2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM

The Landing
9th Street
Hill AFB, UT 84056

2017 Host:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

Executive Summary

Advanced composite materials are crucial to the improved performance and reliability of both commercial and defense systems. The DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM was established to focus on the unique challenges of composite materials, repairs, tooling, processing, storage, and facilities in military environments. The TIM brings together maintainers, suppliers, engineers, scientists, and logistics personnel in the area of composites maintenance and repair from multiple branches of the US Government, industry, and academia.  The TIM is designed to showcase the breadth and depth of the government’s activities in composites maintenance as well as provide a forum for collecting, documenting, displaying and discussing the state of this specialized field.

Join us for this 3 day event, including evening reception, vendor showcase, and today’s leaders in composites.  Casual attire is appreciated.


Tuesday, August 22

7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Introduction/Opening Remarks Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC PIF, Army
8:45-9:15 Keynote COL Jon A. Eberlan, USAF Commander, 309th Aircraft Mx Group, F22 and F35 Maintenance Efforts
9:15-9:45 Your Role in OSD Maintenance Strategies for Advanced Materials Greg Kilchenstein (OSD Maintenance)
9:45-10:15 Break – Visit Table Top Displays
10:15-10:45 Air Force Topic TBD Jeff Rushton (Air Force)
10:45-11:15 EMMA Ergonomic Wing-Top Sander Tool and Paint Stripping End-Effector Robert Kent (Temple Allen)
11:15-11:45 Advanced Integrated Composite Repair Jonathan Garhart (Sikorsky Aircraft)
11:45-1:00 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00-1:30 Recent Army Composite Repairs
1:30-2:00 AFRL Sealant Removal Tools Paul Childers, AFRL
2:00-2:30 C-5 Metallic to Composite Conversion Leigh Sargent, Applied Composites Engineering (ACE)
2:30-2:45 Break – Visit Table Top Displays
2:45-3:15 Large Standoff Thermography for the Inspection of Large Scale Composite Structures Maria Beemer (Thermal Wave Imaging)
3:15-3:45 H-60 Work Platform Redesign Earl Thomas Southern Research
3:45-4:15 Fluorescence-Based Nondestructive Evaluation of Incipient Heat Damage in Aircraft Composites Tim Bair, Penn State ARL
4:15-4:45 NAVY
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC, PIF, ARMY
5:00-7:00 Vendor Reception

WEDNESDAY, August 23

8:00-8:30 Keynote Speaker Mark Smallwood, Director – Air Force Advanced Composites/NDI/Corrosion, AFLCMC
8:30-9:00 Optical Metrology in Advanced Composites Maintenance Ben Thomason, AMRDEC Metrology Team Lead
9:00-9:30 Air Force Speaker El Sayed Arafat
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
10:30-11:00 Navy Brief: Minimum Bondline Length Study Alexandru Popescu, NAVAIR FRC Southwest
1100-1130 Industry Speaker
11:30-1:00 Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00-1:30 Surface Analyst Instrument Emily Dillingham, BTG Labs
1:30-2:00 Recent Navy Composite Repairs  Patrick Moholt, NAVAIR FRC East
2:00-2:15 Break/Transition
2:15-4:15 F16 Aircraft Laser De-Paint Tour, possible follow-ons: F-16 Radome Laser De-Paint, C-130 Automated Painting

THURSDAY, August 24

8:00-8:30 Keynote: Greg Kilchenstein, OSD Maintenance Working Group (WG) Introduction
8:30-8:45 Supply Issues (WG) Readout Ken Patterson, AFLCMC, Air Force
8:45-9:30 Design for Supportability (WG) Readout

  • Navy Design for Supportability Mo Khalil
  • Army Design for Supportability David Stone
  • Air Force Design for Supportability

9:30-10:00 Body of Knowledge / Best Practices (WG) Readout David Motley, NAVAIR, FRC East
10:00-10:15 Break – Last Visit to Table Top Displays
10:15-11:15 Working Group Input Session TBD
11:15-11:30 Closing Remarks and Wrap-Up Kimberly Cockrell, AMRDEC, PIF, Army

Call for Topics

You are invited to submit topics for the 2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM!
Would you like to share and/or request a topic?  Are you aware of a project completed this year that involved an advanced composite material or process, or a supporting technology, that will impact the maintenance community?  Please send your ideas to Andrea Boxell (andrea.n.boxell@navy.mil) or your Service POC (listed below).  TOPICS ARE DUE July 1, 2017.


