02 October 2018
02 October 2018
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with more than 15 industry partners, will demonstrate the latest advancements in closed moulding and advanced processes for building real-life parts for marine, aerospace and other markets during CAMX 2018 in Dallas, Texas, US, on 16-18 October.
The Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance Demo Zone, Booth V27, 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.
“Last year, we shortened our demos into succinct, dynamic watch-and-learn presentations with practical tips and takeaways that attendees can then share with their employees and co-workers,” explains Marcy Offner, Director of Marketing Communications, Composites One. “This year’s event will build on that success with presentations on carbon fibre, a brand new 3D innovation, and another featuring multiple processes for building the same part, providing manufacturers with more options to consider.”
Each presentation will be focused on processes and products used in a key market segment such as marine, aerospace, architecture, automotive and consumer recreation.
Demos will be repeated on 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. Demos will feature systems from Magnum Venus Products (MVP) and tooling from Sigmatex and RTM North, an authority on Light RTM tooling. 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.
“The Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance Demo Zone would not be possible without the expertise and support of our supplier partners,” says Offner.
These include 3A Composites, AOC, BYK, Chem-Trend, Chomarat, Huntsman, Lantor, Magnum Venus Products, Owens Corning, Polynt Composites USA, PolyOne, RTM North, SikaAxson, Solvay, United Initiators and Vectorply, along with Composites Manufacturing and CompositesWorld, the event’s media sponsors.
Photo provided by Composites One
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
A skateboard, architectural panels and a rigid roof for boats, all built using Chomarat composite reinforcements, will be on display at CAMX 2018.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.