Andre Duarte presenting at Composites Australia Annual Conference 7 June 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia

👨‍💻 Want to learn more about Composites in Freight Applications? Andre Duarte presented on Wednesday, 7 June 2023 at the Composites Australia Annual Conference 7-8 June 2023 near Adelaide in Morphettville, South Australia sharing an update of ACS Australia‘s most recent projects and on the topic of novel design solutions using composite materials for transportation vehicles. Describing in this presentation a composite ore wagon that offers a significant competitive advantage over existing solutions as well as a tipper trailer that allows increased payload to be carried due to reduced vehicle tare mass.

About the conference:

This Composites Conference aims to provide a strategic insight into a wide range of aspects associated with operating and growing a composites business and collaborating with composite companies.

One of the highlights of this year’s conference is an exclusive tour of the impressive RPC Pipe Systems manufacturing facility – the largest composites manufacturing site in Australia (by volume).

BIO of speakers:

Andre Duarte is an internationally recognised business development executive with expertise in the aerospace and composite materials industries. He has proven experience in a variety of commercial roles, with ACS-A, as a business consultant, marketing manager and currently as business development manager; and has previously led a global aerospace business unit in Germany, where he successfully managed a diverse sales and marketing team and developed strategic business relationships with a number of aerospace manufacturers. Andre has also held specialist technical positions with Boeing – Aerospace Technologies of Australia (now Boeing Aerostructures Australia), where he provided materials & manufacturing support on the 787 moveable trailing edge and various other R&D programs.

Andre’s presentation included the following two case studies of composites in large transport applications:

Composite Rail Wagon Design

Carbon Fibre Tipper Truck Trailer Design

We would like to thank Composites Australia and Kerryn Caulfield for putting on this valuable conference for participants and members.

For more details on our project work, please contact us!

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