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CAMX 2020 | Composites 201
This session builds on the information presented in Composites 101 with more focus on fiber reinforcements, polymers and comparisons of materials to provide a greater understanding of FRP composite materials and properties and performance. An in-depth overview of common manufacturing processes including the process and product characteristics will be covered as well as fundamental criteria for designing with composites highlighting and comparing the benefits and advantages of common materials.

Learning objectives:
1) Learn the material properties on a variety of fiber reinforcements, common thermoset and thermoplastic polymers, and their performance differences.
2) Understand which manufacturing processes should be used based on the characteristics of the process and the resulting products made from that process.
3) Learn the general guidelines and fundamentals in the design of FRP composites products.

Aug 26, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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John Busel
Vice President, Composites Growth Initiative @ACMA
Mr. Busel has 30 years of experience in market development, composites design, tool engineering, manufacturing, and research and development of thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials. He has led composites industry programs in existing and new market development, is very active in codes and standards development, and promotes composites through education and awareness to industry, consumers, and trade press. Mr. Busel has held a variety of positions for the following companies: Market Development Alliance (MDA), SPI Composites Institute, Brunswick Composites, Martin Marietta Aerospace, and Boeing-Wichita. He is a Fellow of American Concrete Institute (past chairman, 440 – FRP Reinforcement), and member of American Society of Civil Engineers, SAMPE, SPE, and ASTM. In 2019, Mr. Busel was elected to the ACMA Composites Industry Hall of Fame.