CAMX Connection – August 16, 2018

The future of styrene in composites

It’s been seven years since the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed styrene in its “12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC)” as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” What’s happened in the North American composites industry since then? More.

CAMX 2018 Details Announced

Want to quickly scan more details on the education, exhibits and networking events scheduled for CAMX 2018? We’ve just published an all-new digital brochure that outlines some of the key components of this year’s expo. Easily view on your desktop or on a mobile device, and see for yourself the advantages to joining in on the business opportunities that will be waiting for you in Dallas.

Tour Bell Helicopter’s Composites Center

Exclusively available for CAMX 2018 Full Conference and Premium registrants, Bell Helicopter is offering exclusive tours of its two main composite manufacturing centers. Part one of the tour will include a walkthrough of the Rotors Center at Bell’s headquarters, where Bell builds the blades for all of its helicopters and tiltrotors. Part two of the tour will include a visit to Bell’s Advanced Composite Center, where components such as wing skins, yokes and grips for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor are built. The tour will be on Thursday, October 18, from 2 PM to 6 PM, and will include travel to and from the facility. Register online for a Premium or Full Registration, then opt-in to the tour when prompted.

Multifunctional and Green Composites

Featured Speaker: Xiaosu Yi, AVIC Composites Corp./Univ. of Nottingham Ningbo China
As the use of structural carbon composites increases in the primary and secondary structures of aircraft, so does the need for multifunctionality of the materials. This presentation will report on new concepts to make the high-performance structural composites typically used in the aerospace industry multifunctional by nano-structured technologies, as well as the latest development of bio-sourced materials for secondary and interior structures for green aviation applications. Register today for this session.

Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance Demo

One of the CAMX 2018 exhibit hall highlights is the ability to watch practical demonstrations of key process techniques that will help you work smarter, faster and more efficiently. Demonstrations will feature advanced materials such as prepreg, carbon fiber and epoxy, along with processes such as light RTM and vacuum infusion, and cutting-edge technology such as 3D printing. They will also highlight some traditional products, including resin, reinforcements and processing materials. Processes to be showcased include reusable bag molding and a light RTM works cell, which will be making parts all day! The CAMX Exhibit Hall passes are FREE if you register before September 1.

Schedule Meetings with MYCAMX Planner

Don’t miss out on that one face-to-face discussion you were hoping to have with one of CAMX’s 550+ exhibitors. The MyCAMX Planner gives you an opportunity to schedule meetings in advance so you can discuss your company’s specific needs. In addition, the MyCAMX Planner gives you access to the floor plan to help you easily locate exhibiting companies, along with an overview of companies that will be on site. Log in today and start planning your CAMX 2018 visit. Read More.

Sponsorships are Going Fast

For companies looking to make their brand stand out during CAMX, a little extra signage or pre-show promotion can help direct attendees to your booth and products. Contact Lynn Ishman or Efren Pavon to discuss the remaining sponsorship opportunities available before they’re all booked!

Stay Connected and Share Your CAMX Experience

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 #CAMX18 on your posts.