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2018 ACCE Papers

Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

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Finite Element Modeling of 3D Printed Partial-Infill Stamp Forming Molds

Sunil Bhandari

University of Maine

Model Analysis of Feedstock Behavior in Fused Filament Fabrication: Enabling Rapid Materials Screening

Jake Fallon

Virginia Tech

What’s Next in 3D Printing? A Tutorial on Viscous (Paste) Material Additive Manufacturing

Andrew Finkle

University of Waterloo

Initial Fiber Orientation Effects on Predicting Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Large Volume, Fused Filament Composites

Timothy Russell

Baylor University

Effects of Fiber Aspecct Ratio On Predicting Elastic Properties of Short Fiber Reinforced Composites Printed by Large Scale Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Zhaogui Wang

Baylor University

Bonding, Joining, & Finishing

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Quality and Consistency of Plasma Treatments for Composite Materials

Giles Dillingham

BTG Labs

Development of Rivet Fastening Process by Servo Press Machine Using Unidirectional CFRTP Rod

Takeshi Eguchi

Dai-ichi Dentsu Ltd.

Winter is Coming! A Manageable Approach to Surface Energy Measurements on Exterior Products in Extreme Temperature Conditions

Arthur Kasson

Kruss USA

Business Trends & Technology Solutions

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Manufacturing Plant Front Line Leadership Adaptations for Increased Thermoplastic Composites Production Success vs Traditional Metal Automotive Components

Andrew Pokelwaldt

American Composites Manufacturers Association

Opportunities & Challenges with Carbon Composites

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The Design and Manufacture of Lightweight Suspension Components Using Hybrid Carbon Fibre Composite Materials

Ken Kendall

WMG, University of Warwick

Single Step Forming and Moulding of Prepreg Composites for Use in Automotive Applications

Rachel Weare

University of Warwick

VORAFUSE™ M6400: Advanced Carbon Fiber Prepreg for High Performance Components with Complex Geometry

Patrick Blanchard

Ford Motor Company

Progressive Crush Response of Discontinuous Carbon Fiber Composite Tubes

Rebecca Cutting

Purdue University

Simulations of Mechanical Properties for Discontinuous Prepreg Composites

Benjamin Denos

Purdue University - CMSC

Surface and Interfacial Engineering of the Vorafuse M6400/Carbon Fiber Composite

Lawrence Drzal

Michigan State University

Flow Pattern Predictions & Validation for Discontinuous Prepreg Using Anisotropic Viscous Flow Simulation

Anthony Favaloro

Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center, Purdue University

Simulations Enabling Multimaterial Automotive Assemblies

Johnathan Goodsell

Purdue University

Routes to Mesostructure Characterization of Composites Using Discontinuous Prepg and Mechanical Performance

Matthew Kant

University of Tennessee

Process Modeling and Flexible Manufacturing of Multi-Phase Resin Based Thermoset and Thermoplastic Prepreg

Alex Reichanadter

Purdue University

Enabling Technologies

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In-Process Monitoring of Induction Welding of Thermoplastic Composites Based on Fiber Optics

Elias Bearinger

Luna Innovations, Lightwave Division

Innovative Laser Processing Concepts for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Andreas Büchel

Jenoptik Automotive

Rapid Fabrication of Vascular Channel Networks in Composite Materials

Anthony Coppola

General Motors

Innovative Production Technology for Series Production – Novel, Automated Solutions for Bonding Processing and the Sequential Preforming Process

Tobias Fuerst

Schmidt & Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG

New Benchmark in Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Tailored Blank Manufacturing

Louis Kaptur

Dieffenbacher North America Inc.

Advancing Seating Design Through Composites

Matthew Parkinson


A Systems Approach to Develop Lightweight Door System Using Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

Srikanth Pilla

Clemson University

Scaling Effects of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy in Fatigue Via HPRTM Production

Ian Swentek

Hexion Inc.


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Cellulose Nanocomposites: Status of Development From a Commercial Perspective

Douglas Gardner

University of Maine

A Novel Approach to Light Weight and Cost Effective Automotive Trim Production by Integration of Graphene from Recycled Tire Waste

Burcu Girginer


Reinforcement Technologies

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Agave Fiber Filled Polyproylene Composites for Automotive Applications

Cindu Annandarajah

Iowa State University

Foaming of Polymer Composite Materials: Automotive Perspectives

Omar Faruk

University of Toronto

Recycled Carbon Fibres Nonwoven Reinforcements for CFRP: A Sustainable Path for Composites Applications

Marion Flahaut


Advancements in Carbon Fiber SMC

Thomas Skelskey


Engineered Braided Fabrics Enable Significant Cost Savings

Billy Wood

A&P Technology

Sustainable Composites

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Value-Added Biocarbon From Biomass for Cost Effective, Lightweight and Sustainable Automotive Parts

Atul Bali

Competitive Green Technologies

Benefits of a Sustainable Celstran-Thrive Blend in Semi-Structural Applications

Aimee Dahl


Effect of Polypropylene and Flax (Flax/PP) Pellet Length Variation on the Quality of Injection Molded Products

