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 research and development in the field of advanced composites.

2360 Cherahala Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37932 US

Additional Locations:
1400 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48216 US
(313) 309-9140

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surface chemistry, composites partnership

KRÜSS Scientific Instruments joins IACMI
The organizations plan to use their combined networks to further research in surface science.

automotive composites

SPE ACCE calls for poster submissions, scholarship applications
The competition will be held during the ACCE at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S. September 4-6, 2019.

IACMI showcases composites at North American International Auto Show
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation is showcasing composites innovations in lightweighting at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Jan. 14-17.

Looking ahead at composites trends in 2019
Columnist Dale Brosius predicts 2019 will reveal growth opportunities in infrastructure, wind energy and personal air mobility for composites. 

compression molding

IACMI Scale-Up Research Facility to host Compression Molding Workshop
Workshop aims to enable OEMs and fabricators seeking to expand composites penetration in automotive and other end markets.

Musings on my first CAMX
Insights and inspiration from the 2018 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo which was held in Dallas, TX, US last week. 

chopped recycled carbon fiber

IACMI consortium aims to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg scrap
Carbon fiber recycling start up Vartega leads a project to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing scrap for use in new automotive applications.

Composites in infrastructure: IMAGINE that!
At the beginning of August, the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act was introduced to encourage research and use of innovative materials in infrastructure.

rapidclave technology

Globe, UDRI announce Composites Technology Center
Composites Technology Center to support materials/process development and applications development/demonstration projects for multiple markets.

advanced composites manufacturing

IACMI and ORNL showcase additive manufacturing advancements at IMTS
Demonstration followed the journey of an additively manufactured metal die as it was 3D printed, machined and used to mold advanced composite parts.

Personal air mobility: Will this dream really fly?
At this summer’s Farnborough Air Show, Rolls Royce unveiled a concept vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft with six electrically powered propellers, aimed at multiple applications, including personal and public transportation.

Knowledge and experience
CW Editor Jeff Sloan reflects on experiential knowledge after a recent IACMI event reception hosting member company interns.

Utah Lt. Governor to make keynote address at composites workshop
The Fly Away with Composites workshop will be held August 21-22 at Davis Technical College in Clearfield, UT, US.

Matthew Sheehan

People on the Move: August 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.

smart composite pressure vessel

IACMI announces collaborative smart composite pressure vessel project
The goal of the collaboration is to develop structurally predictable, low-cost smart composite pressure vessels (SCPVs) with integrated health-monitoring.

Vartega

Sustainable thermoplastics and additive manufacturing alliance forms in Colorado
Vartega, the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association and a group of industry and academic partners have founded an Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing Infrastructure Development and Education (AMIDE) Alliance.

Can we achieve global standards for composites?
It is the relative lack of such standards that presents one of the highest hurdles to composites adoption, and also is incredibly difficult to address.

Composite Prototyping Center

Abaris to relocate advanced composites training operation to Composite Prototyping Center
New base for Abaris’ East Coast operations will allow the company to expand beyond its current curriculum.

Looking back — and ahead
What I’ve come to realize is the importance of focusing on the long game. Success takes perseverance.

Rapid Fabric Formation

IACMI, DuPont, Fibrtec and Purdue University explore new thermoplastics manufacturing process
New carbon fiber composite manufacturing process exhibits improved fabric formability characteristics compared to traditional woven materials.

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