Highlights from CAMX 2017

AWARDS & ACCOLADES | ACMA AWARDS


Congratulations to this year’s ACMA Award Winners. Their awards were presented at today’s ACMA Award Reception in Orlando, FL. This year’s winners are:

Outstanding Volunteer Award: Robert Steffen, Ph.D, PE – Associate Professor, Western Carolina University
Hall of Fame Award: Robert Haberlein – Owner, Engineering Environmental
Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Long, former CEO/Owner, Marine Concepts
Chairman’s Awards: Kim Howard, Vice President, Owens Corning

CONFERENCE CONTENT | SHOW DAILIES


Check out today’s news and highlights from CAMX 2017 in the Show Daily.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX Kicks off with CAMX Live! General Session


CAMX 2017 started today with the CAMX Live! General Session, featuring insights from three individuals who are creating disruptions in their industries and changing the way the world looks at composites through their industry innovations and achievements.

This year’s speakers, Boom Technology Aerostructures Engineer Kerry Manning, Composites Building Structures President/CEO James Antonic, and Oracle Team USA Designer Kurt Jordan, have all been part of a growing trend in the composites industry – “disruptive innovation.” The concept refers to the creation of new technology that redefine the paradigm of a particular market’s supply chain.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX Live!

Introduction to CAMX 2017 by ACMA Chairman of the Board of Directors and SAMPE North America President.

Three dynamic innovators and “disrupters” present their industry achievements at CAMX Live! in Orlando, FL. This year’s speakers, Boom Technology Aerostructures Engineer Kerry Manning, Composites Building Structures President/CEO James Antonic, and Oracle Team USA Designer Kurt Jordan, have all been part of a growing trend in the composites industry – “disruptive innovation.” The concept refers to the creation of new technology that redefine the paradigm of a particular market’s supply chain.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | Make the Impossible Possible!

Marcio Sandri of Owens Corning shares the company’s vision of a world where composites and advance materials to make the impossible possible at the CAMX 2017 General Session.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | Congratulations to the 2017 CAMX Award Winners

The CAMX Award recognizes two cutting-edge innovations that will significantly impact composites and advanced materials. The award is divided into two categories that embody the spirit of CAMX – Combined Strength and Unsurpassed Innovation – and features two distinct honors, the Combined Strength Award and Unsurpassed Innovation Award.



The winner of this year’s Combined Strength Award is Composite Advantage, LLC, which teamed up with West Virginia University and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to produce a new GFRP product that has proven as a successful replacement for standard wicket gates made of white oak.


The winner of this year’s Unsurpassed Innovation Award is Structural Composites for its next-generation CoCure hybrid metal/composite technology featured in Wabash National’s first trailer made with molded structural composites.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s CAMX Award winners. View these exceptional accomplishments and their acceptance speeches from CAMX 2017 General Session.



AWARDS & ACCOLADES | ACE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Marcy Offner of Composites One presents Awards for Composites Excellence at CAMX 2017

In the design category, the Innovation in Green Composites Design Award is presented to the composites product that best exemplifies innovation that minimizes the environmental footprint or offers an attractive life cycle assessment (LCA) of the product. This year, the award went to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for developing and demonstrating large-scale bio-based 3-D printing used to 3-D print a large portion of the world’s largest green printed pavilion structure.

The design category also features the Most Creative Application Award, which is given to the composites product that showcases composites use in a unique, new application. This year, the award was presented to The Aerospace Corporation for developing a processing method to manufacture replicated composite mirrors with high optical quality and dimensional stability under varying hygrothermal environments.

In the manufacturing category, the Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award is given to the equipment, tooling, production aid, or software that is designed to improve manufacturing production, environmental sustainability or product quality and performance in composites manufacturing. This year, the award went to Autodesk for its comprehensive platform that provides an end-to-end solution for composite manufacturers.

The manufacturing category also features the Materials and Process Innovation Award, which recognizes a material or process that best contributes to efficient manufacturing and product sustainability. This year, the award went to Gifu University (Japan) its novel process that provides a high flexibility of design, high fabrication yield, and easy shaping for a carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) molding product.

The Infinite Possibility Award is given to the composites product that demonstrates the potential to significantly increase the use of composites in existing markets or generate the greatest impact to open new and emerging markets for composites. For the second year in a row, the award went to Ashland Performance Materials. This year, Ashland collaborated with Ford and Magna International on composite subframe that not only reduces the weight of a vehicle but also consolidates the number of parts needed in its assembly by over 80 percent.

CONFERENCE CONTENT | SHOW DAILIES


It’s another day of innovation at CAMX 2017. Read highlights from yesterday and prepare for another jam-packed day in Orlando, FL in the Show Daily.

CONFERENCE CONTENT | SHOW DAILIES


Welcome to the final day of CAMX 2017! There’s still more to do and see. Discover it all in today’s show daily.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX 2017 Overview Video from CompositesWorld



CONFERENCE CONTENT | See What You Missed at CAMX!

For those who may have missed it due to the rescheduled dates or for those that attended but were not able to attend everything, we are pleased to offer access to the conference program presentations online to everyone for a limited time. Check out the conference proceedings throughout January.