Innovation in Aerospace:
Present and Future

Innovation in Aerospace:
Present and Future

CNC’s Role in Aerospace

Mr. Todd Hammer
President & CEO, Belotti America, Inc. (USA)

CNC’s Role in Aerospace

For more than 30 years, Mr. Hammer has been helping companies overcome machining challenges. Todd is the founding President & CEO of newly formed Belotti America-the newest subsidiary of Belotti S.p.A. of Suisio (BG) Italy, a world leader in the design & manufacture of 5-axis machine tools for the Aerospace, Automotive, Nautical and Plastics sectors. Working with market leaders such as Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX, Tesla, and their supply chains, Todd always approaches an application from the customer’s perspective. As a director of SAMPE’s Texas Chapter, and Co-General Chair of SAMPE, Todd is well connected in the composites industry.

Aerospace Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

Mr. William Sunick
Head of Tiltrotor Marketing, Leonardo Helicopters. AgustaWestland Philadelphia, Leonardo Helicopters.

Aerospace Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

William M. (Bill) Sunick Jr. is the Head of Tiltrotor Marketing, responsible for the development of marketing and business strategies to create new opportunities, shape emerging markets, and influence customer thinking and actions as the first commercial tiltrotor, the AW609, enters the market. Prior to joining Leonardo Helicopters, Bill held numerous leadership positions at The Boeing Company within Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Market Development and Engineering. He was also a member of the Presidential Helicopter team while at Sikorsky Aircraft in 1992. Bill’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a master of business administration degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.

Additive Manufacturing Supports The Extreme Needs of The Aerospace Sector

Mr. Alessio Lorusso
Founder and CEO at Roboze SpA (Italy), Roboze Inc. (USA).

Additive Manufacturing Supports The Extreme Needs of The Aerospace Sector

Alessio Lorusso was born in Bari in 1990. CEO & Founder at Roboze, included in the Forbes 30 under 30 list 2018 as one of the most talented 30 European managers in the “Industry” category, entrepreneur and visionary in the additive manufacturing field who won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Ernst & Young. When he was only 17, he built his first “beltless” 3D printer dedicated to SMEs and in 2015 he founded Roboze, doubling its turnover year after year.His goal is to bring, through advanced additive manufacturing solutions, the value of producing at the point of use in favor of not only economic advantages, by reducing warehouse and shipping costs, but also of environmental and social advantages, through a new model of distributed manufacturing throughout the world. This can overturn the classic approach of decentralized manufacturing, reducing CO2 emissions and increasing engineering skills in the area, which consequently stimulate the birth of new professionals. With headquarters in Italy and Texas, the company aims at making the offices of Bari and Houston among the most important 3D Printing Hubs in the world.

Composites for the aerospace industry: a “newborn” technology with a bright future

Mr. Salvatore De Nicola
Senior Customer Engineer EMEA, Solvay Composite Materials.

Composites for the aerospace industry: a “newborn” technology with a bright future

Salvatore De Nicola has more than 20 years of experience in the composites industry as a Researcher, Material and Process Engineer, Project Leader and R&D Manager. He holds a master degree in aeronautical engineering from Federico II University and completed his education with specific training on composites, planning, innovation management and aircraft certification from Cranfield University, Bocconi School of Management and Wichita University. After a profitable experience with Piaggio Aerospace, he joined the Solvay group in 2007 covering various roles of increasing responsibility. Currently he is part of the EMEA Customer Engineering team of the Solvay Composite Materials Global Business Unit.

Morphing wing flaps for next-generation green regional aircraft: the CleanSky experience

Dr. Rosario Pecora
Professor of Aircraft Structures, University of Naples “Federico II”, Industrial Engineering Department, Aerospace Division

Morphing wing flaps for next-generation green regional aircraft: the CleanSky experience

Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Ph.D. in Transport Engineering awarded by the University of Naples “Federico II” on 2002 and 2005. Assistant Professor of Aircraft Structures Stability and Lecturer of Advanced Aircraft Structures at the same University since 2011. He has worked for many aircraft manufacturing companies (including but to limited to ATR, Alenia, Aermacchi, Bombardier, Piaggio Aeroindustries) and research centers as technical advisor for loads, aeroelasticity, aircraft structures design and certification (EASA CS-23,-25 standards). His research activity is mainly focused on aero-servo-elasticity of unconventional structural systems, structures dynamics and smart structures while covering leading roles in major European and extra-European projects (CAPECON, Clean Sky GRA, SARISTU, CRIAQ-MDO505, Cleans Sky 2). He is author of several scientific papers, editor of a book on morphing wing technologies for large civil airplanes and designed inventor of European and US patents on SMA-based architectures for morphing wing trailing edge.

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