3D Printing Moves Into Tooling Components

Some pundits predict that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), will change our world forever. While that may yet be, one thing is clear: The growth of 3D printing over the past two decades has wrought significant change in composites tooling. Although AM’s most obvious advantage is direct part production without tooling, the growing trend in the aerospace and automotive sectors at present is its use for fast, on-demand builds of mold tools to keep pace with accelerating composite part design cycles and demand for faster overall part processing speeds. More… 

Keynote Address

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Dr. Gary Smyth, Executive Director of Global Research and Development at General Motors Company, will present the keynote address during the CAMX General Session on Tuesday, October 27th. He will provide insights into the future of composites in the automotive market, including lessons learned from the Corvette’s use of composites. He will also provide a high-level perspective on transformational change now going on in the automotive industry. The CAMX Awards for innovative products and applications will also be announced during the General Session. All attendees and exhibitors are welcome to attend! 

ACE & CAMX Award – Submit by July 31

The awards presented at CAMX celebrate innovators and innovations that are shaping markets, inspiring solutions, and shifting industry expectations. Companies that win these awards join an elite group of leaders and visionaries within the composites and advanced materials community.

View the 2014 CAMX Award winners and ACE winners

Poster Session – Display Your Latest Research

CAMX is now accepting submissions from students, universities and companies for the 2015 Poster Session. Accepted entries will be displayed at CAMX and will compete to be named 2015’s trailblazing research of the year. If you are affiliated with a school and would like more information on all the student/university activities CAMX offers, contact Christie McCabe at cmccabe@acmanet.org.

  • Submit intent to participate in Poster Session by September 18. 
  • Final posters are due October 2. 

CAMX Conference Programming

CAMX provides the most comprehensive Conference Program on composites and advanced materials available anywhere. Market Applications, with a focus on industrial and consumer applications, is one of the 15 Tracks you can look forward to at CAMX. Addressing composites and advanced materials uses and developments in a range of categories, including automotive, mass transit, and sporting goods, CAMX’s Market Applications (Industrial/Consumer) will featured expert speakers, innovative Technical Papers, and dynamic presentations. View a complete list of tracks and categories online and look forward to full conference program announcement in early July. 

Virtual Career Fair

Back by popular demand, the CAMX Virtual Career Fair will connect qualified job candidates with employers. All job seekers may attend the virtual career fair free of charge. All exhibitors will receive up to 10 job postings free. Visit the CAMX VCF page for complete details.

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Register & Make Hotel Reservations

Register now for the best rates! CAMX attendees receive value at every registration level – all CAMX registration categories include access to the Exhibit Hall, Welcome Reception, General Session and Keynote. Be sure to find the registration category that meets your education goals.

CAMX has negotiated reduced rates with various hotels that are close to the Dallas Convention Center. In order to receive these reduced rates, you must book through the CAMX Housing Bureau, Conference Direct, which ensures personal service before, during, and after your stay. Plus, you can be confident that CAMX housing rates are the lowest available to the general public. Hotels will fill up so reserve your room early for the best selection! 

Exhibit Hall

For two and a half days, the CAMX Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest technologies, products, and services. You’ll need that time to meet with 550+ exhibiting companies ready to service your project requirements. Preview the Exhibit Hall Floor Plan and check-out the companies that have already confirmed. Planning on exhibiting? Space is still available, but selling quickly. Book now

Join the CAMX Conversation

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