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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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.

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.

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. 

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