David Erb Featured Speaker at SPE ACCE

David Erb, Senior R&D Program Manager, was recently as the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) where he gave an overview of UMaine’s work to reverse engineer a metallic differential cover for a 1998 GMC truck using thermoplastic resins and carbon/glass fiber molded via thermoforming.

Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief of Composites World, recently published an article on SPE ACCE which highlighted Erb’s research:

The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive composites design, tooling and fabrication.

Dave Erb, senior R&D program manager at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center (Orono, ME, US), described work he did to reverse engineer a metallic differential cover for a 1998 GMC truck (General Motors, Detroit, MI, US), using thermoplastic resins combined with carbon and glass fiber molded via thermoforming.

Read the full article, here.