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


As Seen In CompositesWorld

Road2Composites Workshop

Composites One and IACMI partner for Road2Composites workshop
The Road2Composites Workshop will take place in Detroit, April 17-18.

Michelman to partner with AZL Aachen GmbH
Michelman’s latest move is part of its partnership strategy to further advance and improve composite development throughout the industry.

Advancing technology in a multinational world
What collaborative scenarios can we create that leverage assets in multiple countries and get to solutions faster?

John Hopkins named permanent CEO of IACMI
Hopkins had been serving as interim CEO since September 2017. The “interim” tag was removed at the IACMI winter membership meeting on Jan. 16.

Driving down costs: Technologies to follow in 2018
Cost drives most decisions about composites use, but most innovation now focuses beyond material cost.  

IACMI accepting applications for 2018 internship program
The internship program, now in its third year and with nearly 40 previous participants, launched in 2016 as part of the IACMI mission to cultivate the next generation of technology leaders and foster interest in low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing technologies.

Tooling: 3D printing’s “killer app”
If 3D printing can be scaled to make tools for composite auto body panels ... it will be transformative

Students develop composite sled prototype
IACMI enables art-to-part composite sled prototype project with University of Tennessee, Knoxville engineering students

Composites and Industry 4.0: Where are we?
As the tide of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls in, how will composite manufacturers ride the wave?

IACMI Vehicles Scale-Up Facility grand opening.

IACMI officially opens new innovation facility in Detroit
Two years in the works, the IACMI Vehicles Scale-Up Facility offers the automotive industry a composite materials and manufacturing development innovation center.

IACMI project to focus on recycled fibers in Class A parts
The project, led by BASF, will work to develop materials and process for the use of recycled discontinuous fibers and thermoplastics in an induction heating-based process for the manufacture of Class A automotive body panels.

IACMI, ACMA launch composite recycling project
The goal of this technical collaboration is to develop a mechanical and thermal recycling approach that captures both the energy value and residual ash/fiber.

First-ever automotive seatback using recycled carbon fiber
The Composite Recycling Technology Center, ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd. and IACMI partnered on this project.

Five more exciting months in composites for 2017
As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at its lowest.

IACMI announces new streamlined request for proposal process
Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) is increasing its speed of operations with the launch of the new RFP 3.0 for project development and execution.

Society of Plastics Engineers ACCE 2017 preview
The Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE, Bethel, CT, US) long-running Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) continues to draw a global crowd.

Composite Recycling Technology Center CEO to retire, Chief Operating Officer named CEO
Bob Larsen has served as CEO since March 2016 and will be replaced by COO David Walter.

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IACMI announces 2017 internship class
Fourteen students will work at IACMI partner institutions in Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Colorado. Seven more internships will be announced in the fall.

CRTC and IACMI to develop advanced carbon recycling equipment
Thanks to a new contract with IACMI, the CRTC will pioneer ways to automate processing of carbon prepreg scrap. This technology breakthrough is essential so recycled carbon fiber can be processed in high volumes, says CRTC.

IACMI and Tooling U-SME to partner
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation and Tooling U-SME, a provider of manufacturing training solutions, have formed a new partnership to expand the availability of advanced training for the composites manufacturing workforce.

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