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Venue

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center 300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach , California 90802
Tel: (562) 436-3636
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Aerodef Manufacturing 2018

Attendees

1,750

Exhibitors

207

Register

$250 - $1

Overview

Event Overview:

Collaboration for the Future of Aerospace

Gain access to a powerful community of aerospace and defense manufacturing leaders.

Why Attend?

AeroDef showcases advanced technologies at an interactive event that drives business connections

The AeroDef audience is high-level and solutions-driven. These are VPs, owners and engineering managers who need to transform their manufacturing – not just piece by piece – but with integrated solutions.

It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications.

Attendees, speakers and exhibitors are carefully targeted and invited. They come to learn, connect, collaborate and take advantage of opportunities only available here.

Who attends AeroDef?

CEOs, presidents, and vice presidents

Directors, working level managers and supervisors

Owners, engineers and procurement professionals

Why you need to attend AeroDef

If you have a stake in aerospace and defense manufacturing, you must be at AeroDef 2018. AeroDef attracts thinkers, doers and decision makers and is the place where significant technology decisions are made.

Explore innovative advances in processes and materials:

  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Technologies
  • Composites
  • Precision Machining
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Quality, Measurement & Inspection
  • Simulation
  • Finishing & Coatings
  • Advanced Materials

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE MANUFACTURING LEADERS

The AeroDef audience is high-level and solutions-driven. These are VPs, owners and engineering managers who need to transform their manufacturing – not just piece by piece – but with integrated solutions.

It’s the one event that brings together high-concept, integrated solutions and real-world applications.

Attendees, speakers and exhibitors are carefully targeted and invited. They come to learn, connect, collaborate and take advantage of opportunities only available here.

Who attends AeroDef?

Thinkers, doers, and decision makers - 87% of attendees have a role in purchasing decisions.

  • CEOs, presidents, and vice presidents
  • Directors, working-level managers, and supervisors
  • Owners, engineers, and procurement professionals

AeroDef is the place where significant technology decisions are made.

Ensure your products are considered when sizable budgets are invested.

  • 8% of AeroDef attendees have budgets over $5,000,000
  • 16% of AeroDef attendees have budgets over $1,000,000
  • 26% of AeroDef attendees have budgets exceeding $500,000

Agenda

Mar 26   

March 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

EARLY ARRIVAL RECEPTION FOR EXHIBITORS & CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

 Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Network with AeroDef conference attendees, speakers, advisors, and exhibitors in a casual setting.

Mar 27   

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

IMPROVING COST EFFECTIVENESS OF AFP PROCESSING BY USING A LOWER-COST MATERIAL FORM

 Room 101B  Automated Composites Manufacturing I

KEITH MCCONNELL

This presentation will discuss a low cost material form being developed specifically for use with fiber placement equipment. Development and extensive use of automated layup processes significant […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

A STUDY TO CLASSIFY AND REDUCE PROBLEMS FACED ON THE AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY AND INTEGRATION LINE

 Room 102A  Automation & Assembly

NECMI KARA

This presentation investigates the assembly process, which is one of the most important steps of air vehicle build. Like all processes, assembly is more complicated than that of many other sectors and […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS USING PROCESS MONITORING

 Room 102C  Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing I

ANKIT SAHARAN

Process monitoring has been instrumental in furthering the understanding of the additive manufacturing process. An overview of process monitoring capabilities is presented as this technology is becomi […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

WHEN INACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENTS LEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIVERSAL 3D MEASUREMENT OPTICAL TECHNIQUE

 Room 103A  Non-Contact Inspection of Advanced Parts

ARNAULD DUMONT

When facing the challenge of inaccessible and/or hazardous environments such as thermal-vacuum chambers, subsea, high altitude, nuclear areas or wind tunnels, usual 3D Optical Measurement Technologies […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

LOW CTE, HIGH-TEMPERATURE TOOLING SOLUTIONS

 Room 103C  Tooling for Composites

MASSIMILIANO MOTTA

ELEONORA GIANNANTONIO

Polymeric tooling boards are currently used by the aerospace and automotive industries primarily for master-mold manufacturing. Generally, they don't possess the required thermal stability, conductivi […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

AUTOMATED TEST METHOD FOR AEROSPACE SWITCHES AND CONTROLS

 Room 102A  Automation & Assembly

View profile

NAPOLEON CAILIPAN

In a production environment of low volume and high mix products, and ever continuing new product introduction, methods in assembly and test needs dynamic change to maintain profitability and product r […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

LARGE SCALE AND SERIAL 3D-MANUFACTURING WITH CLOSED LOOP QUALITY CONTROL FOR WIRE AND ARC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

 Room 102C  Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing I

CHRISTIAN SCHMID, DR.-ING.

