The first International Symposium on Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM1) was held in Montreal
in April 2013. The event was a great success for the composite manufacturing community with over 36 oral presentations
and participants from 11 countries. The symposium addressed hot topics in the area of advanced composites manufacturing
using automated technologies. It brought together both academia and industrial practitioners and aimed to bridge the gap
between academic research and industrial applications. Leading from this success, the second International Symposium on
Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM2) was held in Montreal in April 2015. This again was a great success.
There were 47 presentations and 150 participants from 13 countries.
Objective and topics:
The objective of this ACM3 is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion on the latest development in automated composites. The topics include but are not limited to the following:
Preliminary list of keynote speakers:
|A number of specialists with extensive experience in the field will be invited to present lectures|
|Dr. Z. Gürdal
Director, McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research Ronald E. McNair Endowed Chair Holder
University of South Carolina, USA
Presentation title: "Nonconventional Laminates: An Artifact of Automated Composites Manufacturing"
|Mr. Arnt Offringa
Director R & D, Fokker Technologies BV
Presentation title:"Fiber placement and tape laying through continuous ultrasonic tacking; a robust and low cost alternative"
|Dr. Suresh G. Advani
George W. Laird Professor and Chair
Associate Director, Center for Composite Materials
University of Delaware, USA
Presentation title:"Role of Sensors and Simulations to Implement Automation in Liquid Molding of Composites"