Composites Riding High in Commercial Aero Engines
Composites debuted in a commercial aircraft engine 20 years ago when GE Aviation introduced the GE90, which featured first-of-its-kind carbon fiber fan blades. Since then, composites have steadily worked their way into more structures, including fan surrounds, nacelles and other components. Today, every major engine manufacturer uses composites to some extent, and almost always with the goal of increasing fuel efficiency through weight reduction. CW looks at the commercial jet engine market, where composites are being used today, and where they will be used over the next decade. More… [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
CAMX 2015 – Oct. 26-29 – Dallas, TX
Connecting and advancing all aspects of the composites and advanced materials communities, CAMX is America’s go-to marketplace for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. Last year’s inaugural event, with more than 7,100 attendees and 550 exhibitors from around the globe, delivered a unique experience and unrivaled opportunities to all attendees. We’re excited to offer even more to participants in Dallas this October!
Check out footage from the CAMX 2014 exhibit hall floor, including product shots, live demos, and interviews with attendees and exhibitors. Get excited for CAMX, and mark your calendar. [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
Call for Abstracts Deadline – April 1
CAMX offers 300+ technical and business sessions covering every market and focus area of the composites and advanced materials communities. Showcase your institution and research as part of the CAMX Conference Program – the most robust education opportunity for the industry. Answer the Call for Abstracts by April 1. Program tracks include: Accelerating Materials Insertion; Business & Legislative; Design, Analysis, & Testing; Emerging/Disruptive Technologies; Green & Sustainability; Manufacturing; Market Applications (Aerospace and Defense); Market Applications (Industrial/Consumer); Non-Destructive Evaluation; Processes; Regulatory; Safety & Compliance; Traditional Materials; Work Force Development & Technologies. [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
The Exhibit Hall is 75% Sold
Call for Volunteers
CAMX is looking for volunteers to serve on several planning and review committees. If you are interested in receiving more information on opportunities to review technical papers and education session proposals, judge the ACE and CAMX awards, or work with students on their poster sessions, please let us know. [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
Dallas: Prime for Composites & Advanced Materials
In addition to what Dallas offers visitors – easy airline access, plus excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment options – it’s also a leading business city with ties to the composites and advanced manufacturing community. Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Dallas area include Exxon Mobil, Southwest Airlines, and Texas Instruments. Aerospace and defense contractors have a presence in the area as well, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Bell Helicopter. Plus, many area universities have strong engineering programs and others specifically focused on composites and advanced materials. Dallas offers an ideal location for CAMX 2015. [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
Registration and Housing
CAMX 2015 registration and housing will open later this spring. [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
Did You Miss CAMX 2014?
Check out the CAMX 2014 Post-Show Report, which provides an overview, demographics, and highlights from last year’s event. Peruse attendee company types, exhibitor categories, award winners, and more! Then make your plans to attend CAMX 2015. [space_box id=”” height=”10″]
Join the CAMX Buzz
Let’s hang out! Join the CAMX communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to receive updates on speakers, exhibiting companies, session topics, product displays and demonstrations, as well as technology and innovation. Plus, crowdsource your questions and network with fellow attendees.