The presentation give an overview over a new multi process, large scale manufacturer integrating additive and subtractive technologies to realize fast production cycles as well as high quality. The sy […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

NON-CONTACT METROLOGY FOR F-35 DIGITAL INTERFERENCE CHECKS

 Room 103A  Non-Contact Inspection of Advanced Parts

DEVIN GRANDE

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company worked with Exact Metrology to conduct a proof of concept to determine if non-contact metrology scanning solutions could be used to digitize this fit check. This pr […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

HYVARC: HYBRID INVAR/CARBON FIBER LAYUP MOLDS FOR COMPOSITE PROTOTYPING AND PART MANUFACTURE

 Room 103C  Tooling for Composites

SEAN HENSON

PAUL WALSH

Due to a production process that eliminates the need for a master mold and heat treatment cycle, HyVarC molds have a 20% shorter manufacturing time. Data will be presented on the machinability and res […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

OPTIMIZING CNC MACHINE TOOLING AND INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY BY 10-40%

 Room 103A  Machining Best Practices

Learn how a design flaw in CAT or V-Flange tooling causes vibration and chatter, run-out, poor finishes, poor tolerances, non-repeatability, shortened tool life and excessive spindle wear and tear. He […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

DATA ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR CRITICAL AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY FEATURES

 Room 102A  Automation & Assembly

AWAD EL MOUSA

This presentation will review two case studies for use of these methods for the F35 program which were developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: seam validation and edge coatings verification. […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

 Room 102C  Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing I

ALEXANDER (BLAISE) COLE

This presentation will give a past, present and future look at where design for additive has come from and where it will go. We will dive into many of the current design problems, everything from usin […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF CURVATURE AND DEFECTS ON TURBINE PARTS WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS EQUIPPED WITH OPTICAL 3D SENSORS

 Room 103A  Non-Contact Inspection of Advanced Parts

HELMUT SCHMIDINGER

The requirements on the manufacturing quality of turbine parts in the aerospace industry are extremely high. However, to ensure that the three-dimensional shape of the manufactured parts lies within d […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

BEYOND PROTOTYPING: OPTIMIZING MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS WITH THE POWER OF 3D PRINTING FOR TOOLING

 Room 103C  Tooling for Composites

TIM SCHNIEPP

This presentation will look at the major obstacles associated with traditional tooling, and how 3D printing can be applied to: production of manufacturing aids, like jigs and fixtures; end-of-arm tool […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

INCREMENTAL FORMING OF POLYMERS AND METAL-POLYMER LAMINATES

 Room 101B  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

MOHAMMAD ALI DAVARPANAH

Incremental forming of sheets has received considerable attention due to advantages such as part-shape-independent tooling, higher formability and higher process flexibility as compared to conventiona […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

HOLE-BORE CARBON HARDENING BY MEANS OF DRY DRILLING TO EXTEND AIRFRAME OPERATIONAL LIFE

 Room 102C  Automated Systems for Aerospace

GEORGE (NICK) BULLEN

This presentation will describe by means of data and illustrations the effects from dry drilling of hole-bores through High Strength Carbon Fiber (HSCF) over titanium stacks of material. The results d […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF PLASMA TREATMENTS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

GILES DILLINGHAM, PHD

This presentation discusses plasma treatment of composite materials and the intelligent use of this technology to engineer specific, beneficial surface chemistry through plasma treatment, including co […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

SOLID STATE HYBRID POLYMER-METAL 3D PRINTING IN AMBIENT CONDITIONS

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

KENG HSU, PHD

In this presentation, a new technique is introduced where a combined acoustic-thermal approach is used to manipulate both metals and polymers for additive fabrication of true metal-polymer composites […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

 Room 101B  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

BERTHOLD ERDEL, PHD

JOERG VOLLMANN

Leading manufacturing companies seek to robustly embrace the mandates of Lean-Green-Blue. Their common denominators are the reduction of waste, a cleaner environment and optimized energy consumption. […]

