CAMX Connection – May 16, 2019

Zero Waste: Recycling Prepreg, Thermoplastic Tape Offal One challenge to kitting prepreg fabrics or unidirectional (UD) tapes is figuring out what to do with trimmings that are too small or whose fibers are incorrectly aligned for reuse in another project. A new technology aims to increase the efficiency of thermoplastic tape offal recycling. Read More. CAMX – Where We Form …

CAMX Connection – April 18, 2019

Spar-forming for next-generation commercial aircraft By adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost for commercial aircraft structures of the future. More. Find the Materials and Technology of the Future at CAMX! Register now for CAMX and be a part of …

CAMX Connection – March 26, 2019

Continuous-fiber 3D printing moves into production With patents proliferating and production applications emerging, 3D printing with continuous fiber reinforcement is poised for significant market growth. Real and potential applications for the technology are substantial. More. We Form the Future! CAMX—the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo—brings together the ideas, science, and business connections that are creating the materials and products of …

CAMX Connection – February 21, 2019

Composites in fire Composites are evolving quickly to meet dynamic and demanding fire-resistance requirements in ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and aircraft. More. Be A Part of the Future of Composites CAMX 2019 is the ideal place to present your latest product developments, applications, and research, and be recognized as an industry leader among colleagues and …

CAMX Connection – December 13, 2018

Composites in Space Tourism Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo will carry its SpaceShipTwo to launch position, then rocket passengers to suborbital space for a heavenly view of Earth. Composites make it possible and are used extensively in the carrier aircraft and the spaceship itself. More. Luncheon Focuses on Composites Growing Potential CAMX 2018 concluded with a closing luncheon and panel session featuring …

CAMX Connection – November 15, 2018

If you didn’t make it to CAMX, here’s what you missed CAMX 2018 was held Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, and if you could not attend this year, CompositesWorld did it for you. This compendium of written and video reporting from the show is designed to bring you up to speed on the new products, trends, presentations and more that the …

CAMX Connection – October 11, 2018

Charles Kuehmann of Spacex/Tesla Speaking at CAMX Don’t miss CAMX 2018’s General Session featuring Dr. Charles Kuehmann, current Vice President of Materials Engineering for both SpaceX and Tesla Motors and former product design leader at Apple. Charles will share his insights on delivering materials innovations in areas such as high-speed travel, electric cars and space travel. He’ll also touch on …

CAMX Connection – September 20, 2018

Welding thermoplastic composites If thermoplastics are poised to substantially expand their presence in the composites marketplace, then the welding of thermoplastic composites is similarly poised for growth. Established and emerging welding technologies aim to make the process fast, robust and reliable. More. SPACEX AND TESLA FEATURED IN OPENING GENERAL SESSION This year’s General Session features Charles Kuehmann, current Vice President …

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 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 …