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March ASM Oregon Technical Talk - Shawn Small of Ruckus Composites
Tue, March 21, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Turning craft into technology
Repairing carbon fiber bicycle frames safely requires an intimate knowledge of proven procedures, material science, bicycle science, and engineering. But working with composite materials like carbon fiber, where every piece of material must be intricately laid by hand, also demands thoughtful workmanship and practiced technique.
At Ruckus Composites, we take pride in having developed a repeatable, science-based technique for carbon fiber repair that retains the craft inherent in the process. Our aim is to make every repair as beautiful as it is strong.
“We are engineers, innovators, artists, problem solvers, and scientists.” — RUCKUS COMPOSITES
Originally hailing from Wisconsin farm country, Shawn learned to fabricate tools and contraptions ever since he was tall enough to milk a cow. Shawn has built just about everything you can think of — from robots to wind turbines, rockets to hovercrafts; he has even launched a hot dog into the upper reaches of our atmosphere. After earning a Mechanical Engineering degree, Shawn moved to Portland in 2008 to start Ruckus Composites. Shawn is driven to shake things up in the world through engineering and to inspire others to further innovate and create.