CONFERENCE

READ MORE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF 3D-VISION GUIDED DISPENSING FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

 Room 102C  Automated Systems for Aerospace

TYLER MCCOY

Applying sealant, potting material, edge sealing carbon fiber components, or coating aircraft components has long been a very manual process. This presentation will discuss the opportunities and the c […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

USING INFRARED HEAT TO REDUCE COSTS, INCREASE PRODUCTION AND IMPROVE QUALITY

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

MARTY SAWYER

This presentation shows how infrared works so attendees can better understand its application, cost savings and environmental benefits for process heating usage. Long wave, medium wave, short wave, ho […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

HOW LARGE FORMAT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS CHANGING THE AEROSPACE TOOLING MARKET

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

ANDREW BADER

We will be discussing how Large Scale Additive Manufacturing is creating value in the tooling and molds market space within Aerospace & Defense, especially around composites. We will define what L […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

MANUFACTURING OF SANDWICH ROCKET NOZZLE EXTENSIONS

 Room 101B  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

FRIDA HOGNERT

STEFAN PERSSON

The need for reduction of production costs and lead time for commercial launchers has led to the development of GKNs actively cooled sandwich nozzle technology platform which has been developed and co […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ADU MULTI SACK DRILLING PARAMETERS OPTIMIZATION FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATION

 Room 102C  Automated Systems for Aerospace

ABDELATIF ATARSIA, PHD

Depending on the drilling process, ADU’s look like a suitable solution for many cases such as program startup with low investment. This presentation covers an aircraft stack drilling of CFRP, Ti6AL4 […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

VACUUM BAG-ONLY CO-CURED SCARF REPAIRS EMPLOYING OPTIMIZED PREPREG AND RESIN

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

DAVID BENDER

This study investigated an out of autoclave prepreg comprising of USCpreg resin format and vinyl hybrid resin, designed for co-cured scarf repairs performed in the field. The mechanism by which throug […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE AND HYBRID MANUFACTURING IN METAL AND CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMERS

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

CHRISTIANE BEYER, PHD

One of the key success factors enabling the acceptance and growth of AM and Hybrid processes is the design of the parts to be manufactured. New thinking processes in engineering, new design rules and […]

CONFERENCE

READ MORE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

ADVANCED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE FORMING TECHNOLOGY FOR SHEET AND PLATE TITANIUM

 Room 102A  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

DON NELEPOVITZ

This technology utilizes readily available tooling material that is both lower cost and gives shorter lead times. Using current state-of-the-art computer simulation technology, costly process developm […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

AUTOMATED DEBURRING OF F-35 COMPONENTS

 Room 102C  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

JOSHUA HOWARD

With thousands of fastener holes being drilled by automated drilling systems, there is a resulting process that is completely manual and very time-consuming, yet required prior to fastener installatio […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING PERSONNEL AND PROCESS CHALLENGES OF MANUFACTURING ADVANCEMENT IN AEROSPACE

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

ANDREW POKELWALDT

Developing manufacturing processes that work for composite materials is an ongoing challenge for the aerospace and defense industry. With more variation in materials and products, challenges must be m […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

CRITICAL EVALUATION OF TITANIA SPECIMENS FABRICATED BY LITHOGRAPHY-BASED CERAMIC MANUFACTURING (LCM) TECHNOLOGY

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

BRANDON COX

Additive manufacturing of ceramic materials using the vat polymerization technique is a developing technological field. Materials like alumina and zirconia have proven successful for this technology b […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

AEROSPACE AUTOMATION OPPORTUNITIES

 Room 102C  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

RICK SCHULTZ

In Aerospace, the size and rate of the production cycle requires completely different thinking and solutions. Aerospace automation must be carefully designed so it can easily be phased into existing m […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

3D PRINTED ELECTRONICS: A NEW DIMENSION IN PROTOTYPING & MANUFACTURING

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

SIMON FRIED

3D printed electronics technologies are enabling developers to go from idea to working prototype in just days to enable agile electronics development and innovation. By iterating electronic circuits r […]

