February 8 – 11, 2016 | Long Beach [CA] Convention Center | Exhibits: February 9 – 10

AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing - Collaboration for the Future of Aerospace

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George Bullen: Meeting the Challenges of Composites in Aerospace Manufacturing

Carbon fiber composites “grew up” in the airline world for replacement of metal parts. Today, they are reaching maturity as an integral part of aerospace manufacturing But the growing pains continue, according to George N. Bullen, FSME, CPIM, who has spent his career working in space and space technologies and is now president/CEO of Smart Blades, Inc.. Read more

PaR Systems: Making the Impossible Possible

William Bigot, vice president of aerospace business development at PaR Systems, likes to quote a respected engineer at Lockheed Martin who once told him, “After we think it’s impossible to do, we call PaR.” Read more

DARPA’s Maher to Speak on Flexible Manufacturing

Michael “Mick” Maher, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Open Manufacturing program manager, will discuss flexible manufacturing strategies from defense and commercial aerospace perspectives. His presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 8 – 8:45 am, followed by a panel discussion on trends in flexible manufacturing. Read more

Precision Machining & Tooling

The surge in commercial aircraft demand is fueling demand for machines that can tool hand-to-machine materials. Components must rotate faster, run hotter, and burn cleaner for new jet engine designs that are claimed to be 20% more fuel-efficient. Read more

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