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Wednesday, May 13, 1998
08.30   Registration
09.00   Welcome
introduction to the convention program
Axel Seifert
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
09.15 Basics Filament winding, an efficient method for composite production
comparison with other production processes, historical view, applications, markets, future perspectives
Dr. Brian Spencer
Spencer Composites Corporation, USA
10.00   Coffee break and exhibition
10.45 Basics Basics of filament winding and machine technology
Clairaut, geodesic / non-geodesic winding, filament winding machine technology, dimensioning of filament winding machinery, number of axes, speed, acceleration
Axel Seifert
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
11.40 Basics The right selection of material
fibers, fabrics, tapes, thermoset / thermoplastic matrices, prepregs
Michael Sonnen
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
12.15   Lunch and exhibition
13.45 Design and analysis Efficient design and automated production
from first ideas to serial production
Thorsten Meyer
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
14.30   Coffee break and exhibition
15.15 Design and analysis Mechanical properties of filament wound composites
micro mechanics, macro mechanics, laminate calculation, example: dimensioning of whole railway carriages
Dr. Dirk Huybrechts
Schindler Waggon AG, Switzerland
16.00 Applications Filament winding applications in the offshore industry
use of filament wound composites under severe circumstances
Kevin Reinhart
SeaFlex, Norway
16.45   Discussion
17.15   Exhibition
18.00   Reception and cocktail

Thursday, May 14, 1998
09.00 Quality control An experimental design approach to off-line quality control in filament winding
basics on experimental design and analysis, quality control of impregnated tows, quality control of filament wound tubes
Dr. Mieke Lossie
University of Leuven, Belgium
10.00   Coffee break and exhibition
10.45 Quality control On-line data acquisition in filament winding
concepts for an improved process control
Martin Koschmieder
IKV, Germany
11.40 Automation Automation of filament winding process
automation, serial production, example: golf shafts and other sporting goods
Brian Spencer
Spencer Composites Corporation, USA
12.15   Lunch and exhibition
13.45 New develop-ments Use of a new light solidifying vinylester resin for filament winding
advantages and perspectives of new resin systems
Prof. Dr. Masanori Kawahara, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
14.45 New develop-ments Thermoplastic filament winding
actual status and perspectives
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ziegmann, Yves Toso
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

15.45   Coffee break and exhibition
16.15 New develop-ments Low cost thermoplastic filament winding
impregnation techniques, winding techniques, machines, applications
Gordon Bishop
PERA Technology, England

17.15 Economy Project evaluation
efficient investment in automated production, cost reduction
Axel Seifert
MATERIAL S.A., Belgium
17.50   Discussion
18.00   Exhibition

Friday, May 15, 1998
9.00 Transfer from the Palace Hotel to MATERIAL's filament winding laboratory
09.30 Session 1: Hands-on
  • how to handle materials and machinery
  • programming of winding machines
  • use of light solidifying resins
  • new tensioning devices
  • FEA calculation of pressure vessels
  • fitting winding
  • discussion of the delegates needs and questions
Session 2: CADWIND user meeting
  • presentation of the latest version of CADWIND
  • discussion of the CADWIND/FEA interface
  • discussion of the experience of the users
  • discussion of new ideas for new modules and versions
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Session 1 (continued) Session 2 (continued)
16.00 Close of conevtion
Transport to the Palace Hotel, airport or main railway station

Gordon Bishop
has over 12 years experience of the composites industry, defining and managing complex multi-disciplinary development projects in a range of composite materials processing technologies. He has practical and theoretical knowledge of a broad range of manufacturing techniques, including pultrusion, resin transfer moulding and filament winding, and he has developed expertise in the commercial application of new product and process developments. He is currently Business Manager of the Composites Practice at Pera Technology, England.