Mar 28   

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

IMPROVING COST EFFECTIVENESS OF AFP PROCESSING BY USING A LOWER-COST MATERIAL FORM

 Room 101B  Automated Composites Manufacturing I

KEITH MCCONNELL

This presentation will discuss a low cost material form being developed specifically for use with fiber placement equipment. Development and extensive use of automated layup processes significant […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

A STUDY TO CLASSIFY AND REDUCE PROBLEMS FACED ON THE AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY AND INTEGRATION LINE

 Room 102A  Automation & Assembly

NECMI KARA

This presentation investigates the assembly process, which is one of the most important steps of air vehicle build. Like all processes, assembly is more complicated than that of many other sectors and […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS USING PROCESS MONITORING

 Room 102C  Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing I

ANKIT SAHARAN

Process monitoring has been instrumental in furthering the understanding of the additive manufacturing process. An overview of process monitoring capabilities is presented as this technology is becomi […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

WHEN INACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENTS LEAD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIVERSAL 3D MEASUREMENT OPTICAL TECHNIQUE

 Room 103A  Non-Contact Inspection of Advanced Parts

ARNAULD DUMONT

When facing the challenge of inaccessible and/or hazardous environments such as thermal-vacuum chambers, subsea, high altitude, nuclear areas or wind tunnels, usual 3D Optical Measurement Technologies […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
10:30 am - 11:00 am

LOW CTE, HIGH-TEMPERATURE TOOLING SOLUTIONS

 Room 103C  Tooling for Composites

MASSIMILIANO MOTTA

ELEONORA GIANNANTONIO

Polymeric tooling boards are currently used by the aerospace and automotive industries primarily for master-mold manufacturing. Generally, they don't possess the required thermal stability, conductivi […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

AUTOMATED TEST METHOD FOR AEROSPACE SWITCHES AND CONTROLS

 Room 102A  Automation & Assembly

View profile

NAPOLEON CAILIPAN

In a production environment of low volume and high mix products, and ever continuing new product introduction, methods in assembly and test needs dynamic change to maintain profitability and product r […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

LARGE SCALE AND SERIAL 3D-MANUFACTURING WITH CLOSED LOOP QUALITY CONTROL FOR WIRE AND ARC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

 Room 102C  Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing I

CHRISTIAN SCHMID, DR.-ING.

The presentation give an overview over a new multi process, large scale manufacturer integrating additive and subtractive technologies to realize fast production cycles as well as high quality. The sy […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

NON-CONTACT METROLOGY FOR F-35 DIGITAL INTERFERENCE CHECKS

 Room 103A  Non-Contact Inspection of Advanced Parts

DEVIN GRANDE

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company worked with Exact Metrology to conduct a proof of concept to determine if non-contact metrology scanning solutions could be used to digitize this fit check. This pr […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

HYVARC: HYBRID INVAR/CARBON FIBER LAYUP MOLDS FOR COMPOSITE PROTOTYPING AND PART MANUFACTURE

 Room 103C  Tooling for Composites

SEAN HENSON

PAUL WALSH

Due to a production process that eliminates the need for a master mold and heat treatment cycle, HyVarC molds have a 20% shorter manufacturing time. Data will be presented on the machinability and res […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:00 am - 11:30 am

OPTIMIZING CNC MACHINE TOOLING AND INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY BY 10-40%

 Room 103A  Machining Best Practices

Learn how a design flaw in CAT or V-Flange tooling causes vibration and chatter, run-out, poor finishes, poor tolerances, non-repeatability, shortened tool life and excessive spindle wear and tear. He […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

DATA ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR CRITICAL AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY FEATURES

 Room 102A  Automation & Assembly

AWAD EL MOUSA

This presentation will review two case studies for use of these methods for the F35 program which were developed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company: seam validation and edge coatings verification. […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

 Room 102C  Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing I

ALEXANDER (BLAISE) COLE

This presentation will give a past, present and future look at where design for additive has come from and where it will go. We will dive into many of the current design problems, everything from usin […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF CURVATURE AND DEFECTS ON TURBINE PARTS WITH COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS EQUIPPED WITH OPTICAL 3D SENSORS

 Room 103A  Non-Contact Inspection of Advanced Parts

HELMUT SCHMIDINGER

The requirements on the manufacturing quality of turbine parts in the aerospace industry are extremely high. However, to ensure that the three-dimensional shape of the manufactured parts lies within d […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

