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CAMX 2020 | Tooling 101 for Composites Manufacturing
Tooling forms and shapes every composite part or structure across many manufacturing processes and market applications. The materials used in making tools covers project phases from initial prototype periods through production runs which may be a very few (like 10 parts) to several thousand (golf shafts or automotive parts).
This presentation will cover the various types of tooling options often available in terms of the following areas:

o Metal and their important characteristics
o Composite (glass- and carbon-fiber) materials with various resin systems
o Rubber and elastomers
o Shape memory polymers
o Core, foams, and composite combinations
o Additive Manufactured tooling options
o Numerous other tooling alternatives

Numerous applications across a wide variety of industries and manufacturing processes will be presented so that attendees can see options and unique insight to tooling alternatives.

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn why tooling is most important to shaping a variety of composite structures across markets, and, why the materials in tools present both advantages and design challenges
2) Learn that tooling materials, costs, and manufacturing phases (development, initial low rate production, long-term production) create different opportunities in material options
3) Learn about the different tooling materials often used across a variety of market segments and why they are preferred in certain applications and environments

Aug 19, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Scott W. Beckwith, FSAMPE
Global Technical Director, SAMPE and SAMPE Journal Technical Editor @SAMPE
Dr. Beckwith, SAMPE Global Technical Director, SAMPE Journal Technical Editor and Journal of Advanced Materials Editor. With over 50 years’ experience in composite materials, structures, design/manufacturing – starting with pioneering work with 1st UK carbon fibers in 1967. Most notable, his work resolving propellant grain cracking problem (1st Stage Minuteman) working with Thiokol colleagues and Dr. Edward Teller in late 1960’s. He held 4 US Presidential Appointments as the carbon fiber industry expert negotiating Export Control rules (Dept. of Commerce). He is a SAMPE Fellow, SME Jud Hall Award, SACMA Leadership Award and SAMPE Distinguished Service Award. He developed “resin infusion” technology, filament wound COPVs, amusement rides (NASA Space Camp), underground petrol tanks (Petronas), Arctic drill systems (solid methane), and pressure vessels for the US Navy/Air Force/Army and NASA (Filament Wound Case-FWC Program). He has over 500 publications.