2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM Recap

Thank you to all presenters, attendees, and tabletop exhibitors at this year’s DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers Technical Interchange Meeting. This year’s event was hosted by the U.S. Army, was presented by NCMS, and took place at The Landing at Hill Air Force Base, UT. From the event kickoff to the event-closing working group discussion, this meeting was informative, productive, AND fun. The positive feedback for speakers, the energetic buzz for the industry tabletop reception, and the sold out tours demonstrate the excitement that this event brings to the composite maintenance community each year. We thank everyone that attended this meeting and we hope to see you again next year!



TUESDAY, August 22

7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Introduction/Opening Remarks Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF), Army
8:45-9:15 Keynote F22 and F35 Maintenance Efforts COL Jon A. Eberlan, USAF Commander, 309th Aircraft Mx Group  Download Presentation
9:15-9:45 Your Role in OSD Maintenance Strategies for Advanced Materials Greg Kilchenstein, OSD Enterprise Maintenance Technology  Download Presentation
9:45-10:15 Break – Visit Table Top Displays
10:15-10:45 Drillin’ For Dummies (Innovations in Hinge Fitting Replacement) Jeff Rushton, Air Force  Download Presentation
10:45-11:15 Private Sector Ergonomic Sanding Tool Development Robert Kent, Temple Allen    Download Presentation
11:15-11:45 Advanced Integrated Composite Repair Jonathan Garhart, Sikorsky Aircraft   Download Presentation
11:45-1:15 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15-1:45 AFRL Sealant Removal Tools Jim Mazza, AFRL   Download Presentation
1:45-2:15 FTIR Heat Damage Assessment on V-22 Wing Skin Justin Massey, NAVAIR FRC Southwest and Andrea Boxell, NAVAIR FRC East  Download Presentation
2:15-2:45 Break – Visit Table Top Displays
2:45-3:15 Large Scale Additive Manufacturing: Tooling for Composites Andrew Bader, Additive Engineering Solutions  Download Presentation
3:15-3:45 Additively Manufactured Composite Tooling for Sustainment Applications, David Calder and Scott Huelskamp, Sustainment Technologies Integration Office University of Dayton Research Institute  Download Presentation
3:45-4:15 Fluorescence-Based Nondestructive Evaluation of Incipient Heat Damage in Aircraft Composites Dr. Dan Merdes, Penn State ARL Download Presentation
4:15-4:45 Large Standoff Thermography for the Inspection of Large Scale Composite Structures Dr. Steven Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging Presentation Not Publicly Available
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC, PIF, Army
5:00-7:00 Industry Tabletop Reception

WEDNESDAY, August 23

8:00-8:30 Keynote: Sustainment Technology Transition “Big Rocks” Mark Smallwood, Director – Air Force Advanced Composites/NDI/Corrosion, AFLCMC  Download Presentation
8:30-9:00 Optical Metrology in Advanced Composites Maintenance Ben Thomason, AMRDEC Metrology Team, Army
9:00-9:30 Qualification of Non-Hazardous Solvents to Clean Composite Aircraft Components  El Sayed Arafat, NAVAIR Pax River   Download Presentation
9:30-10:00 Break – Visit Table Top Displays
10:00-10:30 Composite Repair Materials Characterization and Qualification Guidelines for Aircraft Design and Certification Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR  Download Presentation
10:30-10:45 Minimum Bondline Length Study Alexandru Popescu, NAVAIR FRC Southwest  Download Presentation
10:45-11:00 C-5 Metallic to Composite Conversion Leigh Sargent, Applied Composites Engineering (ACE)  Download Presentation
11:00-11:30 Recent Army Composite Sustainment Projects Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC PIF, Army Presentation Not Publicly Available
11:30-2:30 Lunch (On Your Own) and Tours: F16 Aircraft Laser De-Paint and F-16 Radome Laser De-Paint
2:30-3:30 V-22 Composite Repair Patrick Moholt, NAVAIR FRC East Presentation Not Publicly Available

THURSDAY, August 24

8:00-8:30 OSD Maintenance Working Group (WG) Introduction Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC, PIF, Army
8:30-8:45 Supply Issues WG Readout Ken Patterson, AFLCMC, Air Force
8:45-9:00 Army Design for Supportability WG Readout David Stone, AMRDEC Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), Army   Download Presentation
9:00-9:30 Navy Design for Supportability Mo Khalil, NAVAIR FRC East Download Presentation
9:30-10:00 Body of Knowledge / Best Practices WG Readout David Motley, NAVAIR FRC East Presentation Not Publicly Available
10:00-10:15 Break – Last Visit to Table Top Displays
10:15-11:15 Working Group Input Session All Attendees
11:15-11:30 Closing Remarks and WrapUp Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC, PIF, Army

Presenting Companies:

Additive Engineering

AES, based in Akron, OH, is the first contract manufacturer of Large Scale Additive Manufacturing globally, specifically Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) 3D printing. With a focus on manufacturing tools & molds for a variety of industries, AES also offers full 5-Axis Machining, Coatings, Laser Scanning Metrology, and material development services. http://www.additiveeng.com/

Advanced Processing Technology

Advanced Processing Technology (AvPro) is a Norman, OK composite solutions provider, offering software control systems, sensors, and support and maintenance services related to composite storage and production. AvPro manufactures presses, ovens, and autoclaves for composite curing and has worked with companies like Boeing, General Atomics and Spirit Aerosystems. http://avproinc.com/

