CAMX 2016: Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Comes to Composites Fabrication

The use of continuous fiber in additive manufacturing systems is not trivial, but it is being done. As this fabrication technology evolves and matures, options for applying it in everything from automotive to aerospace to consumer composites will expand tremendously, creating a host of new opportunities for the composites industry. Read here for whose providing what kind of additive manufacturing technology for use in composites fabrication.

CAMX New Attendee Spotlight – Meet Michael Dillon

For Michael Dillon, 2016 has been a jam-packed year full of new opportunities. About nine months ago, he started a new job as Vice President of Business Development at Crawford High Performance Composites. Come September, Dillon will add to his list of new experiences by attending CAMX for the first time.

Dillon is a composites expert with more than 30 years of experience as an engineer and business development leader in the aerospace Industry. Over his career, he says he would like to have had more opportunities to go to trade shows like CAMX, but would often send someone else.

“I was previously working at Gulfstream and Boeing in Charleston on the 787,” Dillon says. “I was more in the production line as an engineer, so I wasn’t as much on the traveling side.”

Dillon says he first heard about CAMX while attending a conference hosted by The Composites Consortium (TCC) in Washington, D.C. He remembers many of his colleagues in the consortium talking about CAMX and asking him if he was going. Intrigued by the buzz around CAMX, he researched the show and made the decision to attend CAMX 2016. “This time, I need to go. There’s such a plethora of opportunities to meet materials people,” Dillon says. “I’m looking forward to networking. There’s going to be people there from all over the world.”

Discover why Michael and thousands of other industry professionals plan to attend CAMX 2016. Browse the full conference program and make plans today to attend CAMX 2016.

Pick the Right Registration Level for You

CAMX offers a variety of registration levels that match the unique needs of professionals at all levels, background and experience. View all registration levels and register online by September 1 to secure the best rate and value.

The Premium Registration level provides full access and the best value. Premium registrations include access to two (2) Pre-conference Tutorials held on Monday, Sept. 26, Exhibit Hall, CAMX Live, ALL Conference Programming, Proceedings CD, Tues. Opening Reception, Wed. Reception, and Thurs. Luncheon.

The Full Conference Registration level provides full access to conference programming, excluding Pre-conference Tutorials (must be purchased separately). Full Conference registrations include access to Exhibit Hall, CAMX Live, ALL Conference Programming held Sept. 27-29, Proceedings CD, Tues. Opening Reception, Wed. Reception, and Thurs. Luncheon.

The Show Sampler Level allows attendees to experience a variety of conference features and programing, including access to Exhibit Hall, General Session with Keynote, Tickets to four (4) Conference Program sessions held Sept. 27-29, and Tues. Opening Reception. Tickets to Pre-conference Tutorials on Sept. 26, Wed. Reception, Thurs. Luncheon, and Proceedings CD must be purchased separately.

Partner Sessions Spotlight

CAMX features the most robust conference programming available for the composites and advanced materials industry. Several industry partners, including the Adhesives and Sealants Council (ASC), National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Composites Division, developed several sessions that focus on the challenges, opportunities, and solutions faced by these industry leaders and their broad base of constituents.

Browse and learn more about these exciting sessions and panels. The full schedule for the Conference Program is available online now.

Reserve Hotels by September 1

Make reservations today to take advantage of the best availability and rates. CAMX has negotiated reduced rates with various hotels all within walking distance to the Anaheim Convention Center. Be sure to book your room through Conference Direct – the only official CAMX housing bureau. Official CAMX hotels range from $129 to $232 per night.  Visit to book today.

What is CAMX Live?

CAMX Live, an exciting, new General Session format, will feature a panel of innovators and industry leaders. Be inspired and elevated by these comprehensive and cutting-edge presentations, exploring the current innovation and future opportunities for our industry. Be sure to check for the latest updates about this exciting new conference program feature – open to all attendees and exhibitors!

Join the CAMX Race

Join the CAMX Race, an exciting game where students and young professionals use their mobile phones to discover new exhibitors and innovators while answering trivia questions that could be worth cash prizes up to $500, on Wednesday, September 28.  Separate registration is required. Sponsored by Polynt. Learn more here.

Free CAMX Exhibit Hall Passes Available for Past CAMX Attendees

The Exhibit Hall is almost sold out! 500+ companies have committed to exhibit at CAMX 2016. Many exhibitors are planning manufacturing and equipment demonstrations in their booths with the latest technology – including 3D printing; product displays in automotive, wind energy, aerospace, and architecture, plus much more! Browse the floor plan and view virtual booths of companies spanning every market in the industry, with more information added each week.

Past CAMX attendees: Receive your Exhibit Hall Pass for free by using the promo code: CAMXEXPA. Interested in demonstrating your own innovations? It’s not too late to reserve booth space, book now!

RSVP for a Free Breakfast for First Time CAMX Attendees!

Are you NEW to CAMX?  Join other first-timers Tuesday morning, September 27, for coffee, breakfast, and networking at the First Time Attendees Orientation Breakfast. Meet other first-time attendees, learn tips to help you make the most of your time in the exhibit hall and sessions, and discover all that Anaheim has to offer! Email to RSVP, and CAMX will confirm your attendance in early September.