SAMPE CHINA 2014 Conference & Exhibition
The 9th SAMPE CHINA Conference & Exhibition was held on October 27-29, 2014 at China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.
Prof. Xiaosu Yi, chairman of SAMPE CHINA opened the conference, the new SAMPE Fellow, Prof. Yiping Qiu, Co-chairman of SAMPE CHINA and Mr. Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE delivered the address at the opening ceremony. The plenary conference had 7 keynote speakers from 4 countries this year. They were: Dr. Ben Wang, Chief Manufacturing Officer of Georgia Institute of Technology, presentation on “Advanced Manufacturing and Multifunctional Composites”, Prof. Xiaosu Yi, Chief Scientist, ACC(Beijing) S&T Co., Ltd, presentation on “High-performance & Multifunctional Composites and Integrated Liquid-molding Technology”, Prof. GangaRao Hota, West Virginia University, presentation on “Advanced Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Sustainable Archistructures”, Dr. Armin Klesing，Global Business Development Manager，Solvay Specialty Polymers, presentation on “Lightweight design & construction in aerospace with advanced materials solutions from Solvay Specialty Polymers”, Dr. Hongyun Li, Vice General Manager, AVIC Composite Co., Ltd, presentation on “Industrial Production Technology and Application of Advanced Composite Materials”, Dr. Philipp Zimmermann, Product and Sales Manager for Composite and Surface, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, presentation on “Automated processing of high performance Composite Parts” and Mr. Issei Harima, Director of R & D, DaikyoNishikawa Corporation, Japan, presentation on “Research and Development of Composite Materials for Automotive”.
In addition, 14 sessions, including Construction & Civil Engineering Applications, High Performance Fiber and Applications, Efficient Processing and Assembly Technology, Polymer Nanocomposites, Light Weight for Automobile & Rail Transportation, Automatic Fabrication, Marine Engineering/ Ocean Engineering, Aerospace Application, Textile Structural Composites, Characterization and Testing, Analysis Technology, Advanced Composite Materials in Japan, Thermoplastic and Recycle Technology, 1 special session on Innovation of Key Laboratory of ACM and 1 technology course highlighted the academic conference. Totally 138 papers presented, 451 attendees registered the conference and sessions.
97 exhibitors from China, United States, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Macedonia and Japan joined the 9th SAMPE CHINA Exhibition, showed the high-performance fiber, matrix materials, sandwich material including foam and honeycomb, processing equipment, tooling, advanced composite materials and components. Total 2009 professional buyers from China, United States, Russia, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and HongKong in the field of advanced composite materials chain visited the exhibition. To promote composite materials to the industrial users, SAMPE CHINA organized the program of carbon fiber composites demo day, the low cost and fast curing process, thermoplastic rudder parts, large bundle carbon fiber UAV, automobile hub, wind energy blade, composite mask, etc. joined the show.
There were new recorded 75 teams including 23 wing teams, 29 carbon fiber bridge teams, 23 natural fiber bridge teams, and total with a number of 323 students joined the 6th SAMPE China Super Lightweight Composite Bridge/ Wing Student Contest. Finally, Chengdu Aeronautic Polytechnic took the 1st place in the carbon bridge group and wing group, Harbin Engineering University took No. 1 of the natural fiber bridge contest. SAMPE sponsored 2 teams from University of Washington to join the contest in China again this year and made the workshop more international and competitive.
On Wednesday afternoon, SAMPE Beijing organized a special company tour to AVIC Composite Co., Ltd, which is a specialized industrial-leading enterprise integrating the development, production, sales and services of resin, prepreg, honeycomb and composite material components. There were more than 120 attendees joining the visiting.
The 10th SAMPE CHINA is going to take place on May 27-29, 2015 in Beijing, as well as to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SAMPE Beijing Chapter.