CAMX conference topics cover the composites universe
The CAMX conference program features more than 100 topics presented by industry experts from the advanced materials industry. Technical presentations are arranged within the following 10 tracks: Additive Manufacturing; Advances in Materials; Bonding & Joining; Business, Regulatory & Workforce Development; Composites in China; Design, Analysis, & Simulation; Green & Sustainability; Manufacturing and Processing Technologies; Market Applications; and Non-Destructive Evaluation and Testing.
CAMX also offers 13 Featured Sessions during the show this year. These include five moderated panel discussions, all to be held in Ballroom D4:
- “Design of Composites — Challenges and Opportunities,” today, 2-4 p.m.
- “Automation of Layup and Inspection — Best Practices and How to Get There,” Wednesday, 8-10 a.m.
- “Repair of Composite Structures and Composites as a Repair Solution,” Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- “Adhesive Bonding of Hybrid Structures,” Thursday, 8-10 a.m.
- “Advancements in Additive Manufacturing of Composites Enabling Real-World Structural Applications,” Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Beyond the Featured Sessions, the CAMX conference runs the gamut of topics and technologies, including design, analysis, automation, bonding, damage detection, forming technologies, out-of-autoclave processes, process control, recycling, thermoplastics and structural health monitoring.
You can customize your conference plan using the CAMX app, featuring the MyCAMX planner; there you can find conference sessions listed by day, track, room and event type. To avoid conflict with today’s Exhibit Hall opening at 10 a.m., technical presentations start between 1 and 2 p.m. — so grab an after-lunch coffee and find one to sit in on.
After a long and productive day at the show, don’t forget the CAMX Welcome Reception, 5-6 p.m. in the Dallas Ballroom at the Omni Hotel.
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.
Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom.
Boeing and Airbus each is generating as much as a 1 million lb of cured and uncured carbon fiber prepreg waste each year from 787 and A350 XWB production. If you include the entire supply chain for these planes, the total is closer to 4 million lb/year. And with the automotive industry poised to consume (and waste) more carbon fiber than ever, recycling of composite materials has become an absolute necessity. The technology is there, but the markets are not. Yet.