Jonathan Sourkes | SPE
Medical Plastics Virtual Symposium 2021

Jonathan Sourkes

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Nobuya Kawamura, Toyota Motor North America Inc.
Jonathan Sourkes
Head of Sales - Aerospace
Qualified Materials as an Enabler for Advanced Air Mobility

With the rapid emergence of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), qualified material allowables are a major step towards enabling the design thermoplastic composites (TPCs) solutions. TPCs are attractive for AAM because like thermoset composites (TSC) they offer lightweight solutions with good mechanical strength. TPCs offer significant improvements in manufacturability when compared to TSCs, which can result in lower system cost and higher throughput.

Many AAM companies are targeting service dates as early as 3-5 years from now with fleet sizes orders of magnitude larger than commercial aerospace. AAM needs aerospace quality composite solutions at automotive quantities. Having publicly available qualified material allowables enables these companies to leverage analytic tools to design and optimize thermoplastic composite solutions.

About the Speaker

Jonathan Sourkes, Head of Sales - Aerospace at Victrex, has over 13 years of experience in composite material application development. Jonathan has published numerous articles on the automated production of composites and the aerospace composite industry.

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