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Composite Design, Fabrication, Prototyping, and Production

  • April 27, 2017
  • Copper Canyon Cafe, 5455 Gibson Blvd SE
  • Albuquerque , NM , USA


Composite Design, Fabrication, Prototyping, and Production
David Calkins, Principal Technologist
Microsystem Packaging & Polymer Processing
Dept, Sandia National Laboratories

TOPIC: Fiber-reinforced composite materials are used in a number of engineering applications at Sandia National Laboratories in support of our national security mission. The Polymer Processing Laboratory has expertise and capability that
supports composite design, fabrication, prototyping, and limited production for DoE and DoD Programs. This includes design, material selection, tooling production, fabrication (wet layup, pre-preg layup), curing, and final/finish machining. We also partner with polymer physicists, polymer material characterization specialists, and stress analysts to understand performance of composite structures in thermal, mechanical, and other relevant environments. This presentation will describe our equipment and capabilities, and will then focus on examples of recent applications.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed
Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

SPEAKER: David A. Calkins has worked at Sandia National Laboratories for 16 years. David has contributed to a number of successful engineering programs in the areas of national security, nuclear non-proliferation, and renewable energy programs. He has an Associate Degree in Applied Science and a Certificate in Machine Tool Technology. He worked in advanced industrial manufacturing prior to joining Sandia in 2001. David has authored numerous reports at Sandia and has also presented his work at conferences and workshops throughout the DoE National Security Enterprise.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 27, 2017 Gather for Social at 5:30PM, dinner is at 6PM, and the speaker is at 7PM.
COST: $5 admission, student admission is free. You pay for the meal you order.
LOCATION: Copper Canyon Cafe, 5455 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

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