Composite Prototyping Center to showcase recent developments
The Composite Prototyping Center (CPC, Plainview, NY, US), an organization dedicated to providing workforce development, prototype manufacturing and hands-on technical training in advanced composites manufacturing, is hosting an event to showcase its recent successes. The event is scheduled for Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the agenda will be success stories of businesses already benefitting from CPC’s technologies and resident advanced composite professionals; recognition of local school districts participating in the CPC’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses; facilities tours; and presentations on CPC’s high school STEM curriculum and Workforce Development Composite Technician Certification program.
Sharing their success stories will be CPI Aerostructures (Edgewood, NY, US), a manufacturer of structural assemblies for fixed wing aircraft, helicopters and airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance pod systems in both the commercial aerospace and national security markets and a prime contractor to the US Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force; Unique Electrical Solutions Incorporated (Stony Brook, NY, US), a group of companies focused on the electrification of all vocations in commercial transportation; and ThermoLift (Stony Brook, NY, US), developers of a natural gas-driven air conditioner and heat pump that can replace building heating, cooling and hot water systems with a single appliance called the Vuilleumier Heat Pump to achieve a 30-50% reduction in energy consumption and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Within the education sector, CPC has been working closely with the Huntington, Syosset and Bethpage, NY school districts to support their STEM programs. These school districts will be recognized at the event. There will also be a presentation by the Center’s institutional partner, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, whose curriculum for Long Island manufacturers looking to have their employees trained in advanced composite manufacturing culminates in their employees earning Workforce Development Composite Technician Certifications.
For more information visit: www.compositepro.org.