SAMPE Carolinas June 2012 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our June 2012 dinner meeting on June 19th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just: $20/ person for SAMPE members $25/ person for guests or non-members $10/ person for students with a valid student ID card   Our Schedule Will Be 6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails 6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements 6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner 7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote 8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn   Our Keynote This months speaker is Dee James (DJ) DeLong from DeLong and Associates, LLC. DJ founded DeLong and Associates, LLC in 2001 as a carbon fiber industry consultancy. DJ was formerly the general manager of BP Amoco’s carbon fiber business unit. He has consulted on a number of international projects and chaired global market and financial conferences on carbon fibers five times. DJ has over twenty-five years of PAN-based carbon fiber sales, marketing and operations experience. His presentation will describe recent growth in carbon fiber end use markets.  It will also present a forecast for future growth; including the end uses that are driving that growth. Carbon fiber consumption is estimated to double over the next 10 years. A key enabling factor is the level of capital investment needed for fiber production and the downstream converting and fabricating processes. The ability to assemble “fully financed” supply chains may become a differentiating factor for industry participants.   Event Registration and Payment Thanks to those that were able to come!   Printable PDF...

SAMPE Carolinas’ First Materials Expo was a Great Success!

Thanks to all that came to SAMPE Carolinas' Materials Expo! It was Successful Because of All of You! The chapter board members would like to express our appreciation for your participation in the 1st SAMPE Carolinas' Materials Expo. It's important for the success of the Chapter and future expos that all participants and exhibitors are able to experience an event that is educational, innovative, gives lots of opportunities for networking and, ultimately, breeds success for you, both professionally and personally. Both the support of our vendors and the attendance of both members and non-memebers alike made for an exciting, educational, and motivating evening. Thank you for coming. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for pictures and videos) A special Thanks to our Keynote Technical Presenters Listed below were our two technical presentations: Robert Skillen – Principal Engineer – VX Aerospace John Carson – Director of Sales – Chomarat North America “The Science and Engineering of Bi-Angle NCF vs. Black Aluminum and Novel Composite Laminate Design” Previously delivered at the JEC Asia in 2011 Stephen Misencik – Saertex USA, LLC "Review of the All-Composite Transit Bus Body" Both Robert and Stephen did a spectacular job as they shared with us. Their humor, good natured personalities, and genuine desire to educate was refreshing and fun. Thanks to both of you and to John for all the support. Another Special Thank You to our Vendors Here is a listing of those that came. Thanks to all of you for your support! Here are a Few Snapshots of the Event   For more pictures of this event and a number of shots...