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Last week, SAMPE hosted a one-day technical conference, the High Desert Chapter, to provide an opportunity for composites manufacturers to touch base before the next full length SAMPE show in 2018.
BTG Labs’ West Coast Sales Engineer Aaron Berding, hosted a booth for the event.
Was this your first time at the show? What were some advantages to a smaller show? What was different about this one?
This was BTG’s first time at the show. The advantage of the small show was that attendees had more time to stop and chat without the overwhelming crowds and busy schedule. They are more willing to stop and chat with your because there were only 75 booths, instead of 300, 500, etc. …Read More
SAMPE is the “Society of Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering,” and annually they host a conference and exhibit hall where Scientists and Engineers gather to learn about the past year’s manufacturing advancements. Giles Dillingham, our Chief Scientist and CEO, has been a member for 15 years, and BTG Labs has presented many different technical papers and research projects at this conference. This was my second time attending this conference, after last year in Long Beach.
While SAMPE targets the advancement of all materials and processes, composites—namely carbon fiber—dominate the show. Many exhibitors manufacture woven carbon fiber materials that will be turned into aircraft structures or interiors. Other vendors supply OEM aircraft manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers, specific parts that will be installed directly onto final products.
Some examples include specialized composite tubing and fluid tanks for waste and water storage. I also saw: tooling manufacturers, adhesive and tape suppliers, software companies, testing labs, autoclave/oven vendors (one was giving virtual reality tours of their equipment!), and material processing equipment. This included 4 plasma treatment companies. The most we have seen at SAMPE to date. …Read More
SAMPE: Leading Advanced Materials and Processes Conference
Join BTG Labs at the SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material Process Engineering) Conference and Exhibition. The event will be held in Long Beach California, May 23-26. SAMPE specializes in advanced materials and processes, and for decades, holds the go-to conference for the defense and commercial aerospace industry.