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ISS2 2016

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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EVENTS NOT TO MISS IN ASSOCIATION WITH Exhibit Hall Open 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Headshot Studio 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Booth F108 New! Get a free professional headshot. Poster Session: Meet the Authors 10:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. | Level 2 40 posters are displayed, and authors will be present to discuss their posters. CAMX Race 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Exhibit Hall An exciting scavenger hunt in the exhibit hall. Conference Programming 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CAMX Race Reception 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Market Segment Reception 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Grand Ballroom E-F Hollywood glamour and networking. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Visionaries Put Composites in Perspective CAMX 2016 officially kicked off yesterday with a General Session that featured three creative and visionary keynote speakers who have applied composites in new and compelling ways that promise to change how we think about communication, transportation and architecture. About 1,700 show-goers filled the hall and heard testimony of composite's high utility as a problem-solving material. First up was Daniel Preston, CEO and CTO of Luminati Aerospace (Calverton, New York), a new company dedicated to bringing Internet connectivity to all areas of the world. He and his team are developing, among many products and technologies, high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned vehicles that will harvest energy from wind and sun to stay aloft. ese vehicles will be constructed of carbon fiber compos- ites supplied by Hexcel using automated layup methods. Due to a scheduling conflict, Preston could not attend CAMX in person, but did appear via video. He commented on his early success as a student (college at age 12, graduated in his teens) and in business (sold his first business and "retired" in his 20s), and how that led, eventually, to the HALE effort, which was prompted by a "large dot-com" seeking to By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief / CompositesWorld Luminati Substrata soaring after being the first solar-electric aircraft to depart JFK. provide Internet access for under- served regions around the world. e result is the V0-Substrata, a solar- and wind-powered, pilot-optional, composite aircraft that, Luminati hopes, will be doing HALE-based work soon. Next up was Gregory Haye, general manager at Local Motors (Knoxville, Tennessee), who is overseeing his company's devel- opment of vehicles built via advanced, large-format addi- tive manufacturing methods and and advanced materials, with a L u m advanced and advanced materials, with a m i n a t i S u b s t r materials, and advanced materials, with a a t a s o a r i n g with and advanced materials, with a f t e r b a and advanced materials, with a e i goal of reducing impact on the environment. Haye walked the session through Local Motors' "strive for less" mantra, which seeks to rethink the motor vehicle design and development paradigm. Or, as Haye put it, "e vehicle as we know it must die." Haye emphasized Continued on page 4 VISIONARIES Pultrusion, 3D Printing, Automation and SMC Top ACE List By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld For more than 20 years ACMA's ACE (Awards for Composites Excellence) has recognized outstanding achievement and innovation in the categories of design, manufacturing and market growth/product development, and the tradition continues at CAMX, where yesterday afternoon the 2016 winners were announced in the ACE pavilion on the exhibit hall floor. Continued on page 8, ACE AWARDS Anaheim, CA | Anaheim Convention Center theCAMX.org Created in partnership with Rocket Composites (West Sacramento, California), the new frame is 25% stronger with much better torsional stability compared to previous models made from tradi- tional woven carbon fabrics. "We were hitting limitations with traditional woven materials," explains Rocket Composites CEO Paul Hewitt. "We had started looking into spread tow materials, but this triaxial provided the longitu- dinal strength and stiffness and torsional stiffness we needed." e frame is a sandwich of C-PLY triaxial on either side of a foam core, compression molded using epoxy resin from Entropy Resins (Hayward, California) in a 20-minute cycle. See the frame at Chomarat's Booth P40. By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld Compression-Molded Backpack Frame Boasts 25 Percent Strength Increase Keynote Gregory Haye, general manager of Local Motors.

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