Composites Momentum

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.

Bob Yancey

Bob Yancey

Vice President – Additive Manufacturing at Altair
Bob has degrees from MIT, Virginia Tech, and University of Dayton with a focus on Aerospace Composites. His current role is to define the strategic direction of Altair to meet the growing and changing needs of the Additive Manufacturing market including laminated composites. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington where he teaches on the topic of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications.He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and webinars, and a frequent author of technical papers, articles, and trade publications.
Bob Yancey
Bob Yancey

About Bob Yancey

Bob has degrees from MIT, Virginia Tech, and University of Dayton with a focus on Aerospace Composites. His current role is to define the strategic direction of Altair to meet the growing and changing needs of the Additive Manufacturing market including laminated composites. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington where he teaches on the topic of Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and webinars, and a frequent author of technical papers, articles, and trade publications.