So Sean (Donek) and I decided we needed to learn more about the composites world. Sean has technically been working with composites for years now (a snowboard is a composite product) and Bomber is now making carbon fiber plate systems, but we both agreed, we needed to catch up on the latest and greatest. This industry is moving forward at a furious pace and I know that I needed to see what was going on and how it can apply to my products.
So a little over a week ago we both made the trip out to Long Beach, CA and attended the SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) show. All I can say is WOW! The things they are doing with composite material is amazing. Both Sean and I agreed that we had a lot to learn and the trip to the show was worth it. Not only was I able to visit some of my current vendors but i was able to see some very cool technology that may apply to future Bomber products.
So being as it was Sean and I's first time to the show we where like kids at a toy convention, every booth was amazing and intriguing. You could almost see that the salesman would roll their eyes and say to themselves "oh boy, first year at the show guys"
So here are a few pics fro the show:
1) Sean at the airport in Salk Lake. Nice pink bag Sean.
2) Go figure, our own Dustin T. (LCI crew) was at the show with the company he works for. The only guy there who knew what I was carrying!
3) Carbon fiber nose cones for a car. One good, one not good.