09 April 2007
09 April 2007
Even before the opening, success is in the air for the 2007 JEC Composites Show with increases in stand space and pre-registered visitors compared to the 2006 show.
Some of the high points of the JEC Composites Show 2007 include new forums such as the Biocomposites Forum; a wider choice of topics around engineering polymers, short- and long-run production, RTM Light, structural preforms, and stereolithography; a focus on 21st-century products, including wind turbines, cars, business jets, jumbo jets, civil engineering, and land/air/marine infrastructures; and lectures on design and composites.
The forums also pick up on the supply-chain theme of the show, with manufacturers and customers presenting supply and demand points of view. The speakers come both from small, innovative companies and from large groups such as Boeing, Dassault, MarcoPolo, and C. Yacht Designers. The new Biocomposites Forum deals with performance materials that are made entirely from renewable resources.
BÜFA Composite Systems is developing conductive gelcoats incorporating TUBALL single wall carbon nanotubes.
Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced the development of nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.