CAMX eNewsletter

CAMX releases monthly eNewsletters, providing readers with articles on composites and advanced materials topics, viewpoints from speakers, and upcoming deadlines, as well as updates on programming, the exhibit hall, and CAMX events. Stay up to date on all things CAMX so you know what to expect once onsite as well as how to stay connected before, during, and after the Show.

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20Jun 2016

Taking the hand out of hand layup Hand layup has a long history in aerospace composites fabrication, but it’s not well suited for automotive composites manufacturing, where volumes are much higher. But the discrete placement of fiber reinforcements still has value. New research is pointing toward automated hand layup that might help this vital process […]

16May 2016

Composites Recycling Becomes a Necessity Boeing and Airbus each is generating as much as a 1 million lb of cured and uncured carbon fiber prepreg waste each year from 787 and A350 XWB production. If you include the entire supply chain for these planes, the total is closer to 4 million lb/year. And with the […]

21Apr 2016

Thermoplastics riding into automotive, aerospace The legacy of composite parts and structures is built on a family of thermosets — including epoxy, vinyl ester, polyester and phenolic — that have helped tremendously to make the industry what it is today. Not to be forgotten are thermoplastics, which have played a serious role as well, and […]

23Mar 2016

Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive. This month, CAMX Connection introduces to composites novices the fibers and […]

10Nov 2015

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 […]

15Oct 2015

CAMX Exhibit Previews, Part 2 CAMX 2015 is less than three weeks away (Oct. 26-29, Dallas, TX, US). If you’re going to the show, or thinking of going, you might want to know a little about what will await you on the exhibit hall floor. CompositesWorld asked CAMX exhibitors to send previews of the products […]

01Oct 2015

CAMX Exhibit Previews, Part 1 CAMX 2015 is less than a month away (Oct. 26-29, Dallas, TX, US). If you’re going to the show, or thinking of going, you might want to know a little about what will await you on the exhibit hall floor. CompositesWorld asked CAMX exhibitors to send previews of the products […]

21Sep 2015

Keynote Q&A: Gary Smyth, GM Global Research & Development Gary J. Smyth, Ph.D., executive director, Global R&D Laboratories, GM Global Research & Development, will be the keynote speaker at CAMX 2015 (Oct. 26-29, Dallas, TX, US), discussing the carmaker’s material and manufacturing strategies as it pursues lightweighting in new-car development. CompositesWorld offers this Q&A with […]

20Aug 2015

A Topic for Every Interest – CAMX 2015 PlugsCAMX 2015 is fast approaching (Oct. 26-29, Dallas, TX, US), which means it’s time to start planning how you’ll spend your time — on the show floor and in the conferences. The CAMX conference, as it did last year, rolls out a variety of presentation types, ranging […]

20Jul 2015

Resins for the Fast Zone An automotive supplier must have the ability to produce a composite part in a minute, or at least in minutes — not hours or days, the norm for composites in most other industries. Meeting that part-per-minutes goal is a huge hurdle that a few composite fabricators have cleared, and many […]