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Episode 36: Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya, IACMI

Episode 36: Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya, IACMI
IACMI’s Dale Brosius and Udaya Vaidy talk about the first five years of the organization, how it has evolved and what the future might hold as IACMI continues its quest to help drive composite materials and process growth.

NREL, Arkema research recyclable, thermoplastic composite wind turbine blades

NREL, Arkema research recyclable, thermoplastic composite wind turbine blades
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and partners aim to develop more sustainable, longer-lasting turbine blades that are less expensive to manufacture.

Hybrid, large-format additive tooling: Lighter, faster, less costly molds for big parts
Additively manufactured cores, CFRP face skins produce large tools for prototype, low-volume aerostructure parts.

Dassault Systèmes, Purdue establish center of excellence

Dassault Systèmes, Purdue establish center of excellence
The 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence in Advanced Composites at Purdue University aims to educate the next-generation workforce and accelerate Industry 4.0.

Composite One webinar: Careers in composites

Composite One webinar: Careers in composites
Composite One is co-hosting an upcoming webinar titled, “Careers in Composites: Building Today for the Future of Manufacturing,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT (1:00-2:00 p.m. CST).

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.

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