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ISS4 2017

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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www.theCAMX.org/mobile Orlando, Florida | Orange County Convention Center EVENTS NOT TO MISS theCAMX.org Orlando, FL | Orange County Convention Center IN ASSOCIATION WITH Wednesday, December 13, 2017 See AWARDS , continued on page 4 Conference Programming 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Rooms W206 - 209 Exhibit Hall Open 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Headshot Lounge 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Exhibit Hall B Meet-up: Women in Composites 10:00 - 10:25 a.m. | Innovation Park Campfire Session: Composites in Mexico 1:30 - 1:55 p.m. | Innovation Park Poster Session: Meet the Authors 2 - 4 p.m. | Exhibit Hall Theater: Additive Mfg. Solutions for Composite Tooling 2:30 - 2:55 p.m. | Innovation Park Theater Market Segment Reception 5 - 6:30 p.m. | W311E Download the CAMX 2017 App to see a full list of the day's activities Awards for Composites Excellence Winners Announced By Sara Black, Senior Editor CompositesWorld e CAMX 2017 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) Awards, which were presented Tuesday afternoon at the ACE Awards area in the Exhibit Hall, are given for outstanding achievement in technology, manufacturing and product development. e winning parts and processes as well as finalists are still on display in the Exhibit Hall. Here's the rundown on this year's winners. 2017 ACE award, Design Category, Most Creative Application was given to e Aerospace Corp. (El Segundo, California) for its submittal: Rapid Manufacture of Ultra- High Quality Composite Mirrors. While glass is conventionally used to manufacture optical components for space due to the ease of polishing and exceptional stability, e Aerospace Corp.'s product produces composite mirrors at a fraction of the weight of glass, using carbon fiber prepreg from TenCate Advanced Composites (Morgan Hill, California) as a substrate. Optical precision is attained via an optimized proprietary mono- layer mold release coating, which eliminates post-polishing, and UV cure at low tempera- ture for high hygroscopic stability. Due to significant reduction in weight, cost, and manufacturing time, these composite mirrors are expected to replace glass mirrors in future space telescope missions that require large optics. is product is in the research and development stage with three pending U.S. patents and a contract negotiation to license for full-scale manufacturing. 2017 ACE Award, Design Category, Innovation in Green Composite Design was won by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee) for its Large-Scale 3D Printing Using 100% Bio-Composite Materials. Researchers, in collaboration with industrial partners, developed and demonstrated large scale 3D printing using 100% bio-based and bio-degradable composites. ese materials were used to 3D print a large portion of the world's largest "green" printed pavilion struc- ture, exhibited at the Design Miami Exposition, direct from digital design, with no waste. e complex architectural structure, of bamboo Keynoters Kick off CAMX 2017 By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld Oak Ridge National Laboratory was awarded the 2017 ACE Award, Design, for Innovation in Green Composite Design for its 3D printing of objects such as this flax fiber chair, using 100% bio-composite materials. CAMX 2017 kicked off officially yesterday with a General Session event that featured three keynote speakers who are applying composites in disruptive ways to enable innovation in a variety of applications and end markets. Kurt Jordan, with ORACLE Team USA, explained how carbon fiber composites have been and are being applied in America's Cup racing yachts. "Composites have inno- vated and disrupted the sailing world in some dramatic ways," he said, noting that compos- ites have not only helped substantially reduce yacht weight, but have led to the development See KEYNOTES , continued on page 6

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