High Rate Aerostructures Fabrication Working Group agenda to feature U.S. Air Force’s new $500 million BAA, tooling, material and process innovations sessions


On Wednesday, May 19 beginning at 1PM ET join IACMI’s High Rate Aerostructures Fabrication Working Group leader Brian Rice, as we continue discussions on the exciting developments in this technology area!

Rice has invited Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Craig Neslen to share on the Air Force’s recent $500 million Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that seeks to facilitate research and development in advanced manufacturing technologies to strengthen defense manufacturing capabilities.

In addition, AFRL seeks to advance future factory technology, build up the digital manufacturing enterprise and explore additive manufacturing through the BAA.

The following other presentations have also been added to the agenda:

Tooling Innovations Sessions

Babak Raeisinia, Machina Labs

“Rapid Metal Tooling for High-Rate, Low-Cost Production of Composite Parts”

Steve Schoenholtz, Triton Systems, Inc.

“Novel Additively Manufactured Composite Tooling”
Materials & Process Innovations Sessions

Nathan Stranberg, Continuous Composites

“Topology optimized continuous fiber AM of complex aero structures”

Joe Spangler, Teijin

“Composite Material Innovations for Aerostructures”

Our Working Group meetings emphasize market-driven themes, advanced technology, group objectives, and ways to make an impact. Register for Working Group meetings for groups that you already participate in, as well as for meetings in other areas of interest to you!

See below for schedule of our other Working Group meetings:

Tuesday, 5/18 (1PM-3PM ET), Simulation/Digital Twin Working Group
Thursday, 5/20 (2:30PM-4:30PM ET), Recycling/Circular Economy Working Group
Monday, 5/24 (1PM-3PM ET), Future Mobility/Vehicles Technology Working Group
Tuesday, 5/25 (1PM-3PM ET), Wind Energy Working Group
Thursday, 5/27 (1PM-3PM ET), Infrastructure & Construction Working Group

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