An Overview of Composite Manufacturing for Industry 1166
An Overview of Composite Manufacturing for Industry
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In this webinar we will explore composite materials and processes used in multiple industries such as wind power, automotive, transportation, and aerospace.  Following the introduction, we will explore machining and drilling for composites and an application study of layup and assembly of a general aviation aircraft made right here in the USA.  The format will include approximately 45-minutes of presentation from our three speakers and a 15-minute Q&A session at the end.

Featured Speakers:

Louis C. (Lou) Dorworth has been involved in the advanced composites industry since 1978. He got his start in aerospace in 1979 as a toolmaker for the Lear Fan 2100 program in Reno, NV and has been associated with Abaris since its inception in 1983. He began teaching for Abaris Training in 1989 and today manages the Direct Services division. Lou is also the primary author of the popular textbook titled “Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication and Repair,” Second Edition, published by ASA in 2019.

Robin Zwick is a manufacturing engineering technical lead at The Boeing Company in Mesa, Arizona. He supports a wide variety of aerospace and space production programs at Boeing such as AH64, F18, F22, P8, 787, CST-100 and Phantom Works programs. Robin uses his design for producibility and Lean+ design-build skills in the integrated product team (IPT) design groups to improve conceptual designs, prototype development, flight testing and production. His areas of specializations are in composites design/fabrication, design for additive manufactured tooling and precision machined assembly.

Brock Strunk is the Chief Structures Engineer at Epic Aircraft, LLC. He also serves as an advisor to the Composite Technical Community.

Edye Buchanan, CMfgT will be the moderator. She is the Sales Strategist at BriskHeat Corporation. She spent more than 25 years in manufacturing and design engineering, as well as product and project management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University, is serving her fourth term as an SME International Director, and is an SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist.

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Date & Time
Thursday December 2nd, 2021 6:00pm EST
End Date & Time
Thursday December 2nd, 2021 7:00pm EST
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Date & Time: 12/02/2021 06:00:00 PM EST