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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: October, 2016
Oct 26, 2016

This week, I welcome John Cogger on Composites Weekly. John is the president of Innova Engineering. They provides engineering services to manufacturers in a variety of industries including medical, aerospace and consumer product industries.

John has over 25 years of experience in the fields of engineering and consulting and has direct experience in the application of composites materials ranging from high performance thermosets, to long and short fiber injection molded thermoplastics, in architectural applications.

On this episode, we'll continue to discuss composites in the architectural industry and the exciting possibilities that are available.

One of the main concerns in the use of these materials though is the cost, as well as perceived manufacturing complexity.

John says the keys to success in using these materials is a keen understanding of the manufacturing process, the ability to perform quick and simplified analysis of complex materials, and the use of topology optimization tools to reduce costs and provide maximal structural benefits using the least amount of material.

You can find more episodes like this by visiting our website at www.compositesweekly.com.

Oct 19, 2016

This week, we are discussing opportunities for composites in the Architecture market with William Kimmerle of Kimmerle Group.

Kimmerle Group is a multifaceted architectural design firm. With a headquarters in Harding, NJ and the Urban Studio office in NYC, the multifaceted architecture design firm has an extensive portfolio of work in corporate, commercial, healthcare, planning & urban design, education, residential and historic preservation.

William has been with Kimmerle Group for more than a decade in varying capacities ranging from senior designer to senior project manager.

On this episode, we'll be discussing a recent project in Long Island City, NY in which they are using carbon fiber structural reinforcement. We'll how they are using carbon fiber and some of the exciting opportunities that composite materials offers to the architectural industry.

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

Oct 12, 2016

On this episode, I welcome Nina Zerman, the technical sales & marketing manager for Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc.

Ship and Shore is a complete source for industrial air pollution control as well as heat and energy recovery systems. They offer environmental solutions that conserve resources and meets air quality requirements. From regenerative thermal oxidizers to condensing boiler systems, their team of engineers works closely to design Environmental Solutions for cleaner air today and tomorrow!

Their mission is simple: Provide energy efficient, innovative, quality products and services that help both small and large manufacturers meet the increasing demands of environmental regulations while enhancing productivity and profitability.

On this episode, Nina will be sharing some background on Ship and Shore, and some of the environmental solutions they offer to manufacturers in the composites and advanced materials industry. 

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

Oct 10, 2016

This past week at CAMX, I had the opportunity to interview John Schweitzer of the ACMA. John is the Vice President of Government Affairs with the American Composites Manufacturers Association.

On this episode, we'll be discussing the ACMA's political action committee (PAC) and why it is so important for today's manufacturers.

The ACMA PAC was established over a decade ago to promote:

• ACCESS: ACMA PAC is the only political organization in Washington, D.C. specifically dedicated to the composites industry. An active presence on Capitol Hill is critical to balance our competing interests from other associations that are pushing their own legislative agenda. If our interests are propelled by the weight of a robust PAC, then we have the access we need to key Members of Congress.

• ADVOCACY: Congress routinely considers legislation that will have a lasting impact on the composites industry. A robust PAC allows ACMA to provide policymakers the resources they need to make informed decisions about bills specifically affecting our industry's bottom line.

• ALLIES: ACMA has worked hard to develop strong relationships with Congressional members that have proven to be industry allies. Contributions to ACMA PAC can be used to support those Senators and Representatives that are facing challenging re-elections in competitive districts.

Oct 6, 2016

On this episode, I welcome Joshua Leath on the show to share some background on his company and the products they offer.

Joshua is the product manager for Fibre Glast Developments Corporation - a company that offers a complete line of fiberglass supplies and composite materials including fiberglass cloth, epoxy resins, carbon fabric, mold Kevlar and more.

Fibre Glast Developments has built the largest and most comprehensive catalog of top quality composite materials and supplies in the industry.

On this episode, Josh will be discussing the history of Fiberglast and the primary markets they serve. He'll also be discussing one of their biggest sales and marketing advantages - an incredible online catalogue and e-commerce site that allows customers to order what they need when they need it.

They also provide a comprehensive learning center that is designed to be a go-to educational resource to share everything you need to know about composites materials and their applications.

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

Oct 4, 2016

On this episode, I have the privilege of talking with Tom Dobbins, president of the ACMA and Arseniy Bolotsko, director of digital strategy with the ACMA.

Composites Lab is a comprehensive online resource dedicated to educating anyone who has an interest in composites today. 

Before CompositesLab, there was no central online resource like this. As the voice of the composites industry, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) felt compelled to change that. Their mission has been to educate others about composites and their many benefits and uses.

CompositesLab is meant for anyone interested in learning more about composites -
From the architect considering composites in their next project, to the high school student who needs a primer on the topic before writing a paper.

Composites are the material of the future, and this new website is the first step in making sure the world knows about these amazing materials.

On this episode both Tom and Arseniy will be discussing the mission behind Composites Lab, how it was developed, and finally how people can use this site to learn everything from processes (open mold, closed mold, cast polymer molding), to materials and industry applications. 

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

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