Society of Manufacturing Engineers To Host Composites Conference


Manufacturers who utilize composite materials to build their products will converge at the Long Beach Convention Center for Composites Manufacturing 2013, March 19-21. This event, featuring a content-rich conference and industry-leading exhibitors, provides practical solutions and cutting-edge knowledge on composite applications, processes and best practices. The three-day program features a combination of education, networking, exhibits, exclusive tours, industry keynotes and in-depth manufacturing insight. This event will attract manufacturing engineers and management from many leading industries, including: wind energy, aerospace, medical, transportation, recreational, consumer products and green manufacturing.

The Composites Manufacturing event is developed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), who work with an industry advisory board. The team drives the content, scope and direction of the event, while providing a maximum return on investment.

Experts from an array of industries will share their professional knowledge, providing information attendees can use as soon as they return to work.

Composites Manufacturing continues to evolve and improve to provide a range of different educational and networking opportunities. Industry keynotes, exclusive facility tours, in-depth workshops, peer-to-peer networking and hands on evaluation of the latest products and services enhance the learning experience.

This year, Composites Manufacturing will be held alongside SME’s AeroDef Manufacturing 2013 event.  This co-location allows attendees from wind energy, automotive, and recreational sporting goods industries to collaborate with aerospace and defense companies.

The applications for composites continue to grow exponentially each decade. Over the past 30 years, advanced composites have found their way into everything from phone covers and gear-shift knobs, to 60-meter-long wind blades and entire commercial airplanes.  As of 2009, the $42 billion U.S. composites industry consisted of more than 3,000 different companies servicing a diverse group of industries.

Composites Manufacturing 2013 is supported by the American Wind Energy Association, Abaris Training and media partner Wind Systems. For more information, visit