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August 2019

IACMI SURF Technician shares insight into “SMC 101: From What to Why” Workshop

2019-08-15T11:37:55-07:00

This August 21 – 22, 2019, IACMI will host the two-day workshop, “SMC 101: From What to Why,” at IACMI Scale-Up Research Facility (SURF) in Detroit, Mich. Led by industry expert Jim Plaunt, the workshop is  available to anyone involved or interested in SMC or hands-on processing. Brian Klotz, an SMC technician at IACMI SURF, […]

IACMI SURF Technician shares insight into “SMC 101: From What to Why” Workshop2019-08-15T11:37:55-07:00

Montefibre Carbon unveils its first carbon fiber PAN precursor

2019-08-09T12:52:10-07:00

80K carbon fiber tow spinning Montefibre Carbon PAN precursor Source | Montefibre Carbon

IACMI Member Montefibre recently announced it will expect to have its precursor 80K carbon fiber available for non-aerospace use by mid-2020. In addition, Montefibre is collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to manufacture and further develop […]

Montefibre Carbon unveils its first carbon fiber PAN precursor2019-08-09T12:52:10-07:00

July 2019

More than 40 IACMI – The Composites Institute Interns Drive Manufacturing Revolution

2019-07-26T09:32:45-07:00

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 26, 2019 – IACMI – The Composites Institute sponsored 42 students hosted at 17 member and partner locations across the United States.  The IACMI Internship Program gives students the opportunity to advance the fourth manufacturing revolution with composites research and innovation, while addressing the growing need to support […]

More than 40 IACMI – The Composites Institute Interns Drive Manufacturing Revolution2019-07-26T09:32:45-07:00

Magna to Drive Innovation as Newest Member of IACMI – The Composites Institute

2019-07-11T11:08:56-07:00

KNOXVILLE, TENN., July 11, 2019 – IACMI – The Composites Institute today announced its newest consortium member, Magna International. The mobility technology company’s exteriors group will collaborate with the institute to drive the innovation and efficient manufacturing of composites in the automotive industry.

As a consortium member, Magna will contribute to IACMI’s more than 160-member […]

Magna to Drive Innovation as Newest Member of IACMI – The Composites Institute2019-07-11T11:08:56-07:00

June 2019

IACMI Welcomes 2019 Advisory Board Members

2019-06-04T10:28:45-07:00

Thank you to those who voted for the Collaborative Composite Solutions (CCS) Board of Directors and IACMI Technology Advisory Board (TAB). IACMI extends its congratulations to the newest CCS Board of Directors Members and IACMI TAB working to drive IACMI’s mission and composites consortium.

Incoming Board of Directors members include:
Hendrik MainkaVolkswagen, representing premium […]

IACMI Welcomes 2019 Advisory Board Members2019-06-04T10:28:45-07:00

Report: Workforce shortage expected to continue for another decade

2019-06-04T07:23:42-07:00

May 17, 2019 | Source: Upstate Business Journal 

In a recent study prepared by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Deloitte, it is predicted that less than half of U.S. manufacturing jobs will be filled across the next ten years. Yet, manufacturers in Greenville, South Carolina, are pushing to meet the […]

Report: Workforce shortage expected to continue for another decade2019-06-04T07:23:42-07:00

May 2019

IACMI – The Composites Institute Engages Dept. of Energy Leadership and Showcases Innovation in Innovation XLab Series

2019-05-16T13:37:56-07:00

Derek Berry, IACMI Wind Technology Area Director and senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s National Wind Technology Center speaking with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, about the collaboration and innovation in the IACMI 9M wind blade technical project.

IACMI – The […]

IACMI – The Composites Institute Engages Dept. of Energy Leadership and Showcases Innovation in Innovation XLab Series2019-05-16T13:37:56-07:00

April 2019

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