CAMX 2015 (Oct. 26-29) in Dallas, TX, was, by all accounts, a success. Feedback from the exhibit floor and the conference was positive and upbeat. CompositesWorld was there and offers this review of highlights from the show floor and the session, including product award winners, keynote address and industry announcements. More.
Getting Bigger & Better – CAMX 2015 Wraps
Thank you to everyone who participated in CAMX 2015 and helped make it a great success. The number of participants exceeded CAMX 2014 with almost 7500 registrations this year, continuing the trend as North America’s premier Composites and Advanced Materials event. Participants came from 50 countries and every state in the US, and the exhibit floor was larger than 2014, with 549 exhibiting companies and 111,000 square feet of just exhibit booth space. CAMX is committed to continue to bring you a bigger and better CAMX each year!
Without a doubt, CAMX provided the largest conference program anywhere for the industry. With 309 sessions on topics covering every subject in the industry, and 360 expert speakers, conference attendees had over 13 concurrent tracks of topics to choose from.
If you missed this year’s CAMX – or if you attended but weren’t able to see everything – check out what you missed by viewing the highlights.
Recognition and Innovation at CAMX 2015
CAMX attendees experienced cutting-edge innovation and next generation technologies. The product innovation awards and Poster Session awards, as well as the Technical Paper Awards, presented at CAMX recognized researchers and organizations whose work will impact the future of the industry.
The CAMX Combined Strength Award, sponsored by Ashland Inc., went to:
Cincinnati Incorporated, in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratories, for Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) technology that creates 3-D large-scale products up to 10 times larger than currently producible, and at speeds 200 to 500 times faster than existing additive machines.
The CAMX Unsurpassed Innovation Award, sponsored by Ashland, Inc., went to:
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) for its TCA Ultra Lite, a Class A Body Panel material that GM recently used to cut weight from the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette. As automakers continue to seek material solutions for increasingly demanding fuel efficiency standards, materials such as TCA Ultra Lite set a high standard.
Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE Awards), sponsored by Composites One, went to:
Design Category: Most Creative Application Award
Kingetics LLC for the Advanced Composite Orthotic Systems.
Manufacturing Category: Materials and Process Innovation Award
QA1 Precision Products for Nanosilica Infused Resin to use in Automotive Driveshafts.
Manufacturing Category: Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award
e-Xstream engineering for Productive Engineering Software for Virtual Allowable Generation.
Market Growth Category: Infinite Possibility for Market Growth Award
Strongwell Corporation for Composites Help Steer Toward a Wireless Road Infrastructure.
The CAMX 2015 Poster Session, sponsored by NAC Composites, award recognized:
Carbon Nanotube Fiber Composites for Simultaneous Structural Health Monitoring and Strengthening of Steel Structures from the University of Delaware, Researchers: Sagar Doshi, Shafique Ahmed, Erik Thostenson, Jennifer McConnell, Thomas Schumacher.
CAMX congratulates all of our Award winners and finalists in each competition! Click here to read more on this year’s awardees and finalists – including the nine Technical Paper Awards winners (announced prior to CAMX).
Exhibitors – Get a Jump on CAMX 2016
CAMX 2016 is selling fast, with over 2/3 of the space already sold. Reserve your space by viewing the floorplan and selecting your booth online or contact the sales team to discuss your space or sponsorship and presentation opportunities: CAMX Sales Team.
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