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Composites Weekly

Composites Weekly is an online podcast published each week by industry expert Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has served as consultant in the composites industry for over 12 years. He brings you the latest news and information in the world of composites and provides interviews of leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 21, 2016

This week, I welcome Francesco Fornasiero on the show to discuss some his work in developing a composite material that makes military uniforms breathable and could protect soldiers from biological and chemical agents.

Dr. Fornasiero is on the research staff of the
Biosciences and Biotechnology Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States' security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

• Enhance the nation's defense.
• Reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
• And respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

Sep 15, 2016

This week, I welcome Dr. Anthony Rollett. He is the co-director of the NextManufacturing Center and professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

He's an expert in the 3D printing of metals, Rollett’s research focuses on microstructure, strength of materials, constitutive relations, texture, porosity and formability.

On this episode, we'll be discussing 3-D printing and the problems related to printing metals like titanium.

Although 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is currently being used for rapid prototyping, it has its sights set on becoming the mainstream manufacturing process for grander applications, such as aerospace parts, custom biomedical implants, and high performance automobiles.

Improving the internal structure of 3-D printed metal parts is one of the big challenges that need to be met in order for this manufacturing process to be adopted in a more mainstream way. Less porosity will mean stronger, more reliable end-parts.

On today's episode, I'll be discussing the issue of porosity with Dr. Rollett and how be eliminated by making adjustments to the process parameters of the machine.

You can find out more interviews like this by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

Sep 1, 2016

This week, Katie Christy joins me on the show to discuss the topic of improving sales performance using the StrengthsFinder Assessment.

Katie is the founder of "Activate Your Talent" and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who has seen first-hand how individuals that utilize the StrengthsFinder assessment in their selling style have increased their overall engagement, productivity and profitability.

She has worked with both small and large organizations alike that are interested in improving their sales team's performance by uncovering those natural talents that often go untapped.

Katie’s mission is to help people and organizations leverage their talents to be more effective in both their personal and professional lives.

You can find more episodes like this by visiting http://www.compositesweekly.com.

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