BEYOND PROTOTYPING: OPTIMIZING MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS WITH THE POWER OF 3D PRINTING FOR TOOLING

 Room 103C  Tooling for Composites

TIM SCHNIEPP

This presentation will look at the major obstacles associated with traditional tooling, and how 3D printing can be applied to: production of manufacturing aids, like jigs and fixtures; end-of-arm tool […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

INCREMENTAL FORMING OF POLYMERS AND METAL-POLYMER LAMINATES

 Room 101B  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

MOHAMMAD ALI DAVARPANAH

Incremental forming of sheets has received considerable attention due to advantages such as part-shape-independent tooling, higher formability and higher process flexibility as compared to conventiona […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

HOLE-BORE CARBON HARDENING BY MEANS OF DRY DRILLING TO EXTEND AIRFRAME OPERATIONAL LIFE

 Room 102C  Automated Systems for Aerospace

GEORGE (NICK) BULLEN

This presentation will describe by means of data and illustrations the effects from dry drilling of hole-bores through High Strength Carbon Fiber (HSCF) over titanium stacks of material. The results d […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF PLASMA TREATMENTS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

GILES DILLINGHAM, PHD

This presentation discusses plasma treatment of composite materials and the intelligent use of this technology to engineer specific, beneficial surface chemistry through plasma treatment, including co […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

SOLID STATE HYBRID POLYMER-METAL 3D PRINTING IN AMBIENT CONDITIONS

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

KENG HSU, PHD

In this presentation, a new technique is introduced where a combined acoustic-thermal approach is used to manipulate both metals and polymers for additive fabrication of true metal-polymer composites […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

 Room 101B  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

BERTHOLD ERDEL, PHD

JOERG VOLLMANN

Leading manufacturing companies seek to robustly embrace the mandates of Lean-Green-Blue. Their common denominators are the reduction of waste, a cleaner environment and optimized energy consumption. […]

CONFERENCE

READ MORE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES OF 3D-VISION GUIDED DISPENSING FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

 Room 102C  Automated Systems for Aerospace

TYLER MCCOY

Applying sealant, potting material, edge sealing carbon fiber components, or coating aircraft components has long been a very manual process. This presentation will discuss the opportunities and the c […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

USING INFRARED HEAT TO REDUCE COSTS, INCREASE PRODUCTION AND IMPROVE QUALITY

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

MARTY SAWYER

This presentation shows how infrared works so attendees can better understand its application, cost savings and environmental benefits for process heating usage. Long wave, medium wave, short wave, ho […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

HOW LARGE FORMAT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IS CHANGING THE AEROSPACE TOOLING MARKET

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

ANDREW BADER

We will be discussing how Large Scale Additive Manufacturing is creating value in the tooling and molds market space within Aerospace & Defense, especially around composites. We will define what L […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

MANUFACTURING OF SANDWICH ROCKET NOZZLE EXTENSIONS

 Room 101B  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

FRIDA HOGNERT

STEFAN PERSSON

The need for reduction of production costs and lead time for commercial launchers has led to the development of GKNs actively cooled sandwich nozzle technology platform which has been developed and co […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ADU MULTI SACK DRILLING PARAMETERS OPTIMIZATION FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATION

 Room 102C  Automated Systems for Aerospace

ABDELATIF ATARSIA, PHD

Depending on the drilling process, ADU’s look like a suitable solution for many cases such as program startup with low investment. This presentation covers an aircraft stack drilling of CFRP, Ti6AL4 […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

VACUUM BAG-ONLY CO-CURED SCARF REPAIRS EMPLOYING OPTIMIZED PREPREG AND RESIN

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

DAVID BENDER

This study investigated an out of autoclave prepreg comprising of USCpreg resin format and vinyl hybrid resin, designed for co-cured scarf repairs performed in the field. The mechanism by which throug […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE AND HYBRID MANUFACTURING IN METAL AND CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMERS

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

CHRISTIANE BEYER, PHD

One of the key success factors enabling the acceptance and growth of AM and Hybrid processes is the design of the parts to be manufactured. New thinking processes in engineering, new design rules and […]

CONFERENCE

READ MORE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

ADVANCED ELEVATED TEMPERATURE FORMING TECHNOLOGY FOR SHEET AND PLATE TITANIUM

 Room 102A  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

DON NELEPOVITZ

This technology utilizes readily available tooling material that is both lower cost and gives shorter lead times. Using current state-of-the-art computer simulation technology, costly process developm […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

