Latest in aerospace manufacturing technology is topic of conference at Missouri S&T

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On April 21, 2009

New developments in aerospace manufacturing technology will be displayed and discussed during a conference May 26-27 at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies at Missouri S&T.

During the conference, representatives from Missouri S&T, The Boeing Co., General Dynamics and other industry partners will present information about manufacturing technology developments. The theme of the conference is the expansion of the aerospace supply chain through collaborative technology.

Missouri S&T’s Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) was established in Rolla in 2004 through a federal appropriation as one of the nation’s largest initiatives to develop new technologies for the aerospace industry. CAMT researchers develop technology for aircraft fabrication and assembly with an emphasis on direct digital manufacturing, laser materials processing, high-speed machining, and composites manufacturing.

At CAMT, 35 Missouri S&T faculty members and approximately 120 S&T students have been working with engineers from Boeing and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the past five years. According to Tim Comerford, CAMT business director, the center invites other companies to join an industrial consortium designed to expand on and leverage the work being done at CAMT.

This will be the second Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies Conference sponsored by Missouri S&T. Last year, the conference was held in Dayton, Ohio, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, home to the AFRL.

Tours of CAMT laboratory facilities will be conducted on the afternoon of May 26. Technology results will be presented May 27.

Conference details are available at . For additional information, contact Comerford at 573-341-6886 or

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