CAMX 2017: Composites Recycling

Ceramic matrix composites: Hot engine solution Aircraft engine manufacturers have spent years investigating exotic materials, in response to passenger, regulatory and cost pressures, that might reduce engine noise, emissions and specific fuel consumption in commercial passenger planes. Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) are emerging as a winning solution. More. Composites Recycling Gains Momentum On the last day of CAMX 2016, the …

Manufacturing & Processing Technologies

Listed below are the anticipated Technical Papers and Education Sessions for CAMX. The list below is not final and subject to change at any time. The final program schedule will be available July of 2017. Manufacturing & Processing Technologies Advances in Automation & Affordable Manufacturing Carbon Fiber Oxidation System Configuration, Technical Analysis for Key Decisions [Tech Paper] James Fry, Harper …

Green & Sustainability

Listed below are the anticipated Technical Papers and Education Sessions for CAMX. The list below is not final and subject to change at any time. The final program schedule will be available July of 2017. Green & Sustainability Designing for Sustainability Durability of GFRP Reinforcement in the Seacon Project [Tech Paper] Seyedmorteza Khatibmasjedi, University of Miami Designing for Sustainability Recycled …

CAMX 2017: Multi-Materialism, Marketing Support and Program Updates

For SMC, old is new again Sheet molding compound (SMC) has been a longtime workhorse for the composites industry, but technical problems with the material a few years ago scared off automotive OEMs. Today, the problems are solved and SMC is proving again that it has a lot to offer the automotive industry — and others in the world of …

CAMX 2017: Commercial supersonic flight makes a comeback

Commercial supersonic flight makes a comeback Boom Technology is relying heavily on composites to help it develop the XB-1, a next-generation faster-than-sound commercial jet that promises to bring supersonic travel back for the first time since the Concorde was retired in 2003. More. 3-D Printing and the Tools for the Job Last year, one of the highlights from the CAMX Exhibit …

CAMX 2017: Opportunities for Composites in Class A Body Panels

Opportunities for Composites in Class A Body Panels If the future of composites in automotive applications is in multimaterialism, then low-density SMC must be in the mix for Class A body panels. Indeed, SMC has a long and checkered history in body panels, but with new materials, improved processing and a better understanding of how to manage temperature in a …

CAMX 2017: Plant tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil

Plant tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil – Jeff Sloan In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it’s poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region. More Workforce Development – Evan Milberg Over …

CAMX 2017: CAMX Returns to the East Coast with New Exhibit Hall Features

CAMX Returns to the East Coast with New Exhibit Hall Features CAMX – the largest composites and advanced materials event in North America – will return to the East Coast in 2017. After 3 consecutive years of growth, CAMX 2017 will introduce new exhibit hall features, including an area designed to inspire innovation and networking, and a theater showcasing content …

CAMX 2017: Composites in the Martian Suit

Composites in the Martian Suit When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment that includes sub-zero temperatures, an extremely thin atmosphere, unbreathable air and ballistic meteorites. The suit designed to do the job, called Z-2, is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites. Read more in …

CAMX 2016: The Final Report

CAMX 2016: The final report With CAMX 2016 quickly receding, we offer this the full, complete and final report on what was seen, what was heard and what was new at North America’s largest composites industry event. And we hope to see you next year at CAMX 2017, Sept. 11-14 in Orlando, Florida. More. Looking ahead to CAMX 2017 When …