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ISS2 2018

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SHOW daily CAM X 2018 4 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 / DALLAS, TEXAS CAMX and ACE Awards showcase future of composites Owens Corning and Magna Interiors take home CAMX Awards By Jeff Sloan, Editor in Chief CompositesWorld e winners of the 2018 CAMX Awards were announced yesterday at the CAMX General Session. e Combined Strength Award went to Owens Corning for its entry, "Creating Functional Composite Parts Using a State of the Art Material and Process Innovation: XSTRAND." e Unsurpassed Innovation Award went to Magna Exteriors for its "Lightweight, ermoplastic, Recyclable, Liftgate Module." e liftgate, which saves 13 lb compared to its steel predecessor, is designed for manufacturing rates of 250,000-300,000 units per year. e American Composites Manufacturing Association's (ACMA) Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) were announced Tuesday afternoon, going to the "Energy-Absorbing, Durable, Fire Resistant, Cost-effective, NextGen Composite System" from West Virginia University; "Smart Manufacturing Helper Using Internet-of-ings and Industry 4.0" from Ruiz Aerospace; "Torsional Welding of PDC Sensors on in Wall Fascia" from Magna Exteriors; and "Large-Area 3D Printer for ermoset Materials" from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. CAMX Award: Combined Strength: Creating Functional Composite Parts Using a State of the Art Material and Process Innovation: XSTRAND, Owens Corning XSTRAND is a 30% glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (PP) or nylon additive manufacturing material designed to bridge the gap between stan- dard fuse filament fabrication (FFF) and high-perfor- mance injection molded engi- neered materials. It offers 200-300% higher mechanical strength and tough- ness compared to unreinforced materials and is said to be 50% more durable in high- heat environments. End markets targeted with XSTRAND are transportation, defense and healthcare. CAMX Award: Unsurpassed Innovation: Lightweight, ermoplastic, Recyclable, Liftgate Module, Magna Exteriors Magna Exteriors has designed a ther- moplastic composite liftgate module used in production by the FCA Group in nearly 300,000 vehicles per year. Using infrared molding, bonding and injection molding, the liftgate is made using long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene and talc TPO polymer. Built in Magna's Belvidere, IL, facility, the module is intended as a lightweight, recyclable alternative to steel liftgates, specifically in crossover vehicles. ACE Award: Equipment and Tooling Innovation: Smart Manufacturing Helper Using Internet of ings and Industry 4.0, Ruiz Aerospace e Tervia Hub, developed by Ruiz Aerospace, is a smart electronic device that measures resin cure to help compos- ites manufacturers find leaks in vacu- um-bagged tools. e device runs tests for vacuum level, temperature, humidity and leak rate, storing the data wirelessly on a cloud server and automatically generating reports. Its sensor is designed to send the user a message via text or email when the part is fully cured or temperature threshold is reached. ACE Award: Infinite Possibility for Market Growth: Large Area 3D Printer for ermoset Materials, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in partnership with Magnum Venus Products, this 3D printer is designed to additively manufacture thermoset polymers for composite struc- tures on a large scale. Its reported depo- sition rate of 10 lb/hr with a resolution of 3 mm or less is meant for mid-scale composite applications. Additional mate- rials partners include Polynt-Reichhold, Solvay, Toray, Hexcel, Owens Corning and International Paper. ACE Award: Most Creative Application: Energy-Absorbing, Durable, Fire-Resistant, Cost-effective, NextGen-Composite System, West Virginia University Developed by researchers at West Virginia University, the NextGen Composite System won the ACE Award for Most Creative Application in the Design category. e joint strengthening system, built to address infrastructure repair and development needs in the U.S., includes three parts: filler modules, dowels, and advanced fiber composite wrap and/or laminate systems. e system is meant to be applied to structures such as joints for bridges, lattice towers, buildings or other applications and industries, with the goal of enhancing energy absorption, durability and fore resistance in a cost-effective way. Materials processes used as part of this system include additive manufacturing, casting, compression molding, hand lay-up, pultrusion and vacuum infusion. ACE Award: Material and Process Innovation: Torsional Welding of PDC Sensors on in Wall Fascia, Magna Exteriors Magna Exteriors has developed a torsional welding process for joining thermoplastic materials for the automo- tive industry. e process, on display at the ACE Awards exhibit area, involves a high-speed twisting motion, which creates friction-based heat to join a plastic bracket to a thermoplastic fascia. ORNL's large area 3D printer for thermoset materials Magna Exteriors' lightweight thermoplastic liftgate module

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