Below are the presentations that were provided by speakers. Click the hyperlinks below to open PDF(s)

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Expo Classroom Education


Tuesday, Oct. 1
Advanced Textiles Conference
1 – 1:50 pm

Regulatory and Device Evaluation Challenges for Textile Biomaterial Devices

Making (Some) Sense of the DoD Budget

2 – 2:50 pm

Stage Gates or Funnels? Innovation Management and New Medical Textile Product Development

Intro to Military Contract Bidding

Development of Textile-based Sensors for Inspection of Composite Materials

3:15 – 4 pm

Exploring the World of Smart Textiles: What We Learned Along the Way

Continuous Manufacturing of Fine Denier, Conductive Yarns

4:15 – 5 pm

Growing Through Diversification into Technical Markets: From Trash Covers and Truck Covers to Ground Support and Flight Hardware

Future Technologies for the Functionalization of Textile Materials

Wednesday, Oct. 2
10 – 10:50 am Application, Efficacy and Persistence of Synthetic Pyrethroids Vs Plant Based Insect Repellents on Textiles

Developing and Manufacturing World Class Knitted Shade Fabrics

ETFE Film – Properties and Features Creating Beauty Through Innovation

 11 – 11:50 am The Evolution of Medical Textiles for Vascular Surgical Applications

Shadecloth for Human Protection

The Technology Behind Shade Sails – How it works and how to get it right

Structural Air – Engineering Considerations for Inflatables and Air Supported Structures

 3 – 3:50 pm Marketing Energy-Efficient Fabrics: Differentiation and Customer Confidence through Fabric and Shading Testing and Certification

Selling Energy Reduction with Fabric

Leading Through Change and Disruption: Turning Rapid Change into Your Organization’s Competitive Edge

 4 – 4:50 pm Functionalisation of Textile Surfaces Using Digital Application Technology

Productivity for Small Businesses: Optimizing Your Communication, Workflow, and Performance

Helping the DOD understand Tension Fabric Structures Options

Thursday, Oct. 3
10 – 10:50 am Using Advanced Repellent Finishes to Improve Textile Product Sustainability

Industry 4.0 for Small Businesses

Color Smart: The Future of Textile Color Management

Graphics for the Small to Medium Fabricator

 11 – 11:50 am Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule: New Compliance Requirements

Repairs and Innovations, the Cause and Effect of Choices

Maximizing Growth Trends in Digital Print Media Markets

 3 – 3:50 pm

Implementing Functional Design for Breast Cancer Survivors

Ready, Set, Engage: Engaging Employees at Every Level for Organizational Success

 4 – 4:50 pm CMF and How Material Selection Matters

Printing Digital Graphics on Awnings and Structures

Intro to the U.S. International Trade Commission

Friday, Oct. 4
10 – 10:50 am How do we Plan for the Future when it is Unknown and Unknowable?

Market Dynamics of Fabric vs. Metal Awnings

 11 – 11:50 am Prototyping Techniques with Industrial Fabrics