This series of monthly online webinars produced by the SME Technical Community and AeroDef Manufacturing covers a variety of aerospace manufacturing topics. These monthly sessions will lead the way to AeroDef Manufacturing 2021 in Long Beach. Check out past session webinar recordings below.
March 18, 2021
New and Emerging High Performance Polymer Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes
This webinar will look at new, emerging and established additive manufacturing methods of polymers for aerospace applications, ranging from laser sintering for mechanical applications to photopolymer printing applications for RF devices. We will delve into the benefits and challenges, history and applications, with an unfiltered discussion by end users and providers.
February 18, 2021
Dream Chaser® Spaceship’s Development and Ultimately Space Exploration Enabled by Advanced Composites
In this webinar, the Dream Chaser Cargo System’s capability will be highlighted. In addition, the use of advanced composites will be discussed as an enabling technology for spaceship development and ultimately space exploration.
January 21, 2021
Thermoplastics Manufacturing Technologies for Aerospace Applications
Thermoplastic materials have many desirable attributes for aerospace applications such as: Superior out of plane properties, impact resistance, rapid melt processing, and unlimited out time.
November 19, 2020
Continuous Innovation & Development of the F-35 Program
Hear Dr. Don Kinard, Senior Fellow in Production Operations at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics discuss the progress of the ongoing ramp-up to the rate production, the continuous improvements in affordability and leveraging the digital transformation throughout the program.
October 22, 2020
Next Generation Automation for Aerospace Composites
This panel explores the possibilities in automation that can provide solutions to the aerospace industrial base.
September 17, 2020
Next Wave in Aerospace Manufacturing
The AeroDef Virtual Career Development Forum Panel shares their career journey and experiences in this interactive event designed to enhance career development and grow future generations of leaders in the aerospace and defense manufacturing community.
August 20, 2020
Pushing the Envelope on Large Bonded Structures – with the Composites Awards Special Presentation
Industry experts from the major defense OEMs, and critical suppliers discuss the challenges and opportunities associated large, integrated, bonded, composite structures into a full-rate, production environment. Challenges associated with certification, assembly, inspection, and process control are also discussed.
July 16, 2020
Industry 4.0 for Aerospace Manufacturing in 2020: Impact, Challenges and Best Practices
This expert panel explores how the 4th industrial revolution is currently applied to and impacts aerospace manufacturing, at all levels of the supply chain. This session includes discussion of the business problems already addressed today with these new capabilities, the outcomes achieved, the challenges in user adoption, best practices and lessons learned.