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 …

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 …