Knoxville, TN, April 28, 2017… The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, a Manufacturing USA institute which works to support advanced composite technology and grow capital investment and manufacturing jobs in the U.S. composites market, congratulates four Materials and Processing Group students for their selection to present at this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate […]
Knoxville, TN, April 25, 2017… The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, a Manufacturing USA institute which works to support advanced composite technology and grow capital investment and manufacturing jobs in the U.S. composites market, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI).
UAMMI is a Utah-based […]
Photo: A huge 3D printer in the process of creating a car body for Local Motors, an automaker with a soon-to-open plant in Knoxville, Tennessee | Local Motors
How Knoxville and its environs became a hotspot for the future of manufacturing
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On July 1, 2016, IACMI-The Composites Institute announced a partnership with the Composite Recycling Technology Center in Port Angeles, Washington. This fall, the center was awarded a $1.73 million Washington State Department of Commerce Clean Energy Fund 2 program grant for advanced manufacturing equipment that […]
According to a recent article from Reuters, BMW wants to “double down” on research and development of carbon fiber-based electric cars, which are supported by driverless technology. The company’s efforts will include a revamp of its electric car auto brand “i” that includes i3 and i8 sedans – both of which […]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which has done intensive research into carbon fiber, has developed a surface preparation method to improve joining the composites with aluminum. The ramifications are potentially far-reaching for high-volume industrial applications.
ORNL came into the national spotlight when it helped make possible Local Motors’ first 3D-printed car. More recently, […]
IACMI partner, Oak Ridge National Laboratories reaches a milestone in significantly lowering carbon fiber production costs with a published notice seeking manufacturers for the licensing of a new manufacturing process. The official ORNL press release is below.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 22, 2016 – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated […]
IACMI partners, Ford and DowAksa are collaboratively transforming the automotive market. Their objective to make carbon fiber the sensible alternative to steel structures has earned them a Detroit Free Press Automotive Difference Maker award.
Starting with a few carbon fiber parts on the Ford GT supercar, the development project aims to create strong, lightweight vehicles with […]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an IACMI partner, Announces Licensing Opportunity for Low-Cost Carbon Fiber TechnologyRobin Pate 2017-01-19T05:39:05+00:00
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a partner of IACMI-The Composites Institute, announces licensing opportunity to produce low-cost carbon fiber technology. The new method, developed at DOE’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at ORNL, is up to 50% more cost effective than traditional methods. Partners selected to commercialize this process will have access to […]
Airbus Americas has joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) as a premium industrial member. Membership in IACMI aligns the mutual goals of the association and of Airbus related to composite manufacturing.
“We are enthusiastic and energized by the possibilities to work within the IACMI network of member organizations to develop technologies that will […]