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Composites Manufacturing 2013

United States, Long Beach

SME’s Composites Manufacturing conference and exposition comes to Long Beach, California in 2013 co-located with SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing event.

This is the composite manufacturing industry’s authoritative event exploring how composites are changing aerospace, automotive, defense, recreational and sporting goods, and wind/alternative energy.

Here’s what industry specialists point to as evolving trends in composites manufacturing:

  • Increased use of automation, out-of-autoclave tooling and processing for structures, and integration of natural fibers, bio-resins, and other “green” materials and processes.
  • Automotive, recreational, wind energy, and aerospace are currently making the most use of composites materials.
  • Steady growth in the next three to five years in aerospace and engine manufacturers, with more advanced composites going into aircraft primary structures and next-generation engine and duct/cowl designs.
  • Automakers are answering the call for increased fuel efficiency by making greater use of composites in new car designs to reduce vehicle weight.

Composites Manufacturing 2013 is three days of expert conference sessions and demonstrations of the industry’s latest materials and manufacturing technologies. If you’re considering composites for your company’s products, Composites Manufacturing 2013 also offers special pre-event introductory workshops and insightful plant tours on March 18th.

The event will take place the 19-21 March 2013, in Long Beach Convention Center, USA.