2018 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM Recap

NCMS thanks all the presenters, exhibitors, and attendees who joined us at North Island Naval Air Station for the 2018 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers Technical Interchange Meeting. This year’s event took place in Coronado, CA at the Island Club at North Island Naval Air Station between June 12 to 14.

The event featured speeches, working group sessions, and a tabletop reception at which participants showcased their technologies, all focusing on the manufacturing, tooling, deployment, and repair of advanced composite materials in defense settings. There were over 200 individuals in attendance, including representatives from each of the five branches of the Armed Forces, the Army and Air National Guard, and one allied country’s air force, as well as 36 companies and five universities and research institutions.

Fifteen companies demonstrated via tabletop displays, including NCMS members J Chadwick Co and Temple Allen Industries, whose company bios didn’t make it into the event booklet, and are provided below:

J Chadwick Co

J Chadwick Co has been providing high quality Optical Micrometers since 1990. Their products are made in the USA and trusted by commercial aviation, aerospace, manufacturing, military, and scientific customers around the world. They pride themselves on their high standard of service and the quality and longevity of their products.

John Chadwick 626-358-9955

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.

Robert Kent 240-888-6536

The other organizations with tabletops included:

  • Abaris Training Resources Inc.
  • Applied Composites Engineering
  • AvPro
  • BriskHeat Corporation
  • Custom Technologies LLC
  • Fastening Systems International
  • HEATCON Composite Systems
  • Midvale Industries, Inc
  • NONA Composites
  • Sunrez Corp
  • Thermal Wave Imaging
  • Top Flight Aerostructures
  • Wichitech Industries Inc

For a full overview of speakers, see https://www.ncms.org/composite-maintainers-tim/#agenda.

Next year’s event has not been scheduled yet but is planned for June 2019. We will post more information on our website www.ncms.org as it becomes available. We hope to see you again at future events!