Wednesday
Apr122017

April Chapter Meeting

Date: 26 April (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 pm dinner and presentation will start promptly after dinner

Where: AERO Institute in Palmdale, 38256 Sierra Hwy, #A, Palmdale, CA 93550  

Who: Jeff Cross, Toray Composite Materials America

Title: Toray’s Role In The Evolution Of Next Generation Carbon Fiber And Prepreg Materials

 

Presentation Abstract:

Toray’s Role In The Evolution Of Next Generation Carbon Fiber And Prepreg Materials

This presentation will discuss the evolution of PAN based carbon fibers and carbon fiber prepreg materials from their beginnings in the 1950’s to the next generation materials produced today.  We will review the developments that led to the first commercial PAN based carbon fibers and follow the progression through today’s new IM + fibers and prepreg systems used in large scale commerical airframes and defense applications.  

 

Jeff Cross Bio

Jeff has nearly 30 years experience in aerospace composite manufacturing and materials processing.  Jeff started his career in 1988 with Bell Helicopter working in MR&D focused on innovative tooling and manufacturing process required for composite fabrication.  After Bell, Jeff led the Advanced Development Group at Rockwell International, this group was responsible for many DoD prototype projects such as the Tier II Global Hawk wing design and build, NASP composite cryo tanks and titanium matrix composite structures.

Jeff joined Ciba Geigy in the early 2000’s as an application engineer and moved into a technical sales role primarily concentrated in aerospace tooling, infusion/RTM resins and processes for structural components.

Jeff is currently Director of Business Development (Aerospace), Toray Composite Materials America (CMA).  Toray’s global manufacturing base produces a diverse range of high performance carbon fibers and prepreg materials used for primary structures in aerospace, automotive and industrial applications.

Education: Purdue University, B.S. Aerospace Technology 1987 (Private Pilot/A&P)

 

Upcoming events:

SAMPE Conference in Seattle, WA, May 22-25, 2017

Note: The May 2017 High Desert SAMPE Chapter meeting is cancelled due to the Seattle Conference.  We resume in June.

SAMPE High Desert Technical Symposium, Oct. 4, 2017. Pre-Register now:  http://highdesertsampe.org/symposium-pre-reg/

Tuesday
Jan242017

January Chapter Meeting

Date: 25 January (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 pm complitmentary dinner and presentation will start promptly after dinner

Where: AERO Institute in Palmdale, 38256 Sierra Hwy, #A, Palmdale, CA 93550 

Who: Seal Science, Inc.

Title
Best Practices in Designing Elastomeric Seals for EMI shielding and Signature Management 

 

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Upcoming events:

SAMPE Los Angeles Chapter Meeting Jan. 26 “Composites for Narrow-Body Aircraft” hosting Mr. J. Hinrichsen, COMAC, and tour of Element Materials and Technology, Duarte, CA

See additional upcoming events in the attached in our sister LA SAMPE Chapter’s circular.

SAMPE High Desert Technical Symposium, Oct. 4, 2017. Pre-Register now:  http://highdesertsampe.org/symposium-pre-reg/

 

Tuesday
Oct252016

October Chapter Meeting

Date: 26 October (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 pm dinner and presentation will start promptly after dinner

Where: AERO Institute in Palmdale, 38256 Sierra Hwy, #A, Palmdale, CA 93550 

Who: Barbara Wheelden, Thermal Analysis &Rheology Applications Engineer, TA Instruments, Waters LLC

Cost: FREE! (please RSVP)

Details: Abstract and speaker bio below.

Title
Tools for Composite Characterization: Thermal Analysis & Rheology

Biography
Barbara obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2010.  She then studied under Dr. Sunggyu Lee in the Sustainable Energy and Advanced Materials Lab of Ohio University, where she was involved in the development, processing, and analysis of bio-based and biodegradable polymer blends and composites.  During this time she was awarded an NSF fellowship to participate in the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Program, where she worked alongside researchers at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea.  Barbara began working at TA Instruments in January of 2015 as a thermal applications engineer and has since taken on a rheology applications role, as well.

 

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Upcoming events:

Quadrant Thermoplastics Symposium (qaadsevent.com): Nov. 3, Long Beach, CA

Tuesday
Oct182016

Tri-Chapter event - Tomorrow

Date: 19 October (tomorrow!)

