I’ve been involved in several composites events in the past month and there is a lot of momentum building for composites. First off was the CAMX show in Orlando which was a joint conference between SAMPE and ACMA. I presented a featured lecture on Aero vs. Auto composite applications.
Over 7000 attendees visited the show and for this first CAMX event, it was considered a great success by all involved. A couple weeks later I attended the JEC event in Boston. As part of this, a Simulation Composites Circle event was held to bring together key players in the composites simulation community and I published an article on the challenges and opportunities with composites simulation in the Digest for the event.
Finally, I was invited to discuss Composite Design and Simulation needs at a workshop hosted by Georgia Tech as part of the CAIIAC consortium they have established with a grant from NIST. Composites are clearly moving beyond Aerospace and sporting goods to applications in automotive and energy which presents tremendous opportunities for the industry. Altair will continue to focus our efforts on meeting the design and simulation needs of all of these industries.