Applied Composites Engineering

Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) is an Indianapolis-based provider of engineering and aircraft design services, with a focus on aerospace advanced composites structures. ACE is vertical from design to full assemblies ready for installation offering reverse-engineering and metallic to composite conversion services. http://www.appliedcomposites.com/

Clayton Associates

Clayton Associations, based in Lakewood, NJ, provides dust-control products and technologies, such as vacuums, shrouds, and dustless sanding systems, for industrial and military settings. It produces customized solutions for the fabrication and maintenance of military and commercial aircraft, including the F-22 Raptor. http://www.jclayton.com/home/

Fastening Systems International

Fastening Systems International Inc. (FSI) is a leading supplier of blind fasteners and blind rivet installation tools – rivet guns, rivet nuts, pop rivets and more. FSI is a distributor of specialty sheet metal/composite rivet tool kits for the aerospace, military, and commercial industries. http://www.fasteningsystems.com/main_page.html

Heatcon Composite Systems

Heatcon Composite Systems provides advanced composite repair support to aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines, and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facilities. As a full solution provider, Heatcon offers hot bonders, heat blankets, materials, composite repair systems, and technical services. http://www.heatcon.com

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence offers metrology and smart manufacturing solutions, helping clients integrate sensor data, software, and greater automation into manufacturing operations. It operates on five continents and has served a range of clients, including Airbus, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Siemens, across numerous industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy, and general manufacturing. http://hexagon.com/

Midvale Industries

Midvale Industries, based in St. Louis, MO, specializes in foundry products, paint and coating application and removal, and surface preparation and finishing. It serves a variety of industries, including aerospace and aviation, composite manufacturing, automotive, and metal casting, and offers manufacturers on-site consultations with process development and improvement support. https://midvaleindustries.com/

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

NCMS, the largest cross industry collaboration Research & Development consortium in North America, is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, robotics, and environmentally sustainable manufacturing. NCMS’ vast experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector. https://www.ncms.org/

NONA Composites

NONA Composites, based in Dayton, OH, is a provider of epoxy resins, repair solutions, and finished composite parts and tools with a focus on fast and agile operations. NONA’s repair solutions including composite repair, repair isolation/containment, and bonded nutplate repair provide faster repairs by more crews getting you back to business. http://www.nonacomposites.com/

Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense company headquartered in Dulles, VA, builds air- and space-based systems and components, including long-range missile defense interceptors, propulsion systems, and armament. It is a supplier of commercial satellites, scientific spacecraft, and launch vehicles, including the Pegasus, Minotaur, and Antares rockets. http://www.orbitalatk.com/

TCR Composites

TCR Composites is an Ogden, UT based supplier of pre-preg solutions that offers long out-life pre-preg materials that can be stored without refrigeration. It offers pre-preg fabric, braided sleeves, and uni-tape, as well as in-house materials testing and technical assistance with winding machines and delivery system optimization. http://tcrcomposites.com/

Temple Allen Industries

Temple Allen Industries, based in Rockville, MD, designs and manufactures the Easily Manipulated Mechanical Arm (EMMA) and the Wing-Top Sander – both 100% pneumatic tools used for an array of sanding, grinding, and polishing tasks on composite structures, primarily aircraft. Temple Allen Industries has worked with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and commercial aircraft and ship hull manufacturers. http://templeallen.com/

Thermal Wave Imaging

Thermal Wave Imaging (TWI) is a Ferndale, MI based designer and manufacturer of infrared, thermographic non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions. TWI offers fixed and portable testing equipment, software, and testing and evaluation services and does work across the aerospace, power generation, and automotive industries. http://www.thermalwave.com/1/376/index.asp

University of Dayton Research Institute

The University of Dayton Research Institute, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the nation’s leading providers of research and development services for government and industry. UDRI core capabilities include: Materials, Energy, Sensors, Structural Integrity, Mechanical Systems, and Aero-Propulsion. https://www.udri.udayton.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Utah Advanced Material and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI)

UAMMI is Utah’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative. It brings together public, private, community, industry, and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s vibrant advanced material and manufacturing industry. Founded in 2014, and funded by the state of Utah, the mission of UAMMI is to be the think-tank and connector for Utah’s advanced materials industry. http://uammi.org/

Yulista Aviation

Yulista Aviation is a Huntsville, AL based, Alaska-Native-owned provider of technical support services to government and Foreign Military Sales clients. Yulista’s capabilities include manufacturing and fabrication, rapid prototyping, logistics, and work with ground systems, naval vehicles, civilian and military aviation, and unmanned systems. http://www.yulistaaviation.com/

Event Contacts

Air Force
Ken Patterson
5851 F Ave., RM B-01
Hill AFB, UT 84056-5713
Phone: (801) 586-3324
DSN: 586-3324

Kimberly Cockrell
5405 Fowler Rd
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
Phone: (256) 876-4508
DSN: 746-4508

David Motley
FRC – East
Cherry Point, NC
Phone (252) 464-6276
DSN: 451-6276

Debra Lilu
CTMA Program Director
2684 Pulaski Loop
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (734) 262-0758

Nicholas Brown
Project Manager
3025 Boardwalk Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 995-7072