Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
SAE International is teaming with the University of Michigan to combine classroom and laboratory learning in the “Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy.”
The five-day Academy will be held Nov. 10-14 at SAE International’s Troy, Mich., office and will provide an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types such as carbon, glass and natural fibers. The focus, however, will be on carbon fiber processes, typical applications, benefits and shortcomings and limitations. Participants will become familiar with different composites terminology, quality issues, costs and automotive market needs and will gain a holistic understanding of automotive carbon fiber applications.
New this year will be interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities at the University of Michigan’s Composites Structure Laboratories, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. The activities will provide insight into testing various composite materials as well as processing and manufacturing composite structures.
The “Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy” – an immersive and comprehensive learning experience – provides an overview of different composite materials in terms of material types, and focuses on carbon fiber processes, typical applications, benefits, and shortcomings and limitations. Attendees will become familiar with composites terminology, quality issues, costs and automotive market needs, and gain a holistic understanding of automotive carbon fiber applications.
By attending, participants will be able to:
For more information about SAE International’s Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy, please visit http://training.sae.org/academies/acad08/. To attend, contact SAE International at customerservice(at)sae(dot)org or 1-877-606-7323 (1-724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada).
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