NATIONAL COMPOSITES WEEK
Observe National Composites Week annually during the last week in August to promote the way the Composites Industry transforms our lives.
A composite is two or more materials with different properties, typically fiber and resin, combined to act in concert. Fiber reinforced composites produce some of the strongest, most versatile, most technologically advanced parts ever developed. Composites offer manufacturers, designers, and engineers a new world of design possibilities. They can be tailored to provide the exact material properties and mechanical performance required, enabling efficient use of material – saving weight and reducing waste.
Composites entertain, found in the majority of recreational activities including biking, hockey, golf and paddle sports. They help people stand tall, enabling the development of state-of-the-art prosthetics and orthopedics bringing comfort and independence to amputees and the injured. Composites save lives, advancing the performance of body and vehicle armor, and seismic reinforcement. They protect the environment by enabling reduced emissions on the road and in the air, and by supporting renewable energy through better wind turbine design and more sustainable infrastructure. Composites help create a more technologically advanced world, enabling the development of fuel-efficient aircraft, drones, air taxis, and heightened space exploration.
The composites industry contributes $22.2 billion annually to the U.S. economy and is expected to reach $130 billion by 2024. Help us celebrate the innovation found within the Composites Industry, innovation that is helping transform the world.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Consider all the ways composites impact our lives. What composites do you rely on every day? Educators, consider reviewing composites as a classroom project. What careers are directly involved with composites? This week would be an excellent time for a S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M. project.
Share what’s happening in the composites industry. Are you an engineer, builder, designer, researcher? What’s the latest innovation, and how are you changing the world? Use #NationalCompositesWeek to share on social media.
Visit www.nationalcompositesweek.com to find more ways to promote your participation within the Composites industry.
A&P Technology founded National Composites Week in 2019 to celebrate the exciting innovations of the past, and that continue to be developed in the composites industry.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Composites Week to be observed the last week of August annually.
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