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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

By Air, By Land, By Sea – Composites Get You There

2019-05-16T08:58:15-07:00

May 13, 2019 | Source: NetComposites 

By Air, By Land, By Sea – Composites Get You There

In partnership with the Closed Mold Alliance, IACMI presents the ‘By Air, By Land, By Sea: Composites Get You There’ workshop. The workshop will be held on June 11-12 in Plainview, New York, at the […]

By Air, By Land, By Sea – Composites Get You There2019-05-16T08:58:15-07:00

Is Carbon Fiber All it Cracked Up to Be?

2019-05-15T07:40:35-07:00

May 8, 2019 | Source: Blaine Brownell with ARCHITECT Magazine

2019 BUGA Fiber Pavilion carbon fiber infrastructure Courtesy ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart | Detail shot of the 2019 BUGA Fiber Pavilion

Carbon fiber is a significant weight-saving option, and the advancement of recycling capabilities is necessary to integrate […]

Is Carbon Fiber All it Cracked Up to Be?2019-05-15T07:40:35-07:00

April 2019

IACMI to host two-day SMC workshop

2019-04-24T09:50:16-07:00

April 19, 2019 | Source: CompositesWorld

Jim Plaunt (right) has more than 40 years of SMC and composite materials experience.

The “SMC 101: From What to Why” workshop, led by industry leader Jim Plaunt, will take place at IACMI SURF from May 22-23, 2019.

The Institute for […]

IACMI to host two-day SMC workshop2019-04-24T09:50:16-07:00

Industry expert to lead IACMI workshop, “SMC 101: From What to Why” at IACMI SURF

2019-04-12T10:00:37-07:00

April 12, 2019

IACMI SURF Vehicles SMC Schuler Jim Plaunt (right) has more than 40 years of SMC and composite materials experience.

This May 22 – 23, 2019, IACMI will host the two-day workshop, “SMC 101: From What to Why,” at IACMI SURF in Detroit, Mich., which […]

Industry expert to lead IACMI workshop, “SMC 101: From What to Why” at IACMI SURF2019-04-12T10:00:37-07:00

IACMI to host “SMC 101: From What to Why” Training Workshop at IACMI SURF

2019-04-23T06:28:31-07:00

Schuler compression molding press IACMI SURF Vehicles partsApril 11, 2019

IACMI will host “SMC 101: From What to Why” training workshop at the Scale-Up Research Facility (SURF) in Detroit, Mich., May 22 – 23, 2019.  The two-day workshop is open to anyone interested in SMC, and will […]

IACMI to host “SMC 101: From What to Why” Training Workshop at IACMI SURF2019-04-23T06:28:31-07:00

March 2019

IACMI and Manufacturer’s Edge Bring Composites and Manufacturing Workshop to Colorado

2019-04-11T12:58:49-07:00

Composites World MEP IACMI WorkshopApril 1, 2019 | More than 70 current and future composites technicians and engineers attended the Technology AdvantEDGE: Composites and Manufacturing Workshop in Denver, Colorado to introduce composites to Colorado businesses, in February 2019. The workshop was hosted in partnership with IACMI […]

IACMI and Manufacturer’s Edge Bring Composites and Manufacturing Workshop to Colorado2019-04-11T12:58:49-07:00

When Should You Collaborate and When Should You Compete?

2019-03-25T10:34:33-07:00

March 23, 2019 | Source: Inc. Magazine by Greg Satell

CREDIT: Getty Images

You collaborate to discover, but compete to develop and build

Boeing and Airbus are arch rivals, competing […]

When Should You Collaborate and When Should You Compete?2019-03-25T10:34:33-07:00
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