Cost: SME/Abaris Members: $59, Non-members: $69, Academic/Military/Government: $59, Student: $59
Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Conference Center
Other: Capacity is limited due to facility size. Proof of U.S. citizenship required.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Local Motors/ArmorWorks Combined Tour
Local Motors is a new American car company setting an exciting and sustainable course to design, manufacture, and sell cars for niche markets. Local Motors co-creates new purposeful vehicles and components with its community of 14,000 designers, engineers and enthusiasts using open source principals. Anyone can join the Local Motors community at www.local-motors.com to assist in designing and engineering of new, innovative, vehicles, and anyone can help choose which vehicles are produced and available for purchase.
Local Motors shares all vehicle data to allow easier modification, home builds or creation of new components to fit existing vehicles. Local Motors does not sell kits. Customers get to build their co-created vehicle at the Local-Motors Micro Factory with professional assistance. The build is completed during 2, 3-day build weekends. Local Motors has been recognized for its groundbreaking approach to automotive development, appearing in articles in Popular Science, Wired and Popular Mechanics and was featured on the Discovery Channel.
Since 1996, ArmorWorks and its subsidiaries have been leaders in design and manufacturing of survivability products. ArmorWorks produces advanced armor systems for ground vehicles, fixed and rotor wing aircraft, personnel, as well as maritime systems. Using advanced materials and processes, ArmorWorks products deliver weight savings and high-tech protection that have been combat proven.
ShockRide, an ArmorWorks subsidiary, is the leading producer of Mine Blast attenuating seating systems for US and NATO military ground vehicles. ShockRide has produced and fielded in excess of 75,000 seats using the ShockRide Energy Attenuating system. ShockRide supplies seats for the US Army Stryker, RG-31/31 MRAP, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Cougar, Dash Ambulance among others.
TechFiber, also an ArmorWorks subsidiary, manufactures advanced unidirectional fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite materials for use in advanced armor systems aerospace applications.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - on your own
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MD Helicopter Tour
MD Helicopters is based in Mesa, Arizona and the current product line includes the MD 500E, MD 530F, MD 520N, MD 600N and the MD Explorer.
With more than 2500 aircraft currently in use around the world, MD Helicopters is a substantial company by any measure. Fleet users include the Korean Armed Forces, US Special Operations, Japanese Self Defense Forces, Jordanian Armed Forces, Turkish National Police, Houston Police, Columbus Police, CALSTAR, Argentina Armed Forces, the Italian government, the Finnish Armed Forces and many others.
Specific tour details coming soon!