High-Performance Composites

MAR 2013

High-Performance Composites is read by qualified composites industry professionals in the fields of continuous carbon fiber and other high-performance composites as well as the associated end-markets of aerospace, military, and automotive.

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New Products mobile video collaboration system Librestream (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) has developed Onsight, a  mobile, video-based "collaboration system" that reportedly enables companies to connect internal experts to remote locations in real time, with multiple layers of security to keep the content safe. Users can send and receive live video and audio, share video or voice files, perform telestration (onscreen drawing) and transfer other images, enabling feedback from field staff, external suppliers and customers that enables them to assess operations and resolve issues. The Onsight system comprises three main components: • Three models of handheld, wireless, touch-screen devices: Onsight 1000, Onsight 2000 and Onsight 2000EX. The latter has Zone 2 hazardous location approval, making it safe for use in oil and gas refineries, chemical processing plants, aircraft hangars and near gas pipelines. • Onsight Expert software, which enables in-house personnel to communicate with field staff from desktop computers. • Onsight Management Suite software, which provides system administrators with centralized management tools for their Onsight system. The system can be used virtually anywhere because devices are connected via wireless, satellite and cellular networks. The devices' video cameras are hardened for durability, can provide close-up images with a 10-mm macro zoom and a 10x optical zoom and can accept external devices, such as a microscope or borescope, to send additional visuals. All communication and data is encrypted to provide tight security. The audio features include a built-in speakerphone and microphone and a headset. All participants in the discussion can perform two-way on-screen drawing. For recordkeeping, the system provides bidirectional video recording and still-image capture. The Expert software enables in-house control of the camera functions on a remote device, including illumination, zoom and focus controls to ensure clear visuals during image transmissions from the field. The software also enables video and audio conferencing. www.librestream.com Online drilling database Cutting tool and tooling systems manufacturer Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, N.J.) has debuted its Online Drilling Knowledge Hub at www.drillingknowledge. com, a Web site dedicated to optimizing drilling processes and customizing results to the user's needs. Sandvik notes that holemaking has the potential to make — or break — an operator's productivity and profitability. Resources on the site include a cost-per-hole calculator and a drilling product selector meant to match appropriate drills to any application. Users can browse through in-person events and training opportunities that are held in Application and Productivity Centers nationwide. The full drilling resource library is a compendium of articles, case studies, Webcasts and videos depicting common drilling obstacles and solutions. www.drillingknowledge.com SEPT 11-13, 2013 aTTEnd ThE World'S lEadinG auTomoTivE comPoSiTES Forum The Automotive and Composites Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) International invite you to attend the 13th-annual SPEAutomotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE), September 11-13, 2013. The show – which has become the world's leading automotive composites forum – will feature technical paper sessions, panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking receptions, & exhibits highlighting advances in materials, processes, and applications technologies for both thermoset and thermoplastic composites in a wide variety of ground-transportation applications. PrESEnT bEForE an EnGaGEd, Global audiEncE The SPE ACCE typically draws nearly 650 attendees from 14 countries on 5 continents who are interested in learning about the latest composites technologies. Fully a third of attendees work for an automotive, heavy truck, agricultural / off-road equipment, or aerospace OEM, and roughly a fifth work for a tier integrator. Few conferences of any size offers such an engaged, global audience vitally interested in hearing the latest composites advances. Interested in presenting your latest research? Abstracts are due no later than March 29, 2013 and Papers no later than May 31, 2013 to allow time for peer review. E-mail abstracts or papers to ACCEpapers@speautomotive.com. Approved papers will be accessible to attendees on a cloud-based server and later will be available to the general public. ShoWcaSE Your ProducTS & SErvicES WiTh ExhibiT & SPonSorShiP oPPorTuniTiES We've moved to a larger venue. A variety of sponsorship packages – including displays, conference giveaways, advertising and publicity, signage, tickets, and networking receptions – are available. Companies interested in showcasing their products and/or services at the SPE ACCE should contact Teri Chouinard of Intuit Group at teri@intuitgroup.com. diamond cEnTEr, 46100 Grand rivEr avE. novi, mi 48374 + • www.speautomotive.com • ACCE-registration@speautomotive.com march 2013 | 57

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