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, 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.

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

IACMI launches compressed gas storage collaboration project
Pending successful results from two initial phases, the project will conclude with the production of full size tanks.

IACMI now accepting internship applications
The experience provides a maximum of 400 hours of participation either in a 10 week short-term appointment or a long-term appointment spanning the course of one year.

IACMI unveils nine-meter wind turbine blade
A large team of 11 industrial partners provided materials and on-site fabrication support for blade component manufacturing and assembly.

Earth Stewardship: The future of composites development
Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships holds great promise for advanced composites.

IACMI launches new thermoplastic composite project for wind turbine blades
IACMI will investigate new developments in thermoplastic materials with industry partners to lower production costs, improve recyclability of wind turbine blades and expand applicability to components demonstrated at large scale.

IACMI signs membership agreement with Cincinnati Incorporated
The commitment as a five-year resource member leverages $3 million of equipment at the Tennessee Materials and Processing Center.

Metal + composite = Less weight, more room
Global supplier develops scaled design approach for metal/composite hybrids in highly loaded automotive applications.

IACMI announces Bryan Dods as new CEO
Dods joins IACMI from GE Power, as former Chief Engineer of Manufacturing. Outgoing CEO Craig Blue will return to ORNL to serve as ORNL’s Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs. 

IACMI, LIFT to invest in $50 million in Detroit scale-up facility
The Corktown facility, in Detroit, Michigan, will be updated and upgraded to help develop and mature composites manufacturing processes and materials.

IACMI completes summer internship program
IACMI selected 15 participants and awarded a paid 10-week internship at one of five IACMI partner locations.

Composites One and IACMI to present ‘Flyways to Highways’ workshop
The workshop will focus on the opportunity for composites in various applications from infrastructure to automotive.

The power of personal connections
CW columnist and IACMI chief commercialization officer Dale Brosius suggests that composites industry “old-timers” need to figure out a better way to connect to the generations that are entering the composites workforce.

IACMI, University of Tennessee opens revamped facility
The newly named Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility and Engineering Annex serves as a complementary resource to area facilities.

IACMI project to focus on advancing automotive composites
IACMI is teaming up with DuPont, Fibrtec and Purdue University on a new project aimed at decreasing the cost of manufacture for automotive composites.

ELG Carbon Fibre joins IACMI
ELG’s initial commitment to IACMI is for five years and it is expected the company’s first U.S. facility will be established within this timeframe.

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