15 April 2014
15 April 2014
The third session of JEC Americas is attracting leading companies and associations to the event which is being held at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, US, from13th – 15th May, and is collocating with Techtextil North America and Texprocess.
According to JEC, the US composites industry displays recovery growth prospects with an expected 5% pa growth rate during the next five years, representing approximately 25% of the global growth.
It says that, along with carbon, glass and natural fibre suppliers, both thermoset and thermoplastic resin producers will present their solutions for fast manufacturing, especially for Aerospace and Automotive. A full range of tools, machines, robots and equipment will testify the decisive move to Composites Automation. A world premiere will showcase composites 3D Printing.
Photo provided by JEC
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