peel ply, plasma treatments, methods of validation of surface cleanliness and wetting readiness. Other topics include; proper adhesive selection, controlling bondline thickness, microbeads vs carrier materials, bonding to core materials, providing uniform clamping pressure along the joint, and assuring proper cure of the adhesive. This session also incorporates an overview of the effect of fiber forms and orientation at interfacial surfaces and a comparison of failure modes in bonded structures. This is an interactive learning event and all attendees are encouraged to participate.

  3. Design & Analysis Approaches for Today’s Composites: The Upward Spiral

    Clint Luttgeharm, TECHcetera

    The advanced materials, manufacturing processes, and design tools available to today’s design engineer provide options that can be overwhelming. Identifying and then navigating through this maze of possibilities requires a broad perspective. In an attempt to “teach by example”, this session will discuss prior design projects presenting specific design challenges and the methods used to address them. Techniques for design optimization will also be discussed.

  4. Design & Analysis Approaches for Today’s Composites: The Upward Spiral

    Clint Luttgeharm, TECHcetera

    The advanced materials, manufacturing processes, and design tools available to today’s design engineer provide options that can be overwhelming. Identifying and then navigating through this maze of possibilities requires a broad perspective. In an attempt to “teach by example”, this session will discuss prior design projects presenting specific design challenges and the methods used to address them. Techniques for design optimization will also be discussed.

  5. Epoxy Resin Chemistry : The Science and Art of formulating Epoxy Resin Systems

    Roger Tietze, PART Consulting

    TBD

Tuesday, October 16

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


  1. Entering the Digital Factory Era: Thinking AI, Implementing AI

    Avner Ben-Bassat, Plataine

    As Industrial IoT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are becoming increasingly central to the world of advanced manufacturing, there is a growing interest in their potential impact on aerospace & composites manufacturing. Terms such as ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Context Aware Software’, ‘Edge and Cloud Computing’, ‘Machine Learning’, ‘Digital Twin’, ‘Digital Thread’ and others have bubbled up into daily discussions, often with limited clarity as to what they mean, and – more importantly – as to how they all come together in practice, to create business value. This tutorial will first introduce and discuss key elements of these technologies, and then dig deeper into various techniques of leveraging them in composites production. The talk will involve real-life examples, including implementation challenges and resulting benefits. We will conclude with further discussion of new opportunities created by these exciting technologies, as they are surfacing almost daily.

  2. Composite Materials and Manufacturing Methods

    Ronda Coguill, Montana Tech

    Attendees will receive an overview of composite material characterization as it relates to various processing options. We will see the importance of testing and analysis to the product cycle from design, proof of concept and quality control during production.

  3. Recycling: Designing for Composite Needs and Applications

    Bob Yancey, Autodesk

    TBD