JEC ASIA INNOVATION AWARDS
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Next November in Seoul, don’t miss the chance to take part in the JEC Asia 2017 Innovation Awards Competition
A long established program:
Created in 1998, the goals of the JEC Innovation Awards program are to identify, promote, and reward the most innovative composite solutions worldwide and also enhance their public exposure.
For almost 10 years, this program has contributed to the advancement of the composite industry, and your project could be the next step forward.
An International Recognition
Winners gain a lot of visibility thanks to the extensive promotion allocated in various media:
Website: +40,000 unique visitors per month
JEC Composites Magazine: over 38,000 certified copies
Newsletter: +24,500 readers
A dedicated section in the Visitor’s Guide
Prize giving ceremony during the show
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International Composites Conference
COMPOSITES IN AUTOMOTIVE
Trends, Innovations and Opportunities
This two-day event will be gathering key industry players and experts around technical presentations combined with site visits to optimize networking opportunities and knowledge exchange.
Tentative Agenda – July 4, 2017
• Overview Thailand Automotive Industry
• Overview Automotive Composites
• Designing Composite Parts for Automotive Use
• Case Studies of Advanced Automotive Composite Design and Manufacturing
• Composite technologies contribution to the Automotive
• R&D presentation on Carbon Class A Finish
• Bio-based Resin to Reduce the Environmental Footprint
• Towards an effective repair strategy for damaged fibre composites
Among the speakers
• Danu Chotikapanich – President, Thai Composites Association
• Tanawat Boonpradith – Deputy Director, Audit & Assessment, Thailand Automotive Institute
• Daniel Ageda – Secretary General & COO, JEC Group
• Pascal Joubert des Ouches – Composites Business Director, Chomarat
• Amol Mangalmurti – General Manager Application Development, Autotech Polymers India
• Lolatte Xia -Weight Technical Engineer, L&L Products
• Pan-Usa Kongmunwattana – Marketing Manager, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)
• Dr Kheng-Lim Goh – Associate Professor, Newcastle University Singapore
• Cameron Johnson – General Manager Asia, Sigmatex
Site visits – July 5, 2017
Take full advantage of your participation with the visit of two technical sites
• TORAY CARBON MAGIC
• COBRA ADVANCED COMPOSITES
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ACT NOW FOR IMPROVEMENTS
Map to a Million_CEO Meeting Invitation and Discussion Document_17 May 2…
Philippa Rodseth (Executive Director, Manufacturing Circle) has urged me personally to get the challenges of the composites industry included in an initiative, being embarked upon by large manufacturers and government to spark radical improvements.
I am of the opinion that if our challenges are not on the list, the composites sector should not be surprised to find ourselves at the back of the queue. Time for action! I’ve been asked to represent the composites industry at an important CEO’s meeting on 4th July. I would like to table our constraints that day and need you to (partially) fill in the attached list before 21 June and return to me.
I specifically ask you to submit examples in which engagements with the three technical regulatory State Owned Entities have negatively impacted your business. These entities are:
– National Regulatory for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)
– South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)
– South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
I repeat that this is the opportunity for removing some of the challenges that we face as an industry. If we do not act we will lose our right to complain.
The Manufacturing Circle has initiated the Map-to-a-Million initiative in collaboration with a number of manufacturing industry associations, which aims to create a million jobs by strengthening and growing the local manufacturing sector. The First step is to identify bottlenecks and constraints that the manufacturing sector is facing. Govt. is primed and waiting for the outcome in order to jointly take action. Please read the attached letter for further info.
Act now and send me your input before 21 June.
Dr Kjelt van Rijswijk
Cell: 076 384 3484
Email: kjelt[email protected]
CESA accredited course
Attendees at the course earn 1 CPD point
R 995.00 for non-members
R 495.00 for registered cluster participants
Durban University of Technology
Ask any global expert what the first step is in a career in composites and the answer will most likely be: “ forget everything you have learned about metals”.
The education of engineers and technicians is built on metal principles. These same metal principles form the foundation of manufacturing management and technology entrepreneurship courses.
Being a cross-over between engineering and chemistry, composite technology requires a different foundation for developing products, setting up production facilities, running manufacturing companies and conducting business.
This ‘Think Composites!’ course aims to ‘unlearn metals’ and to build a composite foundation that covers not only the various aspects of materials, manufacturing and design, but more importantly the unbreakable link between these three elements. The latter is a fundamental difference with metal technology and a common source for failing composite products and businesses.
Outcomes of course
The main outcome of the course is to recognize and understand the differences between metals and composites and how they impact the engineering, manufacturing and business environment. The course will beef up the engineering angle of participants with a chemistry background, and add a polymer chemistry flavor to engineering participants.
The theory presented combined with industry best practices will assist participants with identifying, avoiding and solving common mistakes in composite design and manufacturing.
The ‘Think Composites!’ course prepares participants for follow-up composite courses and composite courses which are sector specific (e.g. advanced aerospace composites or boat building courses).
Stop thinking metals and start thinking composites before you do any further education to progress a career in composites.
All participants receive:
• Printed course-book.
• CD with Standard Workshop Procedures (SWPs) compiled by the local industry. These SWPs package international best practices covering a wide range of materials and processes, design methods and production facilities. The practical nature of the SWPs combined with the theoretical background of the course itself, provide a valuable basis from which to establish, improve and even certify composite facilities and products.
• A 30-minutes, 30 question multiple choice exam for self-evaluation purposes.
• A certificate of attendance.
Who should Attend
The ‘Think Composites!’ 1-day course is essential for anyone who:
has started a career in composites, is thinking about a career in composites, or who is involved in the support, development and production of any composite products or the companies making them.
Although the primary focus is on developing the technical workforce for the industry, the course is presented in such a way that it also adds value for non-technical managers of manufacturing companies and manufacturing-related policy makers. The course introduces a common platform and terminology from which industry, academia and government representatives can engage and build partnerships.
Contact [email protected] for more details