18 October 2016
18 October 2016
The schedule for Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance and Magnum Venus Products 2017 educational workshops that run in association with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has been released.
“The workshops focusing on advanced processes and materials that we led with IACMI and Magnum Venus Products this year attracted hundreds of composites professionals,” said Composites One President and COO, Leon Garoufalis, who was joined at the Press Announcement by IACMI Workforce & Communications Director, Robin Pate. “We hope to build upon this success in 2017 by attracting an even wider audience to four more schools – some in new locations as well,” added Leon.
“As part of IACMI-The Composite Institute’s commitment to The Department of Energy, industry partners and state partners supporting our organisation, workforce training initiatives are prioritised to meet the needs resulting from the anticipated growth of the advanced composites industry,” said Dr. Craig Blue, IACMI CEO. “Through our partnership with Composites One, 140 organisations representing over 30 states have experienced innovative hands-on training thus far in 2016. The opportunities for attendees to learn best practices in composites manufacturing and connect with industry peers through these workshops has been very well received. We are pleased to announce continued partnership with Composites One in 2017 that will include additional training sessions in four of IACMI’s partner states, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana and Colorado, US.”
Locations and dates include:
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, US – 23rd - 24th February 2017 – New Location!
NREL/IACMI Wind Technology Facility, Boulder, Colorado, US – 18th - 19th April 2017
IACMI Vehicle Scale Up Facility at Corktown, Detroit, Michigan, US – 16th - 17th May 2017 – New Location!
IACMI Modeling & Simulation Facility at Purdue University’s Indiana Manufacturing Institute, West Lafayette, Indiana, US – 7th - 8th November 2017
Composites are considered hard to join and researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. The Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes.
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University are commencing a study into the use of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts. Companies interested in joining the study are invited to a kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on 18 October.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.