Highlights from CAMX 2018

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Check out today’s news and highlights from CAMX 2018 in the Show Daily.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX 2018 Kicks Off in Dallas


CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo opened today at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX., continuing its fifth year as the composites and advanced materials industry’s premier conference and trade show. This year, CAMX is co-locating with IFAI Expo, making this the largest Exhibit Hall in CAMX history.


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CONFERENCE CONTENT | Winners Announced for 2018 CAMX Award


CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo is proud to announce the winners of the fifth annual CAMX Award, sponsored by Ashland. 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.


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CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX 2018 General Session Delivers Insights about SpaceX and Tesla Motors


The fifth annual CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, the premier composites and advanced materials conference and trade show in North America, began today with the CAMX Live! general session, featuring Dr. Charlie Kuehmann, current VP of Materials Engineering for both SpaceX and Tesla Motors and former product design leader at Apple.


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Owens Corning Exec Discusses Composites Industry Growth and Innovations


When the CAMX 2018 exhibit hall opened on Tuesday, Composites Manufacturing magazine’s Managing Editor Susan Keen Flynn stopped by the Owens Corning booth for a conversation with David Cooper, vice president and managing director of glass reinforcements in the Americas and a member of ACMA’s board of directors. He shared insight on glass fiber, growth in the composites industry and more.


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It’s another day of innovation at CAMX 2018. Read highlights from yesterday and prepare for another jam-packed day in Dallas, TX in the Show Daily.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | ACMA Announces Winners for Awards for Composites Excellence


The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced the winners for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), sponsored by Composites One, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. ACE is a prestigious composites industry competition that recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in design, manufacturing and market growth. The winning entries and finalists are on display in the ACE Pavilion at the fifth annual CAMX-The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, until October 18, 2018.


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CAMX Keynote Address Focuses on Design Engineering Tactics


In the CAMX Live! opening general session, Charles Kuehmann hit on themes that resonated with the room full of composites and advanced materials professionals. As vice president of materials engineering for both SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Kuehmann talked about the companies’ missions – displacing the combustion engine, as Tesla strives to do, and bringing colonists to Mars, which is SpaceX’s goal. While these may seem like lofty goals, the focal points to get there are deceivingly simple – and ones most industry professionals can likely benefit from at their own companies. They include placing an emphasis on material selection, sustainability, lightweighting, design engineering and collaboration.


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Welcome to the final day of CAMX 2018! There’s still more to do and see. Discover it all in today’s show daily.



CONFERENCE CONTENT | CAMX 2018 Announces Technical Paper and Poster Session Winners


CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo is proud to announce the CAMX 2018 Technical Paper Award and Poster Session winners. Every year, CAMX recognizes outstanding research that will impact the next generation of composites innovation. CAMX technical papers covers critical areas important to the composites and advanced materials industry from business, applications, and research perspectives. Poster sessions put the work of the next generation of researchers, engineers and industry professionals on display.


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The Increasing Automation of the Composites Industry Stands Out at CAMX 2018


Walking the exhibit hall and attending educational sessions at CAMX 2018, it was hard to miss one of the recurring themes – industry automation. Dozens of companies displayed automated solutions, ranging from turnkey robotic solutions to automated inspection systems and computerized cutting machines. Educational sessions focused on Internet of Things (IoT) technology, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart manufacturing.


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IFAI/CAMX: A Natural Fit In Dallas


The collocated IFAI Expo and CAMX shows brought the biggest and best of the industrial and specialty fabrics and composites industries to Dallas.


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