CAMX Connection – February 27, 2018

Thermoplastic tapes: Here to stay? Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future. For that to happen, however, a quantum leap in quality and consistency is required — the same kind of quantum leap that, 20 years ago, helped make thermoset tapes an industry staple. More. …

CAMX Connection – January 11, 2018

CAMX 2017: All the reports CAMX 2017 was postponed by Hurricane Irma, but no worse for the delay. The largest composites event in the world’s largest composites market featured a variety of noteworthy materials, technologies and products that reinforced the strength and dynamism of the composites industry. More. CAMX Celebrates Industry Growth and Innovation Thank you to everyone who participated …

CAMX Connection – November 28, 2017

Next-generation SMC for automotive Honda made a splash in 2005 when it introduced the Ridgeline pickup with an innovative sheet molded compound (SMC) bed and storage trunk. For the Ridgeline redesign, the company went back to the drawing board and emerged with a creative, efficient, multi-material design that takes SMC to the next level. More. Register Now for CAMX 2017 …

CAMX Connection – November 8, 2017

Reconfigurable tooling grows up Shape-changing, adaptable, reconfigurable tools help eliminate molds for the manufacture of 3D panels. And highly adaptable, customizable assembly fixtures use modular design and metrology to reduce assembly costs and shimming. More. Book Housing by November 17 Hotel space is filling quickly! Reserve housing today for CAMX fort the best selection and rates. Everyone must reserve housing, …

CAMX Connection – October 18, 2017

Lightweighting speed into CNC machining Many composite parts must be trimmed, machined or finished in some way. One American CNC manufacturer has discovered the advantages of using composites to make the machine faster, more stable, more responsive and more accurate. More. CAMX Delivers in December Registration for CAMX 2017 is open. Make plans today to attend North America’s premier industry …

CAMX Connection – September 27, 2017

Preforming Goes Industrial There is, perhaps, no composite material type and process evolving faster than preforming, which is using sophisticated automation systems to help reduce cycle times and speed products to market. A variety of material and equipment suppliers are innovating in this space quickly, providing composites fabricators a myriad of manufacturing options. More. Message from CAMX Show Management We …

CAMX Connection – Exhibitor Previews

CAMX 2017: Exhibit Previews CAMX 2017 is just a couple weeks away. In preparation for the show, CAMX Connection has gather technology and product previews from several exhibitors to help you understand what you can expect to find at the event. Click here to see all exhibit previews. Social Media in the Composites Industry: An Interview with Composites One’s Marcy …

CAMX Connection – August 9, 2017

Composites recycling: Gaining traction Technology to recycle carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins is viable and operational, able to handle everything from uncured prepreg to finished parts and structures. What the composites industry needs now is the maturation of the market for recycled and repurposed material. More. Your CAMX 2017 Guide There are only a few …

CAMX Connection – Preforming Grows Up

Preforming Grows Up Preforming — the process of preparing reinforcements used to mold 3D parts — is in high demand and evolving quickly to meet the needs of high-volume industrial manufacturing processes. Automation and innovation are key. More. All Aboard the Sailing Yacht A! In the world of marine construction, composites have been the premier, preferred material for decades due …

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 …