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ISS3 2018

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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SHOWdaily CAMX 2018 8 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 / DALLAS, TEXAS NEW LOCATION! CALL FOR ABSTRACTS SAMPE 2019 SAMPE seeks high quality technical papers focused on advanced materials and processes, research, development, and applications for the SAMPE 2019 Conference. To take advantage of this opportunity, submit a 100-200 word abstract by December 1, 2018. Submit your abstract at www.sampeamerica.org. Upon acceptance of your abstract, a technical paper is due by February 1, 2019. Conference: May 20-23, 2019 Exhibition: May 21-22, 2019 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, North Carolina www.sampeamerica.org Share Your Ideas, Research and Expertise Questions? Contact: Briana Condon briana@sampe.org | +1.626.521.9454 Large scale machine performs both additive and subtractive Thermwood (Dale, IN, US) is featuring a mold fabricated using its new Large Scale Additive Manufacturing system, which can perform additive and subtractive functions on the same machine. The machine uses a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic to build a near-net shape part; it then uses subtractive functions to machine the part to the final shape. Thermwood says its new patent pending approach of melt shaping uses a compression wheel to form and compress the hot plastic melt as it is being extruded during the additive process, ensuring that each new layer is the proper width and thickness and that it bonds firmly to the previous layer. Thermwood, Booth J60 Non-metallic and composite materials testing Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research (Youngstown, PA, US) is emphasizing its non-metallic and composite materials testing capabilities. Its comprehensive testing is said to provide the testing intelligence needed for companies to make material choices that reduce production costs and material weight, and increase durability, functionality and strength. The company's non-metallic and composites facility is equipped with an array of hydraulic, electro-mechanical, drop tower/pendulum impact test frames, and includes a full chemistry lab for conducting tests such as density and fiber content tests using resin burn-off and acid digestion methods. The facility also features a dedicated machine shop for accommodating unusual dimensions and geometries. The facility's 3D optical deformation analysis and thermal analysis testing includes dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TGA). In addition to standardized tests, the company also offers testing to individual customer specifications. Westmoreland Mechanical Testing & Research, Booth BB4 Specialty carbon fiber manufacturing targets transportation, marine applications Cobra International Co. Ltd. (Chonburi, Thailand) is featuring its line of carbon fiber components for automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and other end markets. From the CAC (Cobra Advanced Composites) team are premium automotive and motorcycle parts—including light- weight motorbike fairings and suspension arms—from manufacturers in Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK. A full carbon fiber sports car wheel, designed, built and engineered at Cobra's automotive manufacturing and finishing plant in Chonburi, is also in the booth. For marine applications, Cobra is featuring hydrofoils, fins and foils designed and built for the Maui Fin Co. (MFC), a leading surf and windsurf fin specialist. Cobra developed the first prototypes for MFC and helped to optimize construction methods, performance and the best attachment options for the wings. Cobra typically uses multiple technologies to produce different options for prototyping, and then typically switches to resin transfer molding (RTM) for series production. Representing the work of Cobra's Design and Development team is a new carbon fiber chaise prototype, fabricated in partnership with customer Sutherland Furniture. Cobra International Co. Ltd., Booth F79

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