SAMPE Carolinas 2016 Materials Expo

SAMPE Carolinas 2016 Materials Expo



Wednesday April 6, 2016 starting at 2:00 PM

IACMI and Local Motors
Knoxville, TN

The SAMPE Carolinas Chapter is conducting our Fifth Annual Composite Materials Expo on Wednesday, April 6th beginning at 2:00 PM! We will be meeting at The Embassy Suites in Knoxville, TN with tours of IACMI and Local Motors.  Admission this year is only $25 for non-members, $15 for SAMPE members and $10 for students! Also, we’ll once again host a scholarship fund raising golf tournament on Thursday the 7th at 9:00 AM. Details will follow in future emails.

International Attendees:
Attendees traveling to the conference from outside of the US may be required to obtain a visitor visa. For more information about visa requirements, visit the US Department of State website: at Travel.State.Gov It is highly recommended that attendees begin making travel plans as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time to complete the visa application process. According to the US Department of State, visa applications should be made no later than 90 days in advance of travel. Also! Please note that we will need a minimum of 30 days advance notice for processing! The best information is generally found U.S State Department website.

The Schedule is as Follows:
2 pm Tour of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation(IACMI).  IACMI is committed to delivering a public-private partnership to increase domestic production capacity, grow manufacturing and create jobs across the US composite industry. IACMI’s collaboration of industry, research institutions and state partners is committed to accelerating development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced polymer composites for vehicles, wind turbines, and compressed gas storage.

3:30 pm Tour of Local Motors.  Local Motors is an American motor vehicle manufacturing company focused on low-volume manufacturing of open-source motor vehicle designs using multiple microfactories. They were founded in 2007 with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona the tour will be in their brand new microfactory in Knoxville.

5:30 pm Fifth Annual Composite Materials Expo at the Embassy Suites Knoxville West.   Key Note Speakers will include representatives from IACMI and Local Motors. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar during the expo. Also, if you need a place to stay The Embassy Suites has set aside a block of rooms for us for $149.00/ night. Just call 865-246-2309 and mention you’re with SAMPE Carolinas.

To register for this event click the “Register Now” link below. There you’ll find selections for attending the EXPO.


To register for this event, click here.


SAMPE focuses on 3 key characteristics for success; we will address all three at the EXPO!

At each EXPO we always try to feature two technical presentations intended to give participants a look at the most innovative research in the composite industry.

Last year’s EXPO featured over 20 exhibitors demonstrating the most innovative materials and equipment in the composite industry.  We expect as many or more this year.

Lastly, the EXPO will feature a lot of built in time for networking.  Exhibitors will be prepared to discuss potential open positions within their organizations with both recent graduates and experienced professionals.  Both manufacturers and suppliers will find a lot of opportunity to meet key composite professionals and thought-leaders within the Southeast US and beyond.

If you are interested in Exhibiting at this event, please click here for more details.