The 2020 JCAMS event will be held virtually from August 12-13

2020 Joint Composite & Advanced Materials Sustainment Annual Meeting

August 12-13

Registrants and presenters will be sent virtual connection information prior to the event.

Upcoming Key Dates

7/12 – Speaker Topic Applications Due
7/27 – Registration Deadline
7/27 – Speaker Presentations Due


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The Joint Composite & Advanced Materials Sustainment (JCAMS) Annual Meeting – formerly known as the DOD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM – is an annual event for government and military officials, industry leaders, manufacturers, engineers, and other technical experts focusing on the manufacturing, tooling, deployment, and repair of advanced composite materials in a defense setting. The 2020 JCAMS Annual Meeting will be held virtually from August 12 to 13.

While we will miss the face-to-face interactions that an in-person event allows, we’re happy to have the opportunity to continue the same great exchange of ideas and information. The virtual presentation will allow for increased participation from maintainers who may not have had the ability to attend this event. We encourage you to extend an invitation to your colleagues and working partners so all can contribute to and be informed by this event.

For those interested in providing a relevant presentation at the event, please complete the form on the “Speaking Opportunity” tab. Anyone is permitted to apply (DOD, Industry, Academia, Non-profits, etc.) but we ask that presentations be non-commercial in nature (i.e. they should be academic or informative, not a sales pitch for products and services). NCMS will notify all submitters if their topic has been approved for the event by no later than July 17th.

Be a Presenter at the 2020 Virtual JCAMS Annual Meeting

NCMS is accepting submissions for speakers highlighting new technologies at the 2020 Virtual Joint Composite & Advanced Materials Sustainment (JCAMS) Annual Meeting. Presenting at the JCAMS Annual Meeting is an exceptional opportunity to tout your organization’s achievements, current projects, and specialized expertise to a broad cross-section of industry and the defense maintenance community.

Subject matter should be related to composite materials and maintenance. A list of suggested topics is provided below, but this list is not exhaustive and presenters of other composite and advanced materials related topics are welcome to submit. Submission is open to all interested individuals and organizations, be they governmental, commercial, academic, or nonprofit. Please keep submissions non-commercial in nature, focusing on technical information and not your organization’s services or products.  If accepted, allotted speaking time would be 20 – 30 minutes.

  • Innovations in composite repair technology
  • Updates on current DOD composite related projects
  • Composite repair training
  • Fleet/Field repair and sustainment issues
  • Composite repair materials and equipment
  • Composite inspection equipment
  • Composite material battle damage
  • Sustainment lessons learned
  • Additive tooling for composite repair

All topics must be submitted by July 12, 2020.  Accepted submitters will be notified ASAP with all final presentations due July 27, 2020.

2020 agenda details will be posted once all speakers are confirmed. Please check back.


2018 Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday June 4

7:30 – 8:30 AM

8:30 – 8:40 AM
Introduction/Opening Remarks
David Motley, NAVAIR

8:40 – 8:55 AM
Capt. Craig Lee, NAVAIR

8:55 – 9:15 AM
JCAMS Overview
David Motley, NAVAIR

9:15 – 9:45 AM
Break – Visit Table Top Displays

9:45 – 11:00 AM
Readiness/Availability Panel Presentation 1  Presentation 2
Jim Ruocco, Navy Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD-MR

11:00 – 12:20 PM

12:20 – 12:50 PM
Composite Chemical De-Painting Testing Presentation
Ed Bartling, Aerospace Engineer Composite Repair Lead

12:50 – 1:20 PM
RSIPs Role in Design for Supportability Presentation
David Stone, Army

1:20 – 1:50 PM
Extreme Damage Repair
Rhett Bushman, Hill Air Force Base

1:50 – 2:20 PM
Additive Manufacturing as a Tooling Alternative for Rapid Prototyping of Composites for Applications in Army Aviation Presentation
Brenna Dickinson, Army PIF

2:20 – 2:50 PM
Break – Visit Table Top Displays

2:50 – 3:20 PM
Improving Manufacturing and Maintenance MRB Processes with 3D Analytics
Eugene Oliphant, NLign Analytics

3:20 – 3:50 PM
Hot Bonder Operation in Hazardous Environments Presentation
John Lombard, Heatcon Composite Systems

3:50 – 4:20 PM
Ultrasonic Techniques for Composite Inspection
Larry Culbertson, COO/Director, NDT Solutions LLC

4:20 – 4:50 PM
Alternative Adhesive for V-22 Bonded Studs on Rotor Components Presentation
Kelsey Harrison, Chemical Engineer, NAVAIR

4:50 – 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Industry Table Top Reception

Wednesday, June 5

8:00 – 9:45 AM
Composite Material Sustainment Lessons Learned Panel Presentation
John Spalding, Boeing  Ed Rosenzweig, Navy  David Stone, Army

9:45 – 10:05 AM
Rotor Blade Repair Fundamentals Presentation
Lloyd Howden, Abaris Training

10:00 – 10:35 AM
Break – Visit Table Top Displays

10:35 – 11:05 AM
Improving Manufacturing and Maintenance MRB Processes with 3D Analytics Presentation
Eugene Oliphant, NLign Analytics

11:05 – 11:20 AM
On-Aircraft, Handheld Thermographic NDI
Maria Frendberg Beemer, Thermal Wave Imaging

11:20 – 11:35 AM
High-Quality Composite Repair with a Single Vacuum Bag Presentation
Daniel Metrey, Luna Innovations Incorporated

11:35 – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Direct Measurement of Bondline Temperature during Composite Repair/Fabrication Presentation
Frank Bruce, Air Force ACO

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Corrosion Maintenance Readiness Team Supervisor
Peter Paulino, NATEC

2:00 – 2:30 PM
NAVAIR Composite Repair Working Group Presentation
Rob Thompson, Senior Materials Engineer, NAVAIR

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Break – Visit Table Top Displays

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Breakout Tours

Thursday June 6

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Overview of F-35 Adhesively Bonded Nutplate Installation and Replacement Program (Dist. D Topic)
Brett Bolan, Materials Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Alternative Adhesive for V-22 Bonded Studs on Rotor Components (Dist. D Topic) Presentation
Kelsey Harrison, NAVAIR

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Digital Transformation of Composite Repair Presentation
Rachael Andrulonis, Senior Research Engineer, NIAR

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Composite Maintenance – A Look Ahead Presentation
Cele Bryan, Temple Allen Industries

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Hexagon Composite Inspection System Presentation
Brian Winters, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence   Ryan Myers, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break – Last Visit to Table Top Displays

11:00 – 11:15 AM
Supply Issues WG Presentation
Ken Patterson, USAF

11:15 – 11:30 AM
Body of Knowledge WG
David Motley, NAVAIR

11:30 – 11:45 AM
Design for Supportability WG
David Stone, Army

11:45 – 12:00 AM
Maintenance WG Presentation
Kevin Tienda, Air Force

12:00 – 12:25 AM
Open Floor

12:25 – 12:30 AM
Closing Remarks & Wrap-Up


Registration for the 2020 Virtual Joint Composite & Advanced Materials Sustainment Annual Meeting is open. Registration cutoff deadline is 7/27/20 at 3:00 PM EDT.

This event will be held virtually. Connect details will be provided to registrants prior to the event.


(Updated 6/17/2020) All registrants who previously registered for the in-person, on-site event will be refunded registration amounts shortly. This refund may be processed as a cancellation, however, all registrants will be included in the final registration list unless otherwise explicit cancellation is sent to



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