CAMX 2016 Exhibitor Previews: Part 2

CAMX, in its third year, is growing and expanding, and the quantity and quality of new products and technologies being introduced at the show is impressive. CAMX Connection asked exhibitors to tell us about the products they will feature, and the response has been tremendous. This week features Part 2 of 2 of the CAMX 2016 Exhibitor Previews. More.

Composites Get in the Game – Evan Milberg

Last week, the 2016 NFL season kicked off with the Denver Broncos taking on the Carolina Panthers in a rematch from Super Bowl 50. During that Super Bowl, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis became the first NFL player to use a 3-D printed brace in a game. The brace was made with a plastic and elastomer composite and was printed by technology from 3-D printing specialist and CAMX 2016 exhibitor Stratasys for 30 hours after scanning Davis’ arm.

Stratasys is just one of a number of composite industry players who have made an impact on the sports and recreation market. No matter the sport, athletes are looking for a competitive edge with equipment that is strong, lightweight, and durable.

In last month’s Olympic Games in Rio, you could find composite innovation on display in a wide range of sports, including composite recurve bows in archery, lightweight hulls on rowing boats, golf clubs and field hockey sticks made with CFRP, gymnastics uneven bars made with fiberglass, and non-slip composite starting blocks in swimming. Another CAMX 2016 exhibitor, TeXtreme, lent its carbon fiber to a manufacturer of high-performance Olympic racing bikes. Composites also made their way to the 2016 Paralympics, as BMW made headlines with its customized carbon fiber racing wheelchairs.

If you’ve ever wanted to see how high-end sporting equipment is made, CAMX 2016 will be the perfect opportunity. Inside Composite One’s Lean Mean Molding Machine (booth P22), engineers will make skateboards using silicone bag molding and carbon fiber reinforced with Polynt Composites’ Core Shell Rubber-Modified Vinyl Ester resin.

However, composites in sports extend far beyond equipment in the games. They also are used to make the venues where the games happen. Composite panels served as the base for the restoration of an historic mosaic at the entrance to Rio’s Maracanã stadium. Fiberglass-based tensile roofs covered portions of the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia and Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, two of the venues to host Olympic soccer. And last year, as part of the 1060 project, CAMX 2016 exhibitor DowAksa signed an agreement with the Chicago Cubs to help restore and preserve Wrigley Field with DowAksa CarbonWrap, the industry’s original CFRP system.

Learn more about composites in sports and recreation online and register for CAMX 2016 to meet with these and hundreds of other exhibitors who are revolutionizing sports and recreation through composites.

New Conference Features are FREE for all CAMX Attendees!

Arrive on-time and don’t leave early or you’ll miss two new conference features that are free and open to all CAMX 2016 attendees and exhibitors!

NEW! The CAMX’s General Session with CAMX Live!, an exciting, new General Session format, featuring a panel of innovators—Daniel Preston, Gregory Haye and Greg Lynn. Be inspired and elevated by these cutting-edge presentations, exploring the current innovation and future opportunities for our industry.

NEW! The CAMX Closing Luncheon – A Group Experience – will feature a panel of students, our next generation of innovators and industry leaders. They’ll share what inspires them about the future and the potential of composites and advanced materials.

Learn more about both events here.

CAMX Awards and ACE Preview

Take a sneak peek at some of the award entries and finalists that will be on display at CAMX 2016. The CAMX Awards (sponsored by Ashland) and Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) (Sponsored by Composites One) Pavilions at CAMX provide attendees a first-hand, up-close look at innovations that are shaping markets, inspiring solutions, and shifting composites industry expectations.

Save Time Onsite – Register Online

Save yourself time onsite by registering for CAMX now!  Then go to “Express Registration” onsite. CAMX has registration categories to fit every budget and schedule – including discounts for ACMA and SAMPE members and students. All registrants receive access to the Exhibit Hall, General Session with CAMX Live!, and the Welcome Reception. Don’t wait – CAMX is nearly two weeks away, but hotels are still available and flight costs are still reasonable!

CAMX Career Connections Start Now

The CAMX Virtual Career Fair is now open. Connecting CAMX job seekers with CAMX attendee companies looking to hire within the composites and advanced materials industry, the Virtual Career Fair, provided by CompositeIndustryJobs.com, is free of charge for all job seekers and CAMX attendee companies. The online postings will be available now through September 30, 2016, and you can see the listings at CAMX on job boards on Level 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center, near the conference program.

Need a New Headshot?  Visit the CAMX Head Shot Lounge!

Keep the networking going after CAMX on your social online accounts.  And if you need a new headshot, stop by the Head Shot Lounge on Wednesday, September 28, during exhibit hall hours for a FREE headshot.  The Lounge is located in booth F108.

Get Ready for CAMX!

As you prepare for CAMX, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Onsite attire is business casual.
  • The average temperature in Anaheim is 70ºF (21 ºC). Session rooms in the Convention Center can be cool, so a light sweater or jacket is recommended.
  • Visit the Travel Logistics page for discounts on car rentals and other transportation.
  • A bag and coat check for a small fee will be available near registration Tuesday – Thursday.
  • Browse Restaurantsand make plans before you arrive. An Anaheim Restaurant and Event Desk will be available at CAMX in the Convention Center, near the Registration area, to assist with reservations and event tickets.

Download CAMX App Today

The CAMX 2016 mobile app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. Search for “CAMX 16“ to download the app to your mobile device. The app provides important conference updates, maps, the Conference Program, exhibitor listings, and more!  It is the Onsite Guide in the palm of your hand – and gives you immediate access to your MyCAMX account!  Free Wi-Fi for personal use is also available throughout the Anaheim Convention Center, making connecting even easier.

Make a Plan with MyCAMX

MyCAMX Planner combines planning and logistics into one easy-to-use tool. Use the MyCAMX Planner on www.theCAMX.org or the CAMX App to:

  • Find and select exhibitors to visit
  • Create a customized Conference Program plan
  • View facility maps to navigate the exhibit hall and conference program
  • Schedule meetings with exhibitors…and more!

Start planning your CAMX experience today. Visit the MyCAMX Planner here.  Then download the CAMX App (CAMX 2016 in the Apple and Google Play stores) to have the MyCAMX Planner on your mobile device.

Stay Connected – and Share Your Experience while at CAMX

Join the CAMX social media communities to receive updates on speakers, exhibiting companies, session topics, product displays and demonstrations, as well as technology and innovation. Plus, watch videos, crowdsource your questions, and network with fellow attendees.

Plus, start sharing your conference experience now! Share the excitement early, tell others about what innovations you’re most interested in seeing at CAMX…it’s your CAMX experience! Share it! Use the hashtag #CAMX16 on your posts.