ATC will be actively participating in the annual conference of The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®), May 21-23 in Charlotte, NC. Trevor McCrea, ATC Director of Research and Development Engineering, will present ATC’s activities in a joint development program with Boeing in a technical paper titled ‘Rapid High Performance Molding of Structural Thermoplastic Composite Parts’. The paper addresses the challenges, the mitigation plan, and tooling design approach to overcome thermal shrinkage, pressure application normal to the part surface, and temperature uniformity across the part to ensure successful, and rapid part fabrication. Trevor will be presenting on Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30 PM in the session on Tailorable Feedstock and Forming.
Separately David Leach, ATC Director of Business Development, will chair the session on ‘Advances in Thermoplastics’ on Tuesday, May 21, starting at 1:00 PM. A total of eight technical papers will be presented covering a wide range of topics on thermoplastic composites research.
The Conference includes many different composites related sessions and a keynote presentation by Dr. Greg Hyslop, Boeing Chief Technology Officer. Further information on the SAMPE Conference and Exhibition is at https://www.sampeamerica.org/
If you are planning on attending the SAMPE® Conference, please make time to meet with Trevor and David.