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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 10 SHOWDAILY NEW TECHNOLOGY ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY. NEW THE POWER OF VISION. Virtek's IRIS ™ 3D with new Vision Positioning System (VPS) significantly increases productivity, reduces costs, and improves processes. Ideal for applications such as ply layup, paint masking and assembly tasks. To learn more and request a demo, visit www.virtek.ca Visit us at booth L51 OUR VOLUNTEERS Thank You! The strength of CAMX comes from the many industry volunteers involved. Over 100 individuals helped make this event possible. Next-Generation Prototyping Technologies Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee) is showcasing several next-generation manufacturing technolo- gies from the U.S. Department of Energy's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. Included are additively manufactured, low-cost steel and polymer automotive compression molds designed to reduce historically slow turnaround time for tooling and enable, instead, rapid, efficient prototyping. Also featured are bio-based feedstock materials combined with bio-polymer resin to create bamboo and poplar-based pellets, resulting in a more sustainable material that can be used for manufacturing molds, prototypes, appliances and furniture. Finally, lightweight syntactic foams, comprising a polymer matrix and hollow microspheres, offer significant weight reduction and improved compressive strength. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Booth A6 Production Monitoring/Control Systems Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and its US-based partner Convergent Manufacturing Technologies US Inc. (Seattle, Washington) are demonstrating in Booth D43 their turnkey digital manufacturing solutions. From pre-manufacturing composites process simulation and materials character- ization to process monitoring, Convergent's products and services are designed to increase the efficiency and reduce the risk of compos- ites manufacturing. The Convergent software suite includes RAVEN and COMPRO composite process simulation software, as well as newer additions, including KERMODE and LIMS. RAVEN and COMPRO are reportedly robust tools for thermal analysis, with COMPRO also able predict thickness changes, porosity, geometric compliance and residual stress. Their functionality is now complemented by KERMODE, a materials characteriza- tion workflow tool said to enable greater ease and speed in creating materials models for simulation, and LIMS, liquid injection molding simulation software. Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Inc., Booth D43

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