Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

A partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories and federal, state and local governments, sharing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of advanced composites.

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IACMI announces new streamlined request for proposal process
Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) is increasing its speed of operations with the launch of the new RFP 3.0 for project development and execution.

Society of Plastics Engineers ACCE 2017 preview
The Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE, Bethel, CT, US) long-running Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) continues to draw a global crowd.

Composite Recycling Technology Center CEO to retire, Chief Operating Officer named CEO
Bob Larsen has served as CEO since March 2016 and will be replaced by COO David Walter.

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IACMI announces 2017 internship class
Fourteen students will work at IACMI partner institutions in Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Colorado. Seven more internships will be announced in the fall.

CRTC and IACMI to develop advanced carbon recycling equipment
Thanks to a new contract with IACMI, the CRTC will pioneer ways to automate processing of carbon prepreg scrap. This technology breakthrough is essential so recycled carbon fiber can be processed in high volumes, says CRTC.

IACMI and Tooling U-SME to partner
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation and Tooling U-SME, a provider of manufacturing training solutions, have formed a new partnership to expand the availability of advanced training for the composites manufacturing workforce.

Recycled carbon fiber used to manufacture composite overwrapped pressure vessel
The companies claim this collaboration marks the first time that waste continuous tow carbon fiber towpreg has been reclaimed, recycled and put back into the original manufacturing process.

Episode 2: Bryan Dods, IACMI
The second episode of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is an interview with Bryan Dods, CEO of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

ASTM International and SpaceTEC partner

ASTM International and SpaceTEC to partner on Aviation Worker Certification
SpaceTEC will administer certifications for civilian and military workers including CertTEC Basic Composites certification program.

Leaders in automotive industry attend Road 2 Composites workshop
Representatives from more than 70 companies, including GM and Tesla, and 180 industry experts attended the two-day Road 2 Composites Workshop.

Where are they now?
Promising technologies of yesteryear: Where are they now? What can be learned from unful lled promise?

We're launching a composites podcast
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast joins the CW arsenal.

RocTool becomes a member of IACMI
This strategic partnership directly aims for lightweighting research and collaboration with automotive OEMs on existing parts and next generation applications.

The carbon fiber reclaimed from waste.

Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

IACMI, Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative sign MOU
The partnership will address specific focus areas such as technology research and development while expanding certain initiatives and programs for those in the composites manufacturing community.

IACMI, Local Motors partner on composites development and large-scale additive manufacturing
IACMI’s integration of large-scale additive manufacturing and composite materials for vehicle applications seeks to challenge existing designs and define new components to meet longevity and crash performance requirements.

Technical Fibre Products joins IACMI
TFP has more than 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing technical nonwoven materials for advanced composites and membership of IACMI highlights the company’s continued commitment to growing business in this area.

IACMI launches new project to optimize resins and sizings for vinyl ester/carbon fiber
The project will develop vinyl ester resin/fiber sizing/carbon fiber combinations that are styrene-free and that have room temperature storage capability of at least three months and cure times less than three minutes.

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

In praise of technical service reps
Tech service representatives: without them, molding trials fail and manufacturing issues go unresolved.

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