AUTOMATED DEBURRING OF F-35 COMPONENTS

 Room 102C  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

JOSHUA HOWARD

With thousands of fastener holes being drilled by automated drilling systems, there is a resulting process that is completely manual and very time-consuming, yet required prior to fastener installatio […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING PERSONNEL AND PROCESS CHALLENGES OF MANUFACTURING ADVANCEMENT IN AEROSPACE

 Room 103A  Composite Processes & Repair

ANDREW POKELWALDT

Developing manufacturing processes that work for composite materials is an ongoing challenge for the aerospace and defense industry. With more variation in materials and products, challenges must be m […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

CRITICAL EVALUATION OF TITANIA SPECIMENS FABRICATED BY LITHOGRAPHY-BASED CERAMIC MANUFACTURING (LCM) TECHNOLOGY

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

BRANDON COX

Additive manufacturing of ceramic materials using the vat polymerization technique is a developing technological field. Materials like alumina and zirconia have proven successful for this technology b […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

AEROSPACE AUTOMATION OPPORTUNITIES

 Room 102C  Advanced Manufacturing Processes

RICK SCHULTZ

In Aerospace, the size and rate of the production cycle requires completely different thinking and solutions. Aerospace automation must be carefully designed so it can easily be phased into existing m […]

CONFERENCE

March 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

3D PRINTED ELECTRONICS: A NEW DIMENSION IN PROTOTYPING & MANUFACTURING

 Room 103C  Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

SIMON FRIED

3D printed electronics technologies are enabling developers to go from idea to working prototype in just days to enable agile electronics development and innovation. By iterating electronic circuits r […]

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March 29, 2018
8:15 am - 8:45 am

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMIC-BASED PHTHALONITRILE MICRO AND NANOCOMPOSITES

 Room 101B  Advanced Materials

DERRADJI MEHDI

The current study discusses the effects of adding various types of ceramic fillers on the curing behavior, thermal, mechanical, anticorrosion, and UV shielding properties of the bisphenol-A based phth […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:15 am - 8:45 am

DATA MANAGEMENT IN COMPOSITE ASSEMBLY

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes I

ERDAL TEKIN

An overview of an information management system implementation at the composite assembly and installation process will be presented. The scope of the presentation will be from the preparation of proce […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:15 am - 8:45 am

CHARACTERIZATION OF DMLS IMPINGING INJECTORS: LIKE DOUBLET, UNLIKE TRIPLET, LIKE QUADLET, UNLIKE PENTAD

 Room 102C  Applications of Additive Manufacturing II

DEEPAK ATYAM

The most common metal additive manufacturing technique to produce high precision components, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), has not been extensively characterized and is known to have disadvanta […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:15 am - 8:45 am

AUTOMATING INSPECTION OF CARBON COMPOSITES

 Room 103A  Quality & Inspection Techniques

CLIFFORD BLISS

This presentation will cover the evolution of carbon composite inspection and how automation is blazing a new trail in rapid problem solving for carbon composite manufacturers. For years, the inspecti […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:45 am - 9:15 am

FIBER METAL LAMINATE COMPOSITE FOR BLAST AND BALLISTIC APPLICATIONS

 Room 101B  Advanced Materials

RIPUDAMAN RIPUDAMAN

RIPUDAMAN SINGH

The objective of this study is to develop fiber metal laminates (FMLs) that offer better blast and ballistic properties. In short, the study will involve the preparation of cost effective and light we […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:45 am - 9:45 am

HUMAN HIVE: EXPLORING REAL-TIME GLOBAL COLLABORATION USING EXISTING TELEPRESENCE DEVICES FOR REMOTE MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes I

JIM NOVACK

Collaborative work environments (CWE) combined with telepresence and mixed reality technologies offer new ways to improve the outcomes of engineering and building large construction, petrochemical, in […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:45 am - 9:15 am

TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS: ENSURING REPEATABILITY, QUALITY CONTROL AND RELIABILITY

 Room 102C  Applications of Additive Manufacturing II

NEAL ORRINGER

A new technology is being developed to accelerate quality control for aerospace production systems that includes not only cameras and sensors embedded in metal additive manufacturing solutions, but al […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
8:45 am - 9:15 am

