As we look back at SAMPE’s 75 years of existence, we take great pride in making a difference in the materials and process community. Over our 75 years, SAMPE has been in the middle of the invention and application of advanced composite materials. SAMPE has served as the place where people go together to discuss their inventions, to report on them to their peers and receive feedback. It is also the place where plans were made and deals were done to advance composites from an idea in an Air Force study to a multibillion-dollar industry. SAMPE @ 75 highlights some of the people that were key to the composites industry and to SAMPE, the technologies that made advanced composites happen, and the key applications of advanced composites.
On this page, we will feature some highlights of our past 75 years. Please check back as new content is added.