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GOCarbonFiber 2013 speakers announced

GOCarbonFiber that will take place from 8-10 October in Seattle, has announced the speakers that will participate at the event. This year’s edition is going to address global market overview and update on key end use sectors like automotive, aerospace, pressure vessels, wind energy and space. The event will feature high profile keynotes, insights from long time experts, panel discussions and workshops, with 180 industry professionals attending.

13th July 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Seattle, WA

Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering

GOCarbonFiber that will take place from 8-10 October in Seattle, has announced the speakers that will participate at the event. This year’s edition is going to address global market overview and update on key end use sectors like automotive, aerospace, pressure vessels, wind energy and space.

The event will feature high profile keynotes, insights from long time experts, panel discussions and workshops, with 180 industry professionals attending.

Programme

The confirmed topics and the speakers are:

  • Carbon fibre road-map: Incremental steps for future success – Bill Regan, Zoltek Corporation
  • Mixed material structures – this is the way forward, what can carbon fibre composites producers do to make the most of this opportunity? – Antony Dodworth, Dodworth Engineering (formerly Principal Research Manager, Bentley Motors Limited)
  • Opportunities in automotive – and challenges to future growth – Alexander Aucken, CYTEC
  • Development of novel carbon fibre composite technology for automotive applications – Dr Roger Darlington, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Addressing capacity risk – Military vs Commercial drivers for carbon fibre capacity growth – Dr Edward G Carson, EMC2
  • A paradigm shift: The return of big chemical – Dr Jan Verdenhalven, CarbConsult
  • Challenges and solutions for filament winding and CNG / Pressure Vessel applications – Michael Skinner, Siefert and Skinner & Associates
  • How mass automotive use will affect  the way carbon fibre producers  must think about their facility’s carbon footprint – Dr Bill Stry, Harper International

Other topics

The programme will also focus on topics such as supply chain management challenges and key lessons learned from a CFRP producer;  taking a holistic approach to the future supply chain; Chinese carbon fibre producer perspective; advanced design and manufacture for wind turbine blades; backward integration – addressing challenges and avoiding pitfalls; and progress with rapid part production techniques.

Panel debate with leading representatives from a machinery manufacturer, CF intermediate producers, and a composites design agency, as well as workshops focusing on topics  ‘Life Cycle Assessment of Carbon Fiber Composites’ and ‘So You Want To Build A Carbon Fiber Production Line?’ will also feature the event.

www.gocarbonfiber.com

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