NON-DESTRUCTIVE (NDT) RF-ABSORBING MATERIAL INSPECTION IN LABORATORY QA, DEPOT REPAIR AND HIGH-SPEED, IN-PROCESS QC APPLICATIONS

 Room 103A  Quality & Inspection Techniques

JEFFREY PEEBLES

Learn the latest developments in non-destructive testing (NDT) for inspecting RF-absorbing composite material using the revolutionary Gaussian Beam technologies. Obtain an understanding of how a […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:15 am - 9:45 am

HOW A LIQUID NYLON COATING CAN HELP CREATE AN IMPERVIOUS, PINHOLE-FREE COATING BARRIER

 Room 101B  Advanced Materials

PENNIE BURNHAM

TODD FLORA

The main purpose of a coating is to protect against corrosion. However, corrosion can quickly arise if defects such as pinholes develop while the coating is applied. The best coatings reduce or elim […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:15 am - 9:45 am

THE DIGITAL TWIN AND ITS EFFECT ON AUTOMATION EFFICIENCIES

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes I

COLM GAVIN

If you are a machine designer and your end customer asks for a digital twin of your machine, will you be ready? More and more companies want to ensure that new machinery will work before an investment […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:15 am - 9:45 am

USING 3D-PRINTED TOOLING AND FIXTURES TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURING FOR ASSEMBLY OPERATORS WITH DISABILITIES

 Room 102C  Applications of Additive Manufacturing II

GEORGE ALLMAN

This presentation will discuss the benefits of providing assembly operators with disabilities with 3D-printed tooling, fixtures, and custom accommodations. Highlights include specific case studies inv […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:15 am - 9:45 am

INSPECTION AND DIMENSIONAL METROLOGY WITH X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

 Room 103A  Quality & Inspection Techniques

HERMINSO VILLARRAGA-GÓMEZ

This presentation is a comprehensive review of the use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for dimensional metrology with an update on the international efforts to create standards for metrological test […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:45 am - 9:55 am

CUSTOMER-CENTRIC DATA IN FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes I

TOMI KANKAINEN

This presentation will illustrate through case studies the use of data during the system life-cycle by using virtual reality, 3D and cloud digital twins for creating co-understanding of the customer v […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:45 am - 9:55 am

REDESIGN OF AN APOGEE ENGINE MOUNT USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

 Room 102C  Applications of Additive Manufacturing II

FRANCK MOURIAUX

This presentation shows how topology optimization and additive manufacturing could solve the issues related to the design of the apogee engine mount for the SpaceIL Team competing for the Google Lunar […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
9:45 am - 9:55 am

THE COST OF QUALITY: USING DATA-DRIVEN METHODS TO JUSTIFY INVESTMENT IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

 Room 103A  Quality & Inspection Techniques

ANGELA WHITESIDE

This presentation walks through holistic methods for determining and conveying the true cost of quality in high-complexity manufacturing environments. It will discuss and demonstrate the effect that i […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:15 am - 10:45 am

LASER-AUGMENTED DIAMOND DRILLING TECHNOLOGY FOR HARD AND BRITTLE MATERIALS

 Room 101B  Advanced Machining

ERIC CARLO

Hard and brittle materials, when drilled with common methods, tend to fracture and lose strength, their quality greatly diminished in the process. These materials also cause excessive tool wear, which […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:15 am - 10:45 am

VIRGIN ORBIT TAKES OFF INTO PRODUCTION WITH MES SOLUTION

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes II

ANDRZEJ GORYCA

This talk will explain how Virgin Orbit partnered with iBASEt and leveraged internet-connected machinery to monitor the production process with real-time visibility, synchronize production operations, […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:15 am - 10:45 am

DRILLING AND MILLING OF COMPOSITE VERSUS METAL

 Room 102C  Machining of Composites

BRIAN ROSS

This presentation characterizes the special features of machining composite in comparison to machining metal. Simplified theoretic models will demonstrate how CFRP should be machined without delaminat […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:15 am - 10:45 am

EFFECT OF SURFACE FINISH FROM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING COMPONENTS ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

 Room 103A  Metal Additive Manufacturing II

RICHARD MERLINO

Over the past few years, the AM industry has shown that with the right controls in place consistent mechanical properties can be achieved. The clear majority of this testing has been performed accordi […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:15 am - 10:45 am

