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February, 2019

Monday,
Feb. 11, 2019

Newark, DE
A Digital Design & Additive Manufacturing Featured Seminar:
3D Printing of Multi-Functional Structures

Speaker: Eric MacDonald, Ph.D., P.E.
Until recently, 3D printing has been relegated to fabricating conceptual models and prototypes; however, increasingly research is now focusing on fabricating functional end-use products. As patents for 3D printing expire, new low cost desktop systems are being adopted more widely and this trend is leading to products being fabricated locally. However, currently the technology is limited in the number of materials used in fabrication and consequently is confined to fabricating simple static structures. For additively manufactured end-use products to be economically meaningful, additional functionalities are required to be incorporated in terms of electronic, electromechanical, electromagnetic, thermodynamic, chemical and optical content. By interrupting the 3D printing and employing complementary manufacturing processes, additional functional content can be included in mass customized structures. This presentation will review work in multi-process 3D printing for creating structures with electromechanical actuation, electro-propulsion and the Internet of Things with an emphasis on defense relevant applications.
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March, 2019

Wednesday,
March 6, 2019

Newark, DE
A Digital Design & Additive Manufacturing Featured Seminar:
On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integrated Research in Design and Additive Manufacturing

Speakers: Dr. John Gerdes (Vehicle Technology Director) & Mr. Eric Spero (Office of Strategy Management)
On the modern battlefield, warfighters are required to operate in dispersed small groups with reduced logistical support. The mission needs arising from this landscape can be difficult to predict, resulting in an incompatibility with the materiel that is available. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a key example of this challenge, as they may provide extensive capabilities, but often are unavailable or poorly matched to mission needs. At the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), we seek to address this challenge by designing and manufacturing customized UAS, on-demand, in a short period of time. By leveraging engineering design tools, additively manufactured vehicle frames are produced and matched to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts that result in vehicle designs specifically tailored to a particular mission need, with the whole process requiring approximately one day to complete.

The history of this research will be presented, including early work in developing a catalog and selection strategy for candidate COTS parts, development of a parametrically scalable vehicle design that accommodates a variety of mission needs, and a vehicle selection dashboard that facilitates matching of mission needs to vehicle designs. Results from several experimental evaluations conducted with warfighters will be discussed, all of which resulted in valuable insights into the diverse and challenging mission needs that are faced on the modern battlefield.
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Tuesday,
March 12, 2019

Newark, DE
Webinar: A Short Course in Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA (MAT162 & Others)
Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.
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Tuesday – Thursday,
March 12 – 14, 2019

Paris-Nord Villepinte
JEC World 2019
JEC World in Paris is the only trade show that unites the global composite industry: an indication of the industry’s commitment to an international platform where users can find a full spectrum of processes, new materials, and composite solutions.

Schedule a meeting or visit us at booth #P46c to discuss partnering with CCM.
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Wednesday,
March 13, 2019

Newark, DE
In House: A Short Course in Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA (MAT162 & Others)
Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.
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May, 2019

Friday,
May 3, 2019

Newark, DE
2019 Student Achievement Day
The UD-CCM Annual Student Achievement Day Awards will be presented on May 3, 2019 at the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials.
Monday – Thursday,
May 20 – 23, 2019

Charlotte, NC
SAMPE North America
SAMPE 2019 Conference and Exhibition is exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. Produced by the North America Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), this event brings together leading companies, engineers, scientists, and professionals from throughout the advanced materials and processes industry.
Schedule a meeting or visit us at booth #N42 to discuss partnering with CCM.
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July, 2019

Tuesday,
July 16, 2019

Newark, DE
Webinar: A Short Course in Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA (MAT162 & Others)
Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.
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Wednesday,
July 17, 2019

Newark, DE
In House: A Short Course in Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA (MAT162 & Others)
Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.
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September, 2019

Monday – Thursday,
Sept. 23 – 26, 2019

Anaheim, CA
CAMX 2019
Created by ACMA and SAMPE to connect and advance all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities, CAMX is an all-encompassing event. Regardless of the application — transportation, aerospace, marine, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, medical, academics, sports and leisure — CAMX is the must-attend event for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking.

November, 2019

Tuesday,
Nov. 19, 2019

Newark, DE
Webinar: A Short Course in Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA (MAT162 & Others)
Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.
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Wednesday,
Nov. 20, 2019

Newark, DE
In House: A Short Course in Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA (MAT162 & Others)
Progressive damage modeling of composites under low velocity impact, and high velocity impact is of interest to many applications including car crash, impact on pressure vessels, perforation and penetration of thin and thick section composites. This course will provide a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.
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December, 2019

Monday – Thursday,
Dec. 2-5, 2019

Phoenix, AZ
DMC 2019
The purpose of the Defense Manufacturing Conference is to bring together leaders from government, industry, and academia to exchange perspectives and information about critical Department of Defense (DoD) manufacturing technologies. The focus is on the production and sustainment of affordable defense systems. Over the years, DMC has become the principal national forum for discussion of defense manufacturing issues, policies, programs and capabilities, as well as counterpart industry initiatives and concerns.

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