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Registration open for composites in wind seminar

Composites in Wind is a free, two-day school on advanced materials and processes for wind energy applications.
Composites in Wind is a free, two-day school on advanced materials and processes for wind energy applications.

Registration is now open for Composites in Wind, a free, two-day school on advanced materials and processes for wind energy applications, presented by Composites One in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). 

Featuring live demos, a repair and rehab workshop and presentations on the industry’s latest developments, the event will take place from 14-15 June and will be hosted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at their National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colerado, USA.

‘This collaboration reinforces our mission to advance and expand the existing composites workforce ecosystem in preparation for rapid developments in composites manufacturing,’ said IACMI CEO Craig Blue.

NREL's National Wind Technology Center, located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, occupies a 305 acre site that experiences diverse wind patterns, occasionally exceeding 100 miles an hour, which makes it suitable for testing the reliability and performance of wind turbines. 

At Composites in Wind, attendees will be able to tour NREL's wind testing facilities first-hand, as well as see Live demos of vacuum infusion building a wind blade and building a nacelle, as well as experience an up tower wind blade repair and rehab workshop,

Experienced process experts from Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance and IACMI will lead sessions. Along with Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance founding members include Magnum Venus Products and RTM North Ltd. 

This is the second of four schools in advanced composites being presented this year by Composites One and IACMI. Following this event are these workshops:

  • Process & Advanced Materials Workshop – West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Process & Automotive Market Advances in Composites – Detroit, Michigan

Registrations are due by 1 June at the Composites One website.

This story is reprinted from material from Composites One, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.


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Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science - Acta MaterialiaActa Gold Medal Awards in Material Science – Acta BiomaterialiaMaterials Today Cover Competition Materials Science and Engineering C: Young Researcher Award – Materials Science and Engineering: C
Carbon Journal Prize – Carbon
Young Scholar Prize – Diamond and Related Materials
John H. Dillon Medal – Polymer
Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for Best Chinese Paper – Polymer Materials Science and Engineering: A Journal Prize – Materials Science and Engineering: A
Nano Today Cover Competition: Nano Today Biomaterials: A Year in Images – Biomaterials
Robert Cahn Award – Journal of Nuclear Materials
Nano Today Award – Nano Today
Hermen F. Mark Award – Polymer
Hermen Mark Scholar Awards - Polymer