Report on the Guest Lecture

Report on the Guest Lecture on Advances and Challenges of Composite Manufacturing and Automotive Applications

Venue: The Automotive Research Association of India, Pune.

Date: 17th February 2011

SAEINDIA Western Section had organized a guest lecture on Advances and Challenges of Composite Manufacturing for Automotive Applications for employees, members, students and associates of ARAI, SAE and ARAI-FID at ARAI, Pune. The Speaker for the lecture was Mr. Alex Wolford, who is presently working with Wolfden Products, a U.S. based company that has specialized in light weight composite structures for the past 12 years. Mr. Alex Wolford has been in the composite industry for the past 20 years working exclusively in light weight composites.

Mr. D.J. Kulkarni, Senior Deputy Director, ARAI felicitated Mr. Alex Wolford. Mr Gopi Gopalan, Advisor, Accurate Engineering, Pvt. Ltd., introduced the speaker. Mr. A. A. Badusha, Co-ordinator SAE Western Section and Deputy Director of SHL, ARAI welcomed all the delegates to the lecture.

In his lecture Mr. Alex discussed current composite markets related to automotive, aircraft, and industrial applications. He also introduced the participants to some case projects and challenges in the composite industry. Processes that are currently being used for manufacturing composites like hand lay-up, prepreg autoclave cure, VARTAM, and pressed matched molding etc. were explained in the lecture. He shared his own experiences while building the racing cars where the demands on the lightweight as well as safety are at the extremes.

Mr. Alex Wolford

Mr. Gopi Gopalan introducing Mr. Alex Wolford

Participants listening to Mr. Alex Wolford

Mr. Vikram Salunkhe, Managing Director, Accurate Engineering, Pvt. Ltd., gave the closing address. Mr. A. Akbar Badusha, Co-ordinator SAE Western Section and Deputy Director of SHL, ARAI envisions more such seminars this year.

The Organizing Committee:

  • Mr. D .J .Kulkarni, Sr. Deputy Director, ARAI

  • Mr. A. Akbar Badusha, Deputy Director, SHL, ARAI

  • Mr. V. A. Pankhawala, Sr. Assistant Director, BDCP, ARAI

  • Mr. Thomas Cherian, Trainee Engineer, SHL, ARAI

  • Mr. G. V. Sangle, A.O, ARAI Academy

  • Mr. A. K. Pardeshi, BDCP

For Professional Calendar

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 

For Professional Archives

For Professional Search

E.g., 2017-01-18
E.g., 2017-01-18
Bangalore Section Eastern Section Northern Section Southern Section (Including Coimbatore & Hyderabad Division) Western Section (Including Nashik & Indore Divisions)
Professional Students General News Letter
Why Should you Join SAEINDIA Membership Classification & Benefits Registration Application Forms
Guide lines for Formation of SAEINDIA Collegiate Club Student Membership Application Form SAEINDIA Collegiate Club Application form Collegiate Club Reimbursement Claim Form Collegiate Club Listing
General Information History vision&Mission Managing Committee Useful Links