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An Automotive and Transportation Workshop focused on Scale-up, Lightweighting and High Volume Composites Products and Processes

Fuel efficiency, design freedom, and manufacturing efficiency have been driving transportation and automotive materials and process development toward composites for years. Composites materials and processes offer many other advantages for every vehicle on the road. Join us for this two-day workshop presented by Composites One in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), as we present some of latest industry developments. This workshop is dedicated to demonstrating composites for both transportation (lower volume) and automotive (higher volume). Whether you make buses or pickup trucks, SUV’s or Humvee’s, race cars or sedans, we have something for you at Road2Composites!


  • Design considerations for composites
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Maintaining Cosmetics and Surface Finish

Large Parts

  • Monocoque –vs- Assembled
    • Adhesive Joining
    • Costing models
  • Integrated Materials ( Inserts and backers)Lightweighting
    • Carbon Prepreg
    • Cored / Sandwich Construction

High Volume

  • Novel Curing
  • Automation
    • Tape laying
    • Preforming & lay-up technology
  • Over molding
  • Life-cycle Issues

What You’ll See and Learn:

  • Lay Stitch with Carbon Fiber
  • Braiding Sleeve
  • Liquid Molding (Preform)
  • Adhesives Joining
  • Light RTM
  • Silicon Vacuum Bags
  • Thermoplastic Fabrics / Hybrids


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn and Suites at a rate of $149 per night. Discounted room rates will expire on Monday, May 1st, 2017 – Book Now!

Hampton Inn and Suites

900 North Canal Rd., Lansing, MI 48917