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Summer 2018 Members Meeting

The Summer 2018 Members Meeting was the largest meeting to date, gathering more than 400 attendees representing over 150 organizations and 34 states. As an industry-driven organization, this Members Meeting had a heavy focus on project updates from members, with 60 speakers presenting in sessions and program tracks focused on recycling, tooling, materials technologies, and prototyping, covering more than 10 technical projects. Kicking off the meeting was a roadmapping workshop focused on IACMI’s future goals, technical targets, and projects aligned with the long-term technology roadmap. The meeting also spotlighted one of IACMI’s flagship projects led by Ford and Dow aimed to transform the automotive industry by enabling high volume manufacturing of lightweight parts.

Thank you to all the IACMI members, partner organizations, event sponsors – including the University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory  – and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for helping to make the Summer 2018 Members Meeting possible.

Read the full Summer 2018 Members Meeting recap here.

View more photos from the Winter 2018 Members Meeting on IACMI’s Facebook page.


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Presentations will be uploaded on a rolling basis as they are approved by the presenters. Additional presentation slides that are not available for public distribution, but are available for IACMI members, can be found on the Member Portal

Wed., July 25

Enabling high volume manufacturing of lightweight automotive components

Presented by the Ford and Dow project teams: Shane Skop, IACMI SURF | Patrick Blanchard, Ford | Dave Bank, Dow | Johnathan Goodsell, Purdue University | Dayakar Penumadu, University of Tennessee Knoxville | Lawrence Drzal, Michigan State University

Highlighting Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) IACMI Members

Presentations will continue to be added to this page as they are received. 

Thurs., July 26

Working with Textile Carbon Fibers

Sustainability Track

  1. Dan Coughlin, ACMA | Controlled Pyrolysis: A robust, scalable composite recycling technology | Presentation available on the Member Portal
  2. Geoffrey Wood, Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) | Carbon fiber pre-preg recycling: Automated preform manufacturing equipment | Presentation available on the Member Portal
  3. Lee Slaven, Resource FIber | Bamboo bio-composite truck/trainer decking | Presentation available on the Member Portal

Tooling Track

  1. Austin Schmidt, Additive Engineering Solutions | Hybrid additively manufactured tooling for large composite structures
  2. Mark Robinson, Valley Gemini | Multiple process tooling

Materials Track

  1. Paul Jarosz and Mackenzie Devoe, N12 Technologies | Scale-up of next generation nano-enhanced composite materials for longer lasting consumer goods
  2. David Martin and Joshua Nowak, RMX Technologies | Low-cost, high-volume, carbon fiber precursor for plasma oxidation

Prototyping Track

  1. Lee Silverman, DuPont | Thermoplastic composite compressed gas storage (CGS) tanks
  2. Indraneel Page, Dura | High speed layup and forming of automotive composite components
  3. Dana Swan | Thermoplastic-matrix wind turbine blade

Growing the Composites Ecosystem in Tennessee

  • Doug Lawyer, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce
  • