29 August 2017
29 August 2017
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with more than 20 industry and educational partners, will demo the latest composites processes and share practical tips for working smarter, faster and more efficiently during CAMX 2017 in Orlando, Florida, US on 11-14 September.
The Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance Demo Zone is an annual event designed to educate manufacturers about processes and technologies that can help them produce better parts more efficiently. Presented at major industry events for over a decade, demos have ranged from building a sailboat, to making smaller parts non-stop.
“What’s new at this year’s event is the amount of composites knowledge that attendees can receive in a limited amount of time,” says Marcy Offner, Director of Marketing Communications, Composites One. “Each demo will be boiled down into a succinct, dynamic watch-and-learn presentation with practical tips and takeaways that attendees can then share with their employees and co-workers.”
Each presentation will be focused on processes and products used in a key market segment such as marine, architectural, corrosion/oil and gas, aerospace, infrastructure and automotive/transportation.
Joining the presenters at this year’s event will be representatives from the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), Davis Technology – Salt Lake City, and Daytona State College.
Demos will be repeated on Tuesday and Wednesday at CAMX, giving attendees multiple opportunities to see what interests them. Thursday will be an Open House for live Q&A with technical teams. Many demos will feature systems from Magnum Venus Products (MVP) and tooling from RTM North. With Composites One, both MVP and RTM North are founding members of the Closed Mold Alliance, a resource dedicated to helping manufacturers successfully convert to closed mould and advanced processes.
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