CAMX Connection – September 6, 2018

Infusion of large, primary aerostructures

In the Irkut MS-21 infused and co-cured wings, the aerocomposites industry is getting a glimpse of how out-of-autoclave technologies might be applied to next-generation primary aircraft structures. More.

The CAMX Awards – One Winner’s Journey

The CAMX Awards are widely considered as the pinnacle in recognition for excellence and innovation for the composites industry. With CAMX just around the corner, we thought we would see what some previous CAMX Awards winners are up to and find out how winning an award at CAMX has changed their organization. ACMA recently caught up with Scott Lewit, President of Structural Composites, Inc., whose CoCure product was awarded the 2017 Unsurpassed Innovation Award. Read the full interview here.

Early Bird Deadline Ends September 21

Time is running out to register for CAMX’s FREE Exhibit Hall passes and discounted Conference Program. After September 21, all rates will increase, so don’t wait any longer to easily submit your registration online!

Free Composites Track

Curious how composite materials can solve your traditional material challenges? This free session track gives manufacturers access to several presentations designed to help you understand more about composites. Sessions include Composites 101, a 45-minute introduction to composite materials; Composites Success Stories, during which companies will make 10-minute presentations on how they have used composites to solve a specific challenge; and Composites is the Solution, a roadmap/overview of how a manufacturer might take steps to integrate composites into their manufacturing processes. To register for this track, register for an Exhibit Hall pass.

CAMX/IFAI – A Common Thread You Must Explore

This year, CAMX is co-locating with the Industrial Fabrics Association International’s IFAI Expo, the industrial fabric industry’s flagship show. CAMX attendees will have access to the 550+ exhibitors in the CAMX Exhibit Hall and over 300 exhibitors on the IFAI exhibit hall floor. IFAI exhibitors will showcase specialty fabrics, advanced textiles, smart fabrics, shade and weather protection, geosynthetics, and fabric structures.

Exhibitors that have products and solutions for both the composites and fabrics industries will be conveniently located in the center of the two halls in the CAMX/IFAI SharedZone. This unique area will showcase the best of both worlds — nearly 20 leading companies will be on display in the SharedZone, including Eastman Machine Company, American Cutting Edge, and Autometrix Precision Cutting Solutions.

Meet The New Ace Award Winners At CAMX

For over 25 years, the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) have recognized the superior product and process achievements that are the forefront of innovation to the industry. This annual competition and product showcase hosted by ACMA recognizes superiority in engineering and design as well as improvements and innovation in equipment and manufacturing.

All of the 2018 ACE entries will be located in the left rear side of the CAMX Exhibit Hall near the ACMA Booth. The ACE Awards Winners will be announced at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 16, near the ACE Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall. Award entrants will be available to talk with attendees about their entries as well.

Education Topics For Everyone

The CAMX Conference Program is designed for industry professionals at all levels and backgrounds. The comprehensive program features 200 Education Sessions, Tutorials, Technical Papers and Poster Sessions covering the latest industry trends and innovations. Even if you haven’t planned to participate in education while attending CAMX, we encourage you to take a quick look at all the options available. Industry’s leaders will be presenting insights and potential solutions to composites challenges. The full detailed conference program is available online at and registered attendees can get the most of CAMX when they use the MyCAMX Planner to find and keep track of programming and sessions.

Innovation Park: Campfire Sessions

Learn from subject matter experts and share your ideas about new trends, ideas, and industry developments during campfire sessions, located at either end of Innovation Park. Access the Innovation Park at CAMX with an Exhibit Hall Pass. Register today.

CAMX 2018 Campfire Sessions are opportunities to connect in small groups to learn more about select topics, which are led by a facilitator with experience. This year boasts a variety of Campfire Sessions. If you’re interested in reaching new markets, attend any of the “Getting Business Done” sessions, which focus on a specific topic or region including Canada, China, Europe, and India. Learn more about Prop 65, share the challenges of working/running a family business, or get tips on how to improve your workplace or create a personal brand. Find out more about Campfire Sessions and add your favorites to MyCAMX Planner.

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.