ASSEMBLY METADATA INTEGRATION

 Room 103C  Automated Manufacturing Processes

MATT PROUT

AARON ELLS

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am

CREATING AN INDUSTRY 4.0 ROADMAP FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes II

It is important to understand the kind of impact Industry 4.0 will have on your organization and industry. To do this, you need to know where it is currently and where it is going. Your organization s […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am

MICROPECK DRILLING IN COMPOSITE AND TITANIUM STACKS

 Room 102C  Machining of Composites

LINN WIN

The micropeck drilling method enables users to drill through multiple material stacks, such as composite and titanium, in one shot while ensuring hole precision, eliminating composite erosion, and cre […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am

A SYSTEM FOR HIGH-SPEED, LOW-COST, MULTI-METAL 3D PRINTING

 Room 103A  Metal Additive Manufacturing II

DUNCAN MCCALLUM

Metal 3D printing solutions in use today are expensive and slow, and use costly metal powders. As a result, production costs are exorbitant. Digital Alloys systems print production quality parts at a […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
10:45 am - 11:15 am

AS9100 PROCESS METRICS

 Room 103C  Automated Manufacturing Processes

TRACY STEPHENS

There are several traits of effective process measures, and related concepts, that will enable process owners to identify and present process measures to derive maximum benefit from their use and driv […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
11:15 am - 11:45 am

LASER MATERIALS PROCESSING: NEW FRONTIERS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

 Room 101B  Advanced Machining

TERRY VANDERWERT

Recent advances in laser machine and processing technology made possible by high power fiber lasers, new process sensors, and faster controls have led to remarkable increases in process efficiency, pr […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
11:15 am - 11:45 am

DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH SELF-SERVICE MANUFACTURING APPS

 Room 102A  Intelligent Manufacturing Processes II

YUVAL MARCUS

NATAN LINDER

This presentation introduces the concept of self-service manufacturing apps and explains how these can help the aerospace and defense industries drive their digital transformation from the bottom-up a […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
11:15 am - 11:45 am

WILL 3D METAL PRINTING MAKE INVESTMENT CASTING OBSOLETE?

 Room 103A  Metal Additive Manufacturing II

THOMAS MUELLER

In this study, investment foundries and metal printers were asked to quote 75 different cases consisting of 5 part geometries, 3 part sizes and 5 production volumes ranging from 1 to 10,000 parts. Quo […]

CONFERENCE

March 29, 2018
11:15 am - 11:45 am

THE EFFECTS OF DRY DRILLING COMPOSITE/TITANIUM MATERIAL STACKS

 Room 103C  Automated Manufacturing Processes

DERRICK ANIEROBI

Keynote Speakers

Christopher Cool

VP of Affordability

Northrop Grumman

Christopher B. Cool is vice president, Operations Optimization at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of military aircraft, autonomous and space systems and next-generation solutions to assist our customers worldwide, preserve freedom and advance human discovery.

In this role, Cool’s responsibilities include overseeing Manufacturing Engineering and Tooling, Industrial Engineering and Scheduling, Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Security, and Project Management.

His previous assignments include vice president, Strategy and Operations Excellence; vice president, Affordability; sector vice president, Quality, Safety and Mission Assurance; and sector vice president, Quality Systems and Safety, at the former Integrated Systems sector. Prior to that, Cool performed in various capacities at the former Integrated Systems sector in affordability, quality, integration and knowledge management. He has served as vice president, Manufacturing Quality and Lean, and was the Defense and Aerospace Industry chair on MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative from 2005-06. He is a founding member and past chair of Northrop Grumman’s Competitive Excellence Council and the Corporate Quality Council.

Cool joined Northrop Grumman in 1985 as an industrial engineering manager supporting the B-2 program and was later named director of Strategic Planning on the program. Cool moved to the Commercial Aircraft Division as director of Division Integration and Program Management. He was named vice president, Manufacturing, Quality and Lean, for the Aerostructures business unit in 1998 and later held the same position at the Integrated Systems sector.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Cool worked in industrial engineering for Rockwell International in Columbus, Ohio, and Palmdale, Calif., and at Boeing Commercial Aircraft in Everett, Wash.
Cool holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Stanford University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Califonia, Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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