Time: 6:00 pm dinner

Where: Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, CA  90650

Who: Dr. Scott Beckwith, SAMPE Global Techincal Directo, SAMPE Fellow (2003)

Title: Composites Manufacturing Issues (“Defects”) in Sporting Goods and Consumer Products

Cost: No Charge for program. RSVP: please email Joyce Lentz, NASCOCEO@aol.com
phone 949-240-6353

Composites Manufacturing Issues ("Defects") in Sporting Goods and Consumer Products
with Scott Beck, SAMPE Global Technical Director and SAMPE Fellow (2003)

ABSTRACT

Aerospace and Industrial composite products and structures try hard to avoid manufacturing defects. Sure, they occur but they more often have critical design, manufacturing and inspection controls in place to try to capture defects before they occur in products that go into service. Sporting goods and consumer products, maybe not so stringent -- or maybe not at all. What are we seeing in things that consumers buy and use every day? Recent lawsuits on composite high performance road bikes, composite arrows, sound system battery trays, ladies razor blades, and other every day products shows several interesting types of defects as well as poor manufacturing and process controls. Examples of high performance road bike failures of composite forks, steerer tubes, cranks, down tubes, spokes, foreign objects within laminates and other things -- bring out a number of issues within several industries that require more attention. Examples of defects found within common carbon fiber and plastic structures indicates the need for better consumer standards that would minimize severe injury and death seen from these product failures.

BIO

Dr. Scott Beckwith, SAMPE Global Technical Director and SAMPE Fellow (2003) has been involved in the composites industry since 1965 after receiving his BS in Aerospace Engineering (Texas A&M University, 1964) and MS in Aeronautics (California Institute of Technology, 1965). He received his PhD from Texas A&M University (1974) in composite materials technologies associated with viscoelasticity and fracture behavior. He worked for Hercules from 174-1992 and has been an active adviser and consultant to the US Government holding four Presidential appointments associated with carbon fiber technology and composites materials and manufacturing. He has been the SAMPE Global Technical Director and Editor of two of SAMPE's publications since 1998.

Location

·  Cerritos College, 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 
Park in Parking Lot C-10 (off of 166th Street), Building ME, Room ME-1
NOTE: A PARKING PASS IS NECESSARY TO ATTEND THE MEETING.  Click Here to download your parking pass.

Time:

6:00 pm Speaker

Have some complementary pizza and soft drinks. No Charge for Program!

This Meeting is also meant to introduce Composites and Plastics to young adults. Please bring your high school or junior high school students to the Meeting.

Reservations: E-mail Joyce Lentz, NASCOCEO@aol.com, Phone: 949-240-6353
or 
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Monday
Sep192016

September Chapter Meeting

Date: 28 September (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 pm dinner and presentation will start promptly after dinner

Where: AERO Institute in Palmdale, 38256 Sierra Hwy, #A, Palmdale, CA 93550 

Who: Dr. Reza Rokni, USC

Cost: Dinner is $15 (please RSVP)

Title: High Pressure Cold Spray Technology and its applications for coating, repair, and additive manufacturing

Biography: Dr. Reza Rokni, Postdoctoral Associate, M.C. Gill Composites Center, University of Southern California:

 He joined USC in Oct 2015. He studied at Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, earning his bachelor’s and then Master’s degree in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering in 2004 and 2008.  In 2011, he started his PhD at South Dakota School of Mines & technology (SDSM&T), South Dakota, USA, in Materials Science & Engineering. His areas of interest are related to research and development (R&D) of additive manufacturing processes including cold spray process, friction stir processing and other severe plastic deformation processes, with especial focus on design-processing-microstructure-mechanical properties relationships.

Dr. Rokni’s main objective through his research has been to perform interdisciplinary R&D on additive manufacturing processes, especially high pressure cold spray, to ensure continuous improvement in repair, refurbishment, and fabrication of parts and components for various industries. His work has been recognized with several different awards such as, The 2014 Mines Gold Medalist, Best Presentation Award at the 2015 Annual International Thermal Spray Conference, etc. He has also been involved in humanitarian and leadership activities including being president and treasurer for International Student Inc., and team leader for Food Bank community service society.

Dr. Rokni’s desired goal is to enable US industry to succeed in distributed operations and increasingly complex environments through realization of superior materials processed by additive manufacturing processes, and make the USA a better place for living.


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Upcoming events:

CAMX (thecamx.org): Sept. 26-29, Anaheim, CA

SAMPE High Desert October Chapter meeting (Oct. 26):  Dr. Ghazal Alipour, TA Instruments

Quadrant Thermoplastics Symposium (qaadsevent.com): Nov. 3, Long Beach, CA