Join us at AeroDef – a pre-show overview

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AeroDef Manufacturing Conference 2013

For those involved in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing, there will be an exciting conference March 19-21st in Long Beach California.  The 2nd AeroDef Manufacturing conference produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has an executive committee sourced from some of the biggest names in the industry including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS and Boeing.  Keynotes will be delivered by:

Jens Gralfs – Vice President, Overall Physical Design, Airbus Operations GmbH

Adele Ratcliff – Director, Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program ODASD (MIBP)


Don A. Kinard, PhD – Senior Technical Fellow, Deputy, F-35 Fighter Production System, Lockheed Martin

There is a great schedule of sessions and speakers lined up throughout the three days with a whole range of topics in assembly, machining and simulation.  We are particularly excited about the “Advances in Aerospace Inspection” session on Wednesday March 20th at 2:15pm.  Since the event is co-located with Composites Manufacturing 2013, attendees also have access to all of the composites sessions, which include topics on machining and tooling specifically for composites.  Check out the schedule for more details.

Will you be attending AeroDef or Composites 2013 this year?  What sessions are you looking forward to?  Let us know in the comments, and drop by booth 640 to meet us.

For more details about the event, check out the Conference Preview.
If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so on the website:

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