The global thermoplastic composites market is expected to reach an estimated $16.4 billion by 2021 and it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% by value from 2016 to 2021. The major drivers for market growth are the increasing demand for lightweight and environmentally sustainable materials, and the replacement of metals with composites in different end use industries.
Thermoplastic composites are used extensively for commercial aircraft in structural applications and aircraft interiors, as well as in a variety of industrial applications ranging from automotive to wind energy. Composites reinforced with thermoplastic polymers provide designers and production engineers with a variety of materials and processes that can aid in producing parts rapidly and reliably. This one-day seminar will discuss the advantages of using thermoplastic composites in the aerospace, automotive and wind energy industries.
- Explore emerging ways to leverage advances in thermoplastic composite manufacturing
- Get cutting-edge knowledge on thermoplastic composite applications, processes, materials and methods
- Identify innovative manufacturing processes that enable low-cost thermoplastic composite manufacturing
- Determine the critical features for successful thermoplastic composite structure assembly
- Tour ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and see large scale polymer composite and metal printers, powder bed systems and the IACMI composites lab
- Be part of a one-of-a-kind event defining the future of a growth industry
Randall Wilkerson, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology
Recent Developments in Thermoplastic Processing and Part Manufacture
Michael Buck, President, Barrday Composite Solutions
Moving from Thermosets to Thermoplastics
Dr. James Mondo, Product Manager-Thermoplastic Composites, TenCate Advanced Composites
Thermoplastic Composite Development for Wind Turbine Blades
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Advances in Automation of Advanced Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace and Automotive Applications
Burak Uzman, US Representative, Coriolis Composites
Tour of ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
See large scale polymer composite and metal printers, powder bed systems and the IACMI composites lab
Who Should Attend?
This seminar is intended for individuals looking for information related to efficient solutions for thermoplastic composites manufacturing. Engineers, technicians, and manufacturing personnel involved in the design, manufacture, layup, and assembly of thermoplastic composites will benefit from information presented in this seminar.
|Pricing||SME Members||Non-Members||Academia Government/Military*
(15% discount as shown below)
Member / Non-Member
(50% discount as shown below)
Member / Non-Member
|Seminar||$595||$695||$505.75 / $590.75||$297.50 / $347.50|
*Academic, Military & Government Pricing: To qualify for the reduced rate you must submit a letter on appropriate military/government letterhead signed by your Commanding Officer or supervisor to the SME Registrar. Educators may submit either a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming status or a class schedule inclusive of the institution/year/instructor.
**Full-Time Students: To qualify for student rates, submit a letter on university letterhead signed by the dean or registrar confirming full-time student status or provide a copy of your student I.D. to the SME Registrar.
Interested in sponsoring or speaking at the event? Contact Nancy Totten, at 313.425.3156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
National Transportation Research Center
2370 Cherahala Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37932