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ISS3 2018

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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www.theCAMX.org/mobile Orlando, Florida | Orange County Convention Center See SHOW, continued on page 13 Registration Hours 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Hall F Foyer Conference Programming 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Halls D, E, F Innovation Park Activities – Meet-ups, Theater Presentations, Campfire Sessions and Ask the Experts 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Hall F CAMX Closing Luncheon 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Dallas Ballroom, Omni Conference Programming 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. theCAMX.org IN ASSOCIATION WITH THURSDAY | October 18, 2018 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center D A L L A S , T E X A S Produced by the editors of SHOWdail y EVENTS NOT TO MISS The Force is strong at CAMX By Scott Francis, Senior Editor CompositesWorld On Wednesday, CAMX 2018 attendees were greeted by movie props — two landspeeders from the Star Wars franchise on exhibit in the CAMX registra- tion area. Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder, seen in "A New Hope," as well as Rey's speeder- bike from "Še Force Awakens," were provided courtesy of the Sci-Fi Museum of Texas. Še speeders are comprised of West System 105 epoxy matrix with 'berglass and carbon 'ber reinforcements. A combination of triple layer wet layup, semi- closed mold and vacuum bagged layups were used. Simple molds were used for sub-unit layups. Temporary bulkheads were used for strip-forming the curved nose of the land- speeder. Surface details were machined post layup and West System 410 and micro balloon 'ller was used for shaping. Šere is some spec- ulation that fabricators also used the Force. As CAMX 2018 comes to a close, a look ahead to 2019 By Jeff Sloan, Editor in Chief CompositesWorld As CAMX 2018 winds down today, CAMX o'cials report that this year's version of the show is proving to be the biggest and best yet—persistent rain and uncommonly cold Dallas weather not withstanding—with a record 570 exhibiting companies and more than 7,000 attendees at the expo and conference. Heather Rhoderick, senior vice president, events and informa- tion at the American Composites Manfuacturers Assn., is particularly pleased by the new technologies and products introduced at CAMX this year. "It's obvious that our exhibi- tors have invested heavily in the show, which demonstrates the importance of CAMX to the North American and global composites market," she says. "In addition, we are seeing more and more companies and attendees new to the composites market, which proves that CAMX is the place to be for composites and advanced materials information. We are working hard to keep CAMX relevant and exciting, and provide content that helps grow the industry and increase composites use across all end markets." Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE, says, "I'm really proud of this show. We have

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