Your Service POC will notify you if your topic is selected.  Presentations are DUE August 11, 2017.  Unless special arrangements are made with your Service POC (listed below), presentations should be 20-30 minutes in length, and presentation material should be pre-approved for Public Release

Vendor Tabletop and Networking

Industry partners are encouraged to participate in the tabletop and networking opportunities held throughout the 2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM.  These opportunities include the Vendor Reception, held Tuesday, August 22nd from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, and all noted breaks. Tables will be 3′ by 6′ and should be set up Tuesday August 22nd between 7:30am and 9:30am to be prepared for the  9:45am break and networking session.   Please designate all electric or other needs in the registration form. Vendors are strongly encouraged to incorporate banner stand, table top poster, and other applicable signage into their table top display.  If shipping is needed for your presentation materials, please ship to your hotel or bring in hand. Do not ship to or from The Landing or Hill AFB.

Tabletop presenters are expected to be actively engaged with other attendees, including other presenters. You are encouraged to run PowerPoints from your computer and/or provide live product demonstrations where possible.


Registration will open May 1. Please register by August 4th.

Registration will be open to US Citizens from US Government Military and Civilian Service, industry, and academia. Foreign nationals will be approved to attend on a case-by-case basis.

Some sessions may be limited to U.S. Military and Civilian employees only. If the material to be presented and discussed at the TIM contains information that is not approved for public release, or is covered under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulation (EAR), please notify your service POC. Special closed sessions will be held for these presentations. Contractors who wish to attend the closed sessions will be handled on a case-by-case basis and need to contact a service POC.


For travel planning, the meeting will begin at 8:30AM on Tuesday, and conclude at 12:00PM on Thursday.


Directions to The Landing:

  • From 1-15 Salt Lake, take a right at Hill Field Rd (232) up to the Hill AFB South Gate.
  • Right after going through security, take first left on Balmer Street.
  • Go straight through 4-way stop sign.
  • Take a right by Child Care Center onto Mitchell St.
  • Take a right at Miller Street.
  • Locate The Landing.
  • Guests will have to park at west side parking lot – Ballroom entrance.

Download Base Map

Hill Air Force Base; The Landing Hill AFB Club Website

Local Accommodations

Courtyard Salt Lake City Layton
1803 Woodland Park Drive, Clearfield, UT 84015

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton
762 West Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, UT 84041

Holiday Inn Express Layton
1695 Woodland Park Dr, Layton, UT 84041

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City/Layton
1700 Woodland Park Dr, Layton, UT 84041

Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City Layton
1740 Heritage Park Blvd, Layton, UT 84041

Ogden Courtyard by Marriott
247 24th St, Ogden, UT 84401

Additional accommodations can be found here.

Lodging for DoD Personnel

Mountain View Inn
5847 D Ave Bldg 146
Hill AFB, 84056

Please contact Karen Pratt, Manager, at 801-777-1844 or e-mail: Karen.pratt.4@us.af.mil


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

Registration Contacts

Nicholas Brown: nicholasb@ncms.org
Douglas Brown: dougb@ncms.org


Ticket Type Price Spaces
2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM - Government $0.00
2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM - Industry $100.00
2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM - Industry w/ table top* $125.00

Tuesday (8/22)
Tuesday Evening Reception
Wednesday (8/23)
Thursday (8/24)


Date(s) - 08/22/2017 - 08/24/2017
12:00 am

The Landing at Hill Air Force Base