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People in Composites: May 2020

People in Composites: May 2020
IACMI, SAERTEX, SAMPE and Tooling Tech Group announce new hires in the composites industry.

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Developing new solutions for noise, vibration and harshness

Developing new solutions for noise, vibration and harshness
Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicle design.

Developing new solutions to multimaterial joining

Developing new solutions to multimaterial joining
Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in multimaterial joining for the wind and automotive sectors.

Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2

Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.

Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 1

Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 1
In part 1 of a two-month column, IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on the organization’s efforts to reduce the embodied energy of composites.

CompositesWorld and IACMI renew media partnership through 2021

CompositesWorld and IACMI renew media partnership through 2021
The media partnership is a commitment by both parties to continue working together to support a growing advanced composites industry.

Volkswagen, ORNL, UT collaborate on innovation hub

Volkswagen, ORNL, UT collaborate on innovation hub
Initial work at Volkswagen’s first North American innovation hub will focus on developing composite vehicle components and electrification of vehicles.

IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting

IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturing.

IACMI awarded grant to expand U.S. defense manufacturing workforce

IACMI awarded grant to expand U.S. defense manufacturing workforce
Through a $5 million grant, IACMI and partners will scale up Davis Technical College’s composites training program to multiple U.S. locations.

ACMA announces 2020 Composites Recycling Conference

ACMA announces 2020 Composites Recycling Conference
Abstract submissions will be accepted until Jan. 20, for the event taking place May 19-21 in Aurora, Colo., U.S.

IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry

IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.

Composites One to present advanced composites workshop

Composites One to present advanced composites workshop
In partnership with the Closed Mold Alliance and IACMI, Composites One will present an advanced composites workshop on Nov. 6 in Clearfield, Utah, U.S.

IACMI Project 3.2 tools

Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production
IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.

Composites industry events to highlight thermoplastics, defense, space

Composites industry events to highlight thermoplastics, defense, space
A roundup of news about events in the composites industry, including the TPRC’s thermoplastics conference and events from Composites UK, ACMA and more.

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The state of recycled carbon fiber
As the need for carbon fiber rises, can recycling fill the gap?

IACMI SMC Workshop: From What to Why

IACMI SMC Workshop: From What to Why
Introductory course teaches students about composition, characteristics, benefits of sheet-molding compound.

Robert C. Byrd Institute launches Composite Technician Apprenticeship program

Robert C. Byrd Institute launches Composite Technician Apprenticeship program
In partnership with IACMI, the new program will provide composites manufacturing training for a variety of industries.

National Composites Week

National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Each day features a different theme celebrating the composites manufacturing industry.

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Innovate UK and IACMI composite competition now open
The U.K.-based competition will award funding for disruptive composite technologies. 

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IACMI to host training workshop with Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance
The workshop will be held at the Composite Prototyping Center on June 11-12, 2019.

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