Monday
Aug252014

September Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

SPEAKER Dan Funk, Engineering Manager, Kyocera Industrial Ceramics, Corp

Dan has been with Kyocera Industrial Ceramics for the last 20 of his 36 years in the ceramic industry, working in process and material engineering, as well as product development.  After earning both BS and MS in Ceramic Engineering at Alfred University, his career has spanned materials from porcelain to high end technical ceramics including oxides, nitrides and carbides.  Current primary interests are in the interactions of raw materials and processes, the resulting properties and functionality, and the utilization of advanced ceramics for new applications.  Recently this has also included metallization of ceramic components for electrical and hermetic applications.

 

Presentation:

 

1.     Kyocera company overview / introduction

2.     Overview of the materials Kyocera manufactures and examples of how they are used.

3.     Ceramic to ceramic joining capabilities & examples.

4.     Metallization of ceramic to join with other metal components (electrical feedthroughs / high voltage applications).

5.     Design guidelines for ceramic components that addresses capabilities & cost impact (side by side example).

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space please RSVP to Dr. Roger Fountain: Roger.Fountain@lmco.com    phone:   661-572-2832

 

Look-ahead:

October:  Regular meeting 10/22/14, speaker(s) TBD.  As always, suggestions welcome.  A joint meeting with the local AIAA chapter is possible in the near future, possible change of venue.

November: No meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

December: High Desert SAMPE Holiday Party!  Details available soon…dancing, band and raffle prizes!  There will not be a regular meeting due to the Holidays.

January:  Regular meeting on 1/28/15, speaker(s) TBD.

Tuesday
Jun242014

June Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550
Dinner is free if you RSVP by 6/18/2014

 

Catered Dinner
$15.00 Per Person
 - Dinner is free if you RSVP by 5/21/2014
Every dinner includes; meat dish, vegetarian casserole, dessert, coffee, tea water and soda.

SPEAKER:  Andrew Brinks, Technical Sales, Dow Corning Corporation
 
Presentation: Silicone Chemistries
There are numerous silicone chemistries in use today, and as a leader in silicone technology Dow Corning is pushing the envelope of what can be done with these chemistries. In this presentation we will explore the current materials set that utilizes these different silicone chemistries and highlight some new developments in the silicones world. We will cover silicone materials designed for many uses: from protection and assembly of surfaces and electronics to lubrication, optical transmission, and fluid resistance.

Tuesday
May202014

May Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

Catered Dinner
$15.00 Per Person
- Dinner is free if you RSVP by 5/21/2014
Every dinner includes; meat dish, vegetarian casserole, dessert, coffee, tea water and soda.

SPEAKER:  Glenn Oliver, Senior Engineer, Dupont Electronics & Communications - Circuit Packing Materials
Glenn Oliver is a Senior Engineer responsible for materials characterization and applications development in high speed and high frequency applications for DuPont Electronics & Communications. He has been with DuPont since 2003. Glenn also currently chairs the IPC-D24C Task Group responsible for developing frequency domain test methods for permittivity and loss tangent. Prior to DuPont, he worked 8 years in the laser and photonics industry in roles including sales, product development, process engineering, and college instructor. 
 
Presentation: Kapton® and Pyralux® Solutions
Most people are familiar with polyimide, which was originally invented by DuPont who markets this material under the brand name Kapton®. However, many people do not understand that there are dozens of formulations of this material that are tailored to meet the demands of different applications. For instance, one type of polyimide was developed to be flexible yet strong enough to make electronic circuits. This polyimide is used to make Pyralux® printed circuit materials. We will discuss some of the Kapton® types that help solve challenges in military and aerospace with a special emphasis on flexible circuits.

Monday
Apr072014

April Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

Catered Dinner
$15.00 Per Person

Every dinner includes; meat dish, vegetarian casserole, dessert, coffee, tea water and soda.

SPEAKER:  Mr. Boyd Dellwo, The Space Ship Company (TSC)
Boyd joined The Spaceship Company in 2010 as employee number 19 and as one of the first engineers at the company- he has since moved into the position of Structural Engineering Manager. In this role he is responsible for the TSC team delivering structural design/analysis, M&P, materials testing and large scale structural testing on the current WhiteKnight II and Spaceship II that are in flight test, as well as the fleet of vehicles that are to be built for Virgin Galactic.  
 
Originally from Australia, Boyd has spent his career traveling between the USA and Australia. Prior to working for TSC, Boyd has been involved in various Structural, Test and Materials Engineering capacities on the 787-8, G280, A400M, and CH-53K, with strong experience in testing and design of composite materials.

Presentation:
Boyd’s presentation will focus on TSC, Whiteknight II and Spaceship II, and how the
structural engineering team works.

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Thursday
Mar202014

March Chapter Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Location:  AERO Institute
38256 Sierra Hwy
Palmdale, CA 93550

Catered Dinner
$15.00 Per Person

Every dinner includes; meat dish, vegetarian casserole, dessert, coffee, tea water and soda.

XCOR Lynx, a suborbital space vehicle made of cyanate ester composites

SPEAKER: Dr. Andrew Guenthner, Aerospace Systems Directorate (Propellants), Air Force Research Laboratory
Andrew received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1995 followed by a Ph. D. in polymer engineering from The University of Akron in 2000.  After graduating, Dr. Guenthner spent nine years at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division in China Lake, CA, then joined the Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards AFB, CA, where he currently works in the Propellants branch.  Dr. Guenthner’s current research interests include high-performance thermosetting polymer resins for air and space propulsion systems, self-assembled and multi-functional polymer systems, and polymer surfaces and interfaces.

Abstract:  BIO-BASED CYANATE ESTER RESINS:  Improved performance through network structure enhancement.

Cyanate ester monomers and their corresponding cyanurate networks derived from renewable and sustainable resources have exhibited a remarkable range of performance characteristics.  These characteristics range from monomers with melting points below room temperature and with low moisture uptake and performance comparable to the best epoxy resins to networks with thermal resistance similar to the best available thermosetting resins of any type.  The wide range of performance enables structure-property relationships for thermosetting networks to be utilized to tailor and enhance the properties of these new systems.  For instance, oxidation, cyclotrimerization and subsequent functionalization of the renewable essential oil anethole enables the production of trifunctional monomers that, when cured into a macromolecular network, provide superior thermal performance compared to networks generated from bifunctional anethole derived monomers.  For improved toughness, interpenetrating and/or graft co-networks can be formed by mixing highly compatible blends of polycarbonate thermoplastics and cyanate ester monomer derived from the same bio-based phenolic precursor, as illustrated with bifunctional eugenol derivatives.  These enhancements facilitate the creation of products from renewable and/or sustainable sources that can meet the full range of application requirements typically associated with cyanate ester resins.



 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space please RSVP NOW to Dr. Roger Fountain or Ashok Shah:
Dr. Roger Fountain:  Roger.Fountain@lmco.com  phone:   661-572-2832