Engineering Fall 2019 Friday Seminar Series: Ginger Gardiner

Ginger Gardiner, Senior Editor at Composites World

Title of Talk: Using Composites to Rethink Design and Manufacturing

Fiber reinforced composites offer the ability to tailor and optimize the shape and properties of lightweight, high-performance structures. For example, glass fiber composite leaf springs can be tailored to each car model and weigh 65% less than steel, while carbon fiber composite elevator cables are 60-90% lighter than steel with twice the service life. Composites span a wide range of materials and comprise a dynamic industry that is revolutionizing how products are made, from load optimization to additive manufacturing and engineered placement of materials. This lecture will cover some of the latest materials and process developments in composites and how they are not only changing the ways structures are designed and manufactured but also inspiring future innovations.

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Science and Technology Building, C309
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Event Type

Seminar/Symposium, Academic


College of Engineering and Technology

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff

Contact Name

Teresa Ryan

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