ACE Awards 2018


The ACE Awards 2018 winner is Energy Absorbing, Durable, Fire Resistant, Cost-effective, NextGen Composite System by West Virginia University.

  1. Energy Absorbing, Durable, Fire Resistant, Cost-effective, NextGen Composite System

    West Virginia University

    A three-part joint strengthening composite system invented by West Virginia University researchers, enhances the energy absorption, durability, and fire resistance of a structure in a cost-effective manner.

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The ACE Awards 2018 winner is Smart Manufacturing Helper Using Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0 by Ruiz Aerospace.

  1. Smart Manufacturing Helper Using Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0

    Ruiz Aerospace

    This product is a smart electronic device that helps composites manufacturers to find leaks in vacuum bagged tools in just few seconds by measuring vacuum level, temperature and humidity.

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  2. Holistic Simulation Software for Additive Manufacturing

    e-Xtream Engineering

    Digimat for Additive Manufacturing is a completely innovative solution that opens new technological horizons and fully takes advantage of the potential for light-weighting and complex design.

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  3. Composite Material Roll and Kit Life Tracking Software

    JETCAM International s.a.r.l

    CrossTrack provides traceability of location and life from delivery of composite rolls or tapes, in and out of the freezer, the cutting room, layup and the autoclave.

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  4. Material Simulation Software to Reduce Development Time of New Composites

    MultiMechanics

    MultiMechanics’ TRUE Multiscale Technology has a proprietary data compression algorithm that speeds up the analysis time of FE2 by 1,000x.

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The ACE Awards 2018 winner is Torsional welding of PDC sensors on thin wall fascia by Magna Exteriors.

  1. Torsional welding of PDC sensors on thin wall fascia

    Magna Exteriors

    The torsional welding process, developed by Magna for automotive applications at its exteriors plant inLiberec, Czech Republic, presents a new way to join plastics.

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  2. Automated Carbon Fiber Preforming Technology With Continuous Z Axis Reinforcement

    Seriforge

    Seriforge has developed an automated process to produce dry thermoset carbon fiber performs and thermoplastic preforms for high volume part production.

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  3. Arevo’s 3D Printed Bike

    AREVO

    The 3D printed all terrain city bike is the first application of AREVO’S unique 3D printing technology.

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  4. Nanofibre Interleaving Veils for Composite Performance Enhancement

    Revolution Fibres

    Xantu.Layr® is a thin and lightweight polyamide nanofibre fabric (veil) that is placed in-between the layers of carbon fibre in composite laminates to improve the mechanical performance of the material.

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  5. Tailored Reinforcements for light, impact resistant canoe, efficiently manufactured

    CDCQ

    This innovation is a proof of concept showing a part made with only 3 SmartHybrid™ fabric by Texonic that include and replace all the local reinforcements (about 15) that are usually positioned one after the other to manufacture the same part.

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The ACE Awards 2018 winner is Large Area 3D Printer for Thermoset Materials by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  1. Large Area 3D Printer for Thermoset Materials

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Magnum Venus Products (MVP) in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed and demonstrated a large scale 3D printing system for additive manufacturing of composite structures using thermoset polymer materials.

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  2. Innovative Composite Wind Blade Enables Cost Competitive Residential Turbines

    Vistex Composites

    Vistex Composites and Ducted Turbines International, in collaboration, developed an innovative carbon fiber composite residential wind turbine blade.

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