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 live at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). CAMX 2017 takes place September 11 to 14 in Orlando, FL.
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.
“What’s new at this year’s event is the amount of composites knowledge that attendees can receive in a limited amount of time,” said 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, infrastructure, power, and transportation industries.
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. Together with Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance and their industry partners, they possess more than 70 years of combined composites expertise that attendees can draw upon, including information on industry education and manufacturing efficiencies aimed at keeping employees challenged in their jobs and workforce development.
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 Ltd., North America’s leading 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 mold 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,” said Offner. They include 3A Composites, Airtech Advanced Materials Group, AOC, Ashland, BYK, Chem-Trend, Chomarat, Huntsman, Lantor, Magnum Venus Products, N12 Technologies, Owens Corning, Polynt Composites USA, Inc., PolyOne, RTM North Ltd., SikaAxson, SWORL (a division of Prairie Technology Group, Inc.), United Initiators Inc., Vectorply, and CompositesWorld, the event’s media sponsor.