05 September 2017
05 September 2017
The fourth annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) – taking place in Orlando, Florida, US, on 11-14 September – will feature the show's first xC Startup Award.
xC Consultants is hosting the award in partnership with the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).
The competition is focused on innovation, the value created by the use of composite materials in the innovation, the role of the partners in the development phase, the benefits for the end-users and market potential of the innovation. The three best-ranked teams can win up to a total of $10,000 in prize money.
The finalists are:
On 12 September, all the startups will pitch their innovation in front of a jury of experts who will award three champions. These sessions are open to all CAMX attendees. The winners will be announced on 13 September in the Innovation Park Presentation Theatre.
The judges for the competition are:
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.