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NOV 2018

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TRENDS NOVEMBER 2018 16 CompositesWorld The world's largest ultrasonic-assisted machine tool is coming to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC, Sheffield, UK). The £1.8m DMU 340 G linear machine tool arrives at the AMRC at the end of the year and will be the first of its size to be fitted with an ultrasonic-capable spindle for use in 5-axis machining applications. The specification for the machine — which has a 59m 2 footprint — has been tailored and developed by DMG MORI (Bielefeld, Germany) with the input of Dr. Kevin Kerrigan, the lead for the Composites Machining Group at the AMRC Composites Centre. The DMU 340 G reportedly is capable of providing signifi- cant improvements in composites machining, ranging from high-end luxury vehicle monocells to next-generation aero- engine fan blades. It is also capable of titanium drilling and finishing operations, and working with advanced materials such as glass fiber-reinforced aluminum — a glass fiber in a resin laminate interspersed with sheets of aluminum and an array of high-temperature composite materials. PRESENTERS PRESENTED BY EVENT DESCRIPTION: Gurit is uniquely positioned to address the many parameters at play in the manufacture and analysis of composite structures, supplying materials, process support, engineering and material testing services, with more than 30 years of experience in the field and some of the most iconic AEC realizations to date. Gurit engineers complement their experience and ingenuity with the Altair Hyperworks suite of software to generate simulation driven structural designs throughout more of the design cycle. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN: • Overview of Gurit AEC realizations to date • Minimizing the cost of an "origami" roof • An intricate 3D-printed sculpture inspired by traditional Maori design Composite materials and simulation-driven engineering deliver innovative architectural designs November 14, 2018 • 2:00 PM ET REGISTER TODAY FOR WEBINAR AT: SHORT.COMPOSITESWORLD.COM/ALTAIR11 altair.com THOMAS BASSET Senior Engineer Gurit JAMES LEDINGHAM Composite Structural Design Engineer Gurit AMRC to add ultrasonic- assisted machine tool Source | DMG MORI BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE Leading the World in Advanced Composites Since 1983! Classes Fill Up Fast - ENROLL TODAY! www.abaris.com +1.775.827.6568 THE ABARIS ADVANTAGE Engineering & Design Manufacturing Mold Fabrication Resin Infusion Repair NDI On-site Training Direct Services Consultation

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