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You are invited to speak at AeroDef® Manufacturing 2014 produced by SME, leaders in event development, management and production.

***The Online Submission Process is Closed***

If you are interested in submitting an application for consideration or being a substitute speaker, email Nancy Totten, Conference Manager, with your presentation title and description.  Thank you.


Don’t miss your chance to meet an exclusive audience!

AeroDef® Manufacturing was created by SME in collaboration with leading OEMs for the sole purpose of providing an industry-wide gathering to re-think aerospace and defense manufacturing.  It’s the one event that represents the entire scope of the extended manufacturing enterprise; the one event that will position the industry for the future.

Interested in Speaking?

Do you have expertise that can help aerospace customers make manufacturing more flexible and efficient or help them mitigate risks in the transition from development to production?  This is your opportunity to share your insights, knowledge and experience with the aerospace and defense manufacturing elite!  If you have an interesting presentation idea, you are invited to submit an application for consideration.

The Evaluation Process

Members of the Conference Advisory Committee evaluate all proposed abstracts based on the following criteria: overall quality, relevance to the industry, well-defined focus within the program track structure, practical applications of material, timeliness of the topic, and speaker qualifications.

To be considered as a speaker, your program must be educational in nature — that is, sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made five months prior to the event.  You will be notified by email if your presentation is selected.

Presentation Guidelines

You will have 30 minutes to deliver your presentation including a brief session for question and answer. A formal written document is not required, however, PowerPoint is recommended.  As a selected speaker, you will receive complimentary event registration.

ITAR Sessions

When completing the abstract submission form, please let us know if your presentation is ITAR Restricted. View ITAR Regulations

Technology Zones

Your topic should address one of the educational tracks listed below:

Composites, Metals & Advanced Materials: high performance materials and the manufacturing processes that make them possible

Out-of-Autoclave Casting & Fixtures
Ceramics Cladded Metals
Composites Exotic Alloys
Metals Nano Materials
Plastics Titanium

Contract Manufacturing Services: the full spectrum of services for supplier partnering

Assembly Services Components
Consulting Design Services
Engineering Services Machine Shops
Mechanical Assemblies MRO
Service Bureaus Supply Chain Management
Testing & Laboratory Services Training & Education

Digital & Additive Manufacturing: computer integrated technologies that design, manufacture, test and simulate together with rapid and additive technologies

Additive Manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping DFMA (Design for Manufacturing & Assembly)
Direct Digital Manufacturing MRP
FEA/FMEA IT, Software & ISR
PLM Product Development
Simulation Visual Work Instruction

Finishing & Coatings: Extreme Environments & Survivability: aerospace and defense coatings technology that can increase stealth endurance, quality and performance in a high stress environment

Adhesives Anodizing
Brazing Chemical Processing
Cleaning-Ultrasonic Coating Measurement & Analysis
Deburring Electro Plating & Coatings
LO Coatings Nano Particles /Coatings (Composites)
Painting (Liquid) Plating
Powder Coating Process Automation Control
Robotic Applications Shot Peening
Thermal Spray Coating Vibratory Finishing
Wet Blasting

Integrated Assembly & Robotics: advanced techniques for manufacturing and assembly that enable aerospace and defense suppliers to meet stringent cost targets, quality requirements and time constraints for increased production

Aerospace Drilling Assembly
End Effectors End of Arm Tooling
Fastening Holographic Projection in Assembly
Joining Laser Tracking
Liquid Shim Metrology for Assembly
Motion Control Motors & Drive
Part Loading RFID/RTLS
Robot Guidance Robotics
Safety Software
Special Test Equipment 3D Geometry
Tool Changers Vision Systems
Visual Work Instruction (VWI)

Precision Machining & Tooling: manufacturing of high tolerance parts using advanced materials that feature complex surfaces, thin walls and challenging part geometries

Boring Broaching
CNC Drilling
EDM Fixtures
Flexible Manufacturing Systems Forming & Fabricating
Grinding High Speed Machining
Machine Controls Machine Verification Software
Micro Machining Outer Mold Line Control
Saws Screw Machining
Tooling Turning
Volumetric Compensation Water Jet
Welding Workholding

Quality, Measurement & Inspection:advanced inspections, quality control, validation methods, and equipment for mission critical operations

3D Scanning AS 9100—NAD CAP Certification
CMMS Data Acquisition-Management
FMEA FOD—(Foreign Object Damage/Debris)
Holographic Measurement Technique Laser Scanners & Laser Tracking Systems
Machine Vision Metrology
Multi Sensor & Optical Systems Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation
Portable Measuring Arms Probing Systems
Software Statistical Process Control
Structural Fatigue & Material Testing Testing Labs
Thermal Imaging Cameras X-Ray

Submit Your Abstract & Application Today!

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