Improving Performance and Efficiency - Part 2

Thursday June 28 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Ballroom

Improving Performance and Efficiency - Part 2

  • Weight reduction to lower fuel consumption and increase load capacity
  • Dimensional stability of thermoset composite materials
  • Fire retardant laminates
  • Compressed natural gas cylinder
9:00 AM to 9:25 AM
ECONCORE

ECONCORE

Tomasz Czarnecki

country:
Belgium

COO

Saving Weight and Cost with Thermoplastic Honeycomb Technology - Continuous Production of Ultralight Sandwich Components

  • Developments by EconCore’s licensee Wabash National
  • Organosandwich technology in automotive applications, including one shot thermoforming and functionalization sandwich panel processing
  • Perspectives of introducing thermoplastic sandwich parts in rolling stock applications -honeycomb based on FST qualified materials
9:30 AM to 9:55 AM
SikaAxson

SikaAxson

Jason Cilio

country:
United States

Key Account Manager - Advanced Composites & Wind

Composites in Rail & Automotive – Light-weighting Solutions

  • Use of SikaAxson's urethanes product line in the live hinge and end caps of the new composite ramps ordered by Amtrak, following a redesign in order for gaps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Compression strength, strength-to-weight ratio, thread-holding capability, and long term durability
  • Providing fire retardant laminates that bring together safety and structural performance to the automotive and commuter transportation spaces
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Networking break
11:00 AM to 11:25 AM
3M

3M

Jim Nelson

country:
United States

Senior Product Development Specialist

Lightweighting Fiber Reinforced Composites Through Use of Nanomodified Epoxy Resins

  • Nanoparticle-modified resin system which enables lightweighting through superior property generation
  • Lightweight high performance driveshafts and compressed natural gas cylinders for commercial transportation
11:30 AM to 11:55 AM
MultiMechanics

MultiMechanics

Hayden Cornwell

country:
United States

Application Engineer

Microscale Assessment of Multiscale Simulation’s Unidirectional Fiber Composite Model

  • Use of unidirectional fiber reinforced composites for high pressure containers and tubes, in which the high axial strength fibers bear the majority of the hoop stress 
  • Increased importance of finite element analysis for designing these structures
  • Potential incorporation of a commercial multiscale simulation tool in the pressure vessel design process
12:00 PM to 12:25 PM
Chomarat (USA)

Chomarat (USA)

Travis Irvin

country:
United States

Sales Manager

TPI Composites

TPI Composites

Brian Lucchesi

country:
United States

Senior Engineering Manager

LRTM Production of Transit Bus Components

  • How 5 decades of industry leadership help in providing innovative composite vehicle structures to solve the complex problem of reducing weight and cost in transportation applications
  • Finding the right reinforcement for the performance requirements of those parts
  • LRTM specific reinforcements for maximum production efficiency