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ISS1 2018

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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SHOWdaily CAMX 2018 4 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 / DALLAS, TEXAS Closed Mold Alliance demos carbon fiber and a new 3D innovation Once again, Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with more than 15 industry partners, are demonstrating in Booth V27 the latest advancements in closed molding and advanced processes for building real-life parts for marine, aerospace and other markets. "Last year, we shortened our demos into succinct, dynamic watch-and-learn presentations with practical tips and takeaways that attendees can then share with their employees and co-workers," says Marcy Offner, director of marketing communications, Composites One. "This year's event is building on that success with presentations on carbon ƒber, a brand-new 3D innovation, and another featuring multiple processes for building the same part, providing manufacturers with more options to consider." Demos will be repeated on Wednesday. Thursday will be an Open House for live Q&A with technical teams. Special events round out CAMX experience By Sara Black, Senior Editor CompositesWorld CAMX oers several special events for show-goers, which may t your schedule. Today's events include an orientation breakfast for rst-time CAMX attendees, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in Room Trinity 5. ƒen, 8:30-10 a.m., the event's Opening General Session, CAMX Live!, will be held in the Dallas Ballroom, also at the Omni. ƒis is a don't-miss event. ƒe speaker will be Charles Kuehmann, vice president of materials engineering at SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and former product design leader at Apple. On Wednesday, young professionals under 35 years old are invited to gather at the Young Professionals Reception to introduce themselves and connect with industry peers. ƒe reception is 6-7 p.m. at the Black Ship Little Katana restaurant adjacent to the Omni; light snacks will be served. If you didn't sign up for the event when you registered, you can add it to your experience at the registration desk. Also on Wednesday afternoon will be the Market Segment Reception, spon- sored by Composites One, 5-6:30 p.m. Here you can discuss relevant issues within specic areas of interest, including pultrusion, automotive composites, architectural composites, composite rebar, corrosion control and more. ƒe Market Segment Reception will be held on the Pegasus Lawn at the Omni Hotel. On ƒursday, join other attendees for the show's nal networking opportunity at the CAMX Closing Luncheon, 1-2 p.m. in the Dallas Ballroom at the Omni. ƒe topic to be addressed is Unconventional Uses of Composite Materials. Hear insights on this topic and make acquain- tances that can help further your business. For those who registered for CAMX 2018 at the full conference or premium levels, Bell Helicopter is o•ering exclu- sive tours of its two main composite manufacturing centers in nearby Ft. Worth, 2-6 p.m. on ƒursday. Part one of the tour includes a walkthrough of the Rotors Center at Bell's headquar- ters, where Bell builds the blades for its helicopters and tiltrotor aircraft. Part two consists of a visit to Bell's Advanced Composite Center, where components such as wing skins, yokes and grips for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor are built. Uniform, indirect inductive heating for composite repair HEATCON Composite Systems (Seattle, WA, US) is introducing HCS9400-02 Smart Susceptor technology, which uses indirect inductive heating to help provide thermal uniformity in composite repair operations. The common concepts related to zones of heat and control required to achieve thermal uniformity do not apply for this unit. Instead, the Smart Susceptor produces power in the 100-kHz frequency range to operate induc- tion-heating susceptor blankets. The custom-designed alloys of the susceptor wires have a Curie point (where they lose magnetic induction properties) at the process cure temperature. This results in a "self-regulating" effect near process temperature—colder sections of wire continue to produce heat while hotter sections stop producing heat, thus improving temperature uniformity. HEATCON says Smart Susceptor tech- nology enables the blanket to perform an active role in heat distribution, effectively reducing power (heat) to the areas that have reached the desired temperature, while continuing to apply heat to the cooler areas. HEATCON Composite Systems, Booth BB32 IN-BOOTH DEMO NEW TECHNOLOGY

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