ISS3 2018

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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CAMX 2018 13 THURSDAY | October 18, 2018 Compact waterjet cuts range of composite materials Machine-independent simulation software gets an upgrade Machine control and software specialist CGTech (Irvine, CA, US) is demonstrating Composites 8.1, the latest version of its VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP) & VERICUT Composite Simulation (VCS). Composites 8.1 features a redefined graphical user interface, an enhanced suite of programming and analysis tools, and redefined methodology through the use of a new Laminate Manager. In addition to orga- nizing files, the Laminate Manager brings clarity and visibility to the laminate as a whole. This laminate overview, says CGTech, has made several other new enhancements possible, like batch processing, laminate-wide analysis and intelligent ply generation. CGTech, Booth BB28 NEW TECHNOLOGY OMAX Corp. (Kent, WA, US) is highlighting its versatile ProtoMAX waterjet, which can cut through a range of materials including fiberglass, phenolic, fiber laminate, carbon fiber and G10 composite. The machine's compact footprint and versatility is said to make it ideal for prototyping, educational applications or as a complement to a larger machine shop. The waterjet's pump and cutting table are on casters for easy relocation. It has a clamshell cover and submerges the work material underwater for safe, quiet cutting at approxi- mately 76 db. The waterjet delivers 30,000-psi cutting power with a 5-hp pump. It cuts with no-heat-affected zone and no change to material properties. The waterjet plugs into a 240V AC dryer-style outlet and does not require hardwiring. ProtoMAX is controlled by OMAX's Intelli-MAX Proto software. Software comes pre-installed on an included laptop and is said to simplify the conversion of drawings to cutting paths. OMAX Corp., Booth K30 two organizations [SAMPE and ACMA] that have worked together to provide the industry a high-value, high-utility event that serves a multiple of needs. CAMX does an excellent job of addressing all of the broad challenges and opportunities before the industry." CAMX 2019 will be Sept. 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Rhoderick says attendees next year can expect to ˆnd an exhibit area focused speciˆcally on composites recycling tech- nologies and materials, as well as a live manufacturing demonstration featuring—it is hoped—additive manufacturing. "We are looking for ways to make the CAMX show Œoor more hands-on to allow attendees personally interact with the materials and technologies that are being discussed in the sessions," Rhoderick says, adding, "We want CAMX to be the marketplace for business and the incubator for knowledge, ideas and connections to help the industry continue on its growth trajectory." Adds Balko, "CAMX returns in 2019 to Southern California, which is a very strong composites marketplace, particularly aerospace. Further, we see a lot of activity coming out of Mexican SAMPE chapters, which makes it easy for them to be a part of CAMX." SHOW, continued from page 1

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