Louis Laberge Lebel

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Université de Montréal

Composite Board Prepared with Straw

Chong Meng

University of Waterloo

Use of Bio Sustainable Materials as Reinforcing Fillers for Plastic Parts in Specific Exterior Automotive Applications

Akshay Trivedi

Lear Corporation

Resin Transfer Molding of Bio-Based Composite Panels

Vikram Yadama

Washington State University

Advances in Thermoplastic Composites

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New Manufacturing Process Concept for Structural Thermoplastic Parts

Nora Beevers & Estibalitz Arregi

Grupo Antolin & Fagor Arrasate

Recyclable Composites Based on Polymers Reinforced With Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers

Dr. Donald G. Baird

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Development of Lightweight Reinforced Thermoplastic (LWRT) Composites Featuring Multi-Basis Weight for Different Applications

Peng Cheng

Hanwha Azdel

Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites for Seating Structures

Daniel Fuller


New Thermally Conductive Polycarbonates for Weight and Cost Savings in Automotive Applications

Jim Lorenzo

Covestro LLC

Method of Producing Complex Shape Composites with Xylylenediamine Derived Polyamide Matrix

Nobuhiko Matsumoto

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc.

Flow Simulation for the LFT-D Process

Gleb Meirson

Fraunhofer Project Center

Considering Process Induced Properties In Performance Simulation Of Hybrid Composite Parts

Justin Miller

Purdue University

Converging Technologies - Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Composites and Injection Molding of Structural Parts

Norbert Mueller


Substitution of Aluminum By Thermoplastic SMA/ABS-GF15 In Guide Rails for A Sunroof Roller-Blind Module

Jacques Vivien


3-Point Bending Impact Test of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Fumiaki Yano

Shimadzu Corporation

Advances in Thermoset Composites

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A Nondestructive Approach to Determine the Extent and Depth of Internal Damage in Carbon Fiber Laminates

Benjamin Blandford


New High Strength to Density Ratio Glass Bubbles for Use in Thermosets and Thermoplastics

Andrea Charif

Volkswagen Group of America

Evaluation of Epoxy Resins for Under-the-Hood Applications

Anthony Coppola


Continuous Fiber Pre-Pregs Optimized for High Volume Manufacturing

Dustin Davis


A New Milestone in Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compound

Arun Duraisamy

Ashland LLC

A New Class of Metal Organic Thickeners for Sheet Molding Compound

Arun Duraisamy

Fagor Arrasate

Sheet Molded Compound (SMC) Testing and Understanding for Greater Modeling Reliance

Rani Harb


SNAP RTM: A Cost Effective Compression RTM Variant to Manufacture Composite Components for Automotive Applications

Lolei Khoun, PhD

Dassault Systemes

Mechanical Behavior of Compression Molded Hybrid Composites

Alex Kravchenko

SolEpoxy, Inc.

Recyclable High Pressure Resin Transfer Molding (HP-RTM) Epoxy Properties and How They Compare To A Commercial System

Gleb Meirson

Sun Chemical

High Strain-Rate Behavior of Non Crimp Fabric Composites Fabricated By HP-RTM Process

John Montesano

Materia, Inc.

The Effect of Nanocalcite-Modified Epoxy Resins On The Mechanical Properties and Tensile Fatigue Performance of Glass-Reinforced Composites

Jim Nelson


Next Generation of PU/PUR Overmolded Class A Interior and Exterior Composite Parts

Dan Rozelman

Coats America

Phenolic SMC for Automotive Fire Retardance

Ian Swentek

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP)

Integrated Structural Monitoring of Composite Materials Via Distributed Optical Sensors

Jung-Ting Tsai

University of Alabama Birmingham Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center and Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Low VOC and Low Odor Resin Designed for Liquid Compression Molding Application

June Wu

University of Alabama Birmingham Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center and Department of Materials Science and Engineering

High TG Fast Cure Resin System

Ben Lehman

University of Waterloo

Virtual Prototyping, Testing & Modeling

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Predicting Composite Matrix Performance with Molecular Simulation

Andrea Browning


CAE Method for the Compression Molding of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics, Part 1: Bulk Form

Umesh Gandhi

Toyota Research Institute, N.A.

Modular Approach to Material Card Generation Accelerating Composite Part Development

Adam Halsband

Ruhl Strategic Partners

Development of Stiffness Evaluation System That Considers Molding-Induced Long-Fiber Waviness Using Numerical Simulations

Masatoshi Kobayashi

Honda R&D Co., Ltd. / Automobile R&D Center

The Effect of Glass Fiber Length On the Short-Term and Long-Term Behavior of Polypropylene

Dayton Ramirez

The Madison Group

CAE Method for the Compression Molding of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics, Part 2: Sheet Form

YuYang Song

Toyota Research Institute, N.A.

Plastic Strain Based Criterion for Failure Predictions of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics at Structural Level

Dustin Souza

e-Xstream Engineering

Determination of Mode II Traction Separation Law for S-2 Glass/Epoxy Composite Interface Under Different Loading Rates

Sandeep Tamrakar

Ford Motor Company

Latest Molding Simulation and Structural Analysis for Long Fiber Composites

Srikar Vallury