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Carbon Fiber NOW registration is open

Carbon Fiber NOW registration is open
CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference, renamed Carbon Fiber NOW and moved completely online for 2020, has opened registration and posted the agenda for the event.

IACMI launches workforce development initiative

IACMI launches workforce development initiative
The program, Elevate by IACMI, will serve as an initiative to bring together the diverse stakeholders and partners in the advanced manufacturing workforce development field.

IACMI supports UT-designed face shield production

IACMI supports UT-designed face shield production
The UT Shield features lightweight frame and clear plastic that is reusable and easily cleaned for incoming students, faculty and staff. 

Utah selected as a Defense Manufacturing Community

Utah selected as a Defense Manufacturing Community
The selection will bolster Utah’s growing aerospace, defense and manufacturing industry, and its plan to focus on carbon composites and advanced materials.

IACMI collaboration aims to develop carbon fiber for hydrogen storage tanks

IACMI collaboration aims to develop carbon fiber for hydrogen storage tanks
The $2.7 million U.S. Department of Energy funding supports the vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage distribution and use.

DOE announces funding for projects supporting composites for vehicle applications

DOE announces funding for projects supporting composites for vehicle applications
Composite recipients Ford and GM will develop a multi-functional cross-car beam and volume manufacturing of structural battery enclosures.

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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