CAMX Returns to the East Coast with New Exhibit Hall Features
CAMX – the largest composites and advanced materials event in North America – will return to the East Coast in 2017. After 3 consecutive years of growth, CAMX 2017 will introduce new exhibit hall features, including an area designed to inspire innovation and networking, and a theater showcasing content and presentations on cutting-edge applications, materials, technology and industry best practices. Also, first-time exhibitors will be showcased with a new first-time exhibitor section on the show floor! See who’s exhibiting here.
CAMX connects and advances all aspects of the composites and advanced materials communities, as America’s go-to marketplace for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking. Be a part of the best and brightest in the industry. Over 8,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors from more than 52 countries around the globe are expected in Orlando, FL, September 11-14, 2017. Plan ahead and mark your calendar. For details, visit www.thecamx.org.
Call for Abstracts Deadline – March 1, 2017
Showcase your institution and research as part of the CAMX Conference Program. With more than 300 sessions, CAMX is the most robust education opportunity for the industry. CAMX is accepting abstract submissions. Get the details and requirements, and submit today.
Why Do People Choose CAMX?
With more than 8,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors from around the globe, CAMX delivers a unique experience and unrivaled opportunities to attendees from all backgrounds, roles and market segments.
Work one-on-one with leaders, service providers, customers, and end-users to identify new customers and geographic markets that can increase sales and your organization’s bottom line. View the Exhibitor Prospectus and reserve your space today.
CAMX now offers a first-time exhibitor area on the Show Floor!
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State of the Composites Industry
Today, the composites industry is almost 25 times larger than it was in 1960. By comparison, the steel industry is only 1.5 times larger and the aluminum industry is three times larger in the same time frame, according to Lucintel. In 2016, the U.S. composite materials market grew by 3.7 percent to reach $8 billion in value. It is expected to reach $10.6 billion by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent.
But in order for that to happen, according to Lucintel CEO, Sanjay Mazumdar, businesses within the composites industry must collaborate to stand at the forefront of innovation. Some of those innovations include ways to reduce the cost of carbon fiber composites, new lightweighting and recycling processes, and transformative technologies to reduce cycle times.
In particular, there is a great deal of opportunities on the horizon in the aerospace market, primarily due to the market’s proactive shift toward lightweighting to meet emission reduction goals and increase fuel efficiency. With a number of aerospace OEMs focusing on composite-intensive models, such as Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and 777X, and Airbus’ A350 XWB, the demand in aerospace applications is likely to maintain strong growth in the near future. Read more. [Insert anchor link]
“The global composites industry is ready to fly. There are lots of opportunities coming,” Mazumdar said during the CAMX 2016 session on the global state of the composites industry. “We have been on the runway for a long time, but now we’re ready to take off.”
In addition to aerospace, Mazumdar said the growth engines in the coming decade will also include the automotive and consumer goods markets. He predicted three major disrupters that should help composites win market share from competing technologies: cost reduction in carbon fiber, improvements in productivity, and mass customization.
Additionally, the growth of 3-D printing for applications in automotive, such as those made by Local Motors, could help drive the market for carbon fiber composites. According to Daniel Pichler, Managing Director of CarbConsult GmbH, in 2016, global demand for carbon fiber increased at a healthy rate of 12 percent to 70,000 metric tons.
Mazumdar adds that future glass fiber demand looks promising as well. Glass fiber – the predominantly used reinforcement – is expected to reach $9.3 billion worldwide by 2022, with a CAGR of 4.5 percent since 2016. On the supply side, Lucintel estimates an expansion or upgrade of existing facilities by at least 20 percent to meet glass fiber demand in the next two to three years.
For more insights from Lucintel, as well as other industry-leading market intelligence firms, check out Composites Manufacturing magazine’s 2017 State of the Industry Report.
What are people saying about CAMX?
“Amazing Experience!” – Erin Mascarinas, RBC Aerospace Bearings
“CAMX 2016 provided us with an excellent venue to meet all of our existing customers, as well as an opportunity to enhance our brand image.” – Rob Klawonn, Toho Tenax America, Inc.
“The ultimate meeting of the minds.” – Robert Rambo, Cambro Manufacturing
“It was an unforgettable experience. I learned a lot [from] very attentive and kind people.” – Alfredo Montes Ramirez, Fine Tune and Technology
“What a great show! Plenty of interaction between the broad population that makes up composites.” – Blake Chenevert, Delphi Precision Imaging Corporation.
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