Dr. Dirk Huybrechts,
born 1963, obtained his diploma degree in mechanical engineering from the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany. As a member of the scientific staff of the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) in the department of composites his research interest was focused on design and dimensioning of FRP components. Currently he is working with the development team "wound sandwich railway carriage" of Schindler Waggon AG, Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Masanori Kawahara,
born 1937 in Kanoya, Japan, graduated at the Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University, in 1959. Since then employed at NKK (steel making company) as researcher. From 1965 to 1967 he studied at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, for doctorate. 1967 he obtained PhD from Faculty of Sciences Orsay of Paris University. From 1967 to 1992 he worked for NKK. Since 1992 he has been professor at the Tokyo Metropolitan University. His working fields are: fracture mechanics, mechanical design, composite material engineering (especially filament winding), design of FRP pressure vessels, standards and codes for gas cylinders, etc.

Martin Koschmieder
studied mechanical engineering / plastics processing at the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany. Since 1996 he has been employed as scientific assistant at the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) in Aachen. In the department of composites he is specialised in winding process optimization for thermosets and thermoplastics.

Dr. Mieke Lossie,
born 1962, graduated as civil engineer at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1985. In 1990 she obtained the PhD-degree in mechanical engineering at University of Leuven with her thesis on "Production oriented design of filament wound composites". After working as design engineer at Seeber Konstruktionen, Germany, and shift manager and process engineer in the Packing Department of Procter & Gamble, Belgium, she returned to the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Leuven as senior researcher. Since 1994 she has been involved in several national and international projects related to filament winding in particular and composites in general.

Thorsten Meyer,
born 1969, graduated 1996 at the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany, as mechanical engineer with specialization in material technology. He gained his first experience in composites and filament winding technology as a research student worker at the composites department of the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) in Aachen. Since 1996 he has been project engineer at MATERIAL S.A., Belgium.

Kevin Reinhart,
an engineer with SeaFlex a.s in Oslo, Norway, has worked on several projects related to composite risers (pipelines) in the offshore oil industry. He obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, while working on the development of a filament wound flexible composite pipe for the onshore oil industry.

Axel Seifert,
born 1963, studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany. In 1990 he founded MATERIAL S.A., Belgium, an engineering company specialising in filament winding. As a leading expert in process automation and production optimisation he is a seminar instructor and speaker at international conferences about composite processing.

Michael Sonnen,
born 1965, studied mechanical engineering at the Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany (1984-1989). From 1989 to 1993 he worked at the IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) as scientific assistant in the fields composite part design, laminate analysis and composite processing methods. From 1993 to 1997 he was head of the composite group of Verseidag Indutex, Germany (textile systems and thermoplastic prepregs). Since 1997 he has been responsible for Engineering Services at MATERIAL S.A., Belgium.

Dr. Brian E. Spencer
graduated from the University of Nebraska (BS, Ph.D.) in 1988, and the University of California/Berkeley (ME) in 1971 and the University of California/Davis (ME) in 1980. Since 1994, he is President and CEO of SPENCER COMPOSITES CORPORATION, a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of filament wound composites. He previously worked for Brunswick Corporation, and was co-founder of Addax and Spyrotech corporations. Dr. Spencer has served actively as committee member, conference chair, technical speaker, and tutorial Instructor for SAMPE and SME on filament winding composites structures, design, and analysis. He is the 1998 recipient of the Jud Hall award sponsored by the Composites Manufacturing Association of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Yves Toso
studied at the Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne, Switzerland (main direction thermodynamics). Since 1996 he works as scientific assistant at the Composite Laboratory at the ETH (technical university) Zürich, Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ziegmann
studied Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH (technical university) Aachen, Germany. In 1979 he obtained his PhD in the field of plastics processing at the RWTH Aachen. From 1980 to 1985 he worked at Dornier, Germany, in the field of non-metallic materials and processes. From 1986 to 1990 he was responsible for application technique for carbon and aramid fibers as well as quality assurance at AKZO, Germany. Since 1990 he is head of the Composite Laboratory at the ETH (technical university) Zürich, Switzerland. In addition he holds the position of honorary professor at the Technical University Chemnitz, Germany, since 1996.

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