ISS5 2017

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 / ORLANDO, FLORIDA CAM X 2017 6 SHOWDAILY Binder Jetting Technology ExOne Co. (North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania) is showcasing its washout tooling process and Binder Jetting. Its Binder Jetting technology is an additive manufacturing process in which a liquid binding agent is selectively deposited to join powder particles. ExOne washout tooling eliminates the expense and long lead time associated with manufacturing multi-piece metal breakdown tooling. It also eliminates the need for multi-piece molds that are used to make castable washout tooling media. ExOne will have several washout tooling parts on display as well as metal parts. Booth P80. ExOne's additive manufacturing process, called Binder Jetting, uses a liquid binding agent to join powder particles. High-Performance Epoxy Formulations Automated and Semi- Automated Filament Winding Systems By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld AUTONATIONAL Composites BV (Ijlst, e Netherlands) is featuring its solutions for filament winding for its customers from all over the world. AUTONATIONAL supplies automated and semi-automated modular production lines for large-scale production of filament-wound tubes. New is the fact that these lines now can be assembled from standard modules. ese standard modules include a range of standard filament winders, creels and tensioning systems, resins, extractors, continuous curing ovens, track and trace equipment and processing equipment (for operations like milling, drilling, shaving, etc.). Applications include composite fuel lines for aircraft, composite utility poles for power transmission and distribution, and communication applica- tions. Booth J87. By Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief CompositesWorld Copps Industries Inc. (Mequon, Wisconsin) and CompositeTechs LLC (Amesbury, Massachusetts) are emphasizing work they did together to promote development of a new series of high-performance epoxy formulations. ese formulations can be customized to meet the processing and performance specification requirements for wet layup, filament winding, resin transfer molding (RTM) and other resin infusion processes. Booth U52. Today is the last day that the CAMX 2017 exhibit hall will be open, with the show floor closing at 1 p.m. However, there are still several events to enjoy as part of the CAMX expe- rience. At 10 a.m. today at the Innovation Park Theater is a presentation on technologies to ensure repeatability and cycle time. Also at 10 a.m. in the Innovation Park at Kiosk 1 will be representatives from the M.C. Gill Composites Center at the University of Southern California. At 11 a.m., in the theater, is a presentation on leading edge erosion protection. The show ends with the CAMX Closing Luncheon, 1-2 p.m. in the Valencia Ballroom. Finally, mark your calendars now for CAMX 2018, Oct. 15-18, 2018, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Tooling material supplier RAMPF Group Inc. (Wixom, Michigan), in Booth F2, is featuring the first-generation mid-engine Fast Eddy concept car, being developed and manu- factured by specialty carmaker Aria Group (Irvine, California). RAMPF provides tooling materials for some of the vehicle's composite parts, including RAKU Tool Close Contour Paste 6070/6072 and RAKU Tool SB-0096 polyurethane tooling board. The car, which is designed to harken back to older Corvette designs, features a 650-hp small-block V8 engine. Aria says it will make about 20 Fast Eddy cars, starting in 2018. Price reportedly will be about $500,000.

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