Register Today for Space to Sea: Composites Are Changing the Way We Make Parts
Free, two-day session to be led by Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance and IACMI-The Composites Institute
Schaumburg, IL March 14, 2022… Registration is now open for Space to Sea: Composites Are Changing the Way We Make Parts, a free, two-day workshop on April 12-13 presented by Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, in partnership with IACMI-The Composites Institute, with support from Magnum Venus Products. Hosted by Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) in Cocoa, FL, the event will feature process demos, interactive presentations, Q&A sessions, networking opportunities and more.
“After a two-year break due to the pandemic, we’re very excited to bring back our popular series of LIVE, in-person educational events,” said Marcy Offner, Director of Marketing Communications, Composites One. “We’re also proud to host the event at EFSC on Florida’s ‘Space Coast,’ where some of the most exciting developments in the Aerospace and Marine Markets are now taking place,” she added.
At the event, attendees can learn about efforts to prepare the next generation of composites professionals through the Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program, sponsored by SpaceTEC Partners, Inc. in partnership with EFSC.
Welcoming attendees will be two keynote addresses featuring Scott Lewit, President of Structural Composites, Inc., a composites research and engineering firm recognized with an ACE Award at CAMX 2021, and Dave Nesbitt from Matrix Composites, experts in composite fabrication using RTM processes, infusion processes, and trapped rubber molding for various applications in space and optics.
Other sessions include:
- LIVE demos of vacuum infusion, silicone bag molding and thermoplastics processing
- Real-world composites parts built for Aerospace, Marine, Wind Energy and other markets
- Sessions about the efficiencies of infusion using Aerovac process materials and kitting services
- Networking opportunities and more
Leading the sessions will be process experts from Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, IACMI and Magnum Venus Products. The Closed Mold Alliance is a resource dedicated to helping manufacturers make a successful conversion to closed mold and other advanced processes.
“Space to Sea: Composites Are Changing the Way We Make Parts, would not be possible without the expertise and support of EFSC and the Space Coast Consortium, along with our supplier partners,” said Offner. Among those suppliers are Aerovac, as well as A&P Technology, Polynt, Structural Composites, and Vectorply.
This is the first of three workshops in Advanced Composites processes and materials being presented this year by Composites One, IACMI and its other partners. For details about future events, please visit compositesone.com.
Space is limited; please register as soon as possible at iacmi.org/from-space-to-sea. Hotel rooms at a group rate are available at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, FL. To secure the rate, please use promotional code “COMP1G” and book no later than March 29. For more information, please call Composites One at 800-621-8003, or visit compositesone.com.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of Advanced Composites. The national institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and over $180 million committed from IACMI’s partners. Find out more at IACMI.org.
About Composites One
Composites One is North America’s leading distributor of composites materials serving customers from more than 44 locations. Composites One provides composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from 600 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales, technical support, and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers its customers a variety of value-added services that includes closed mold technologies, process enhancement guidance, regulatory compliance assistance and unmatched technical support. Composites One is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL. Find out more at www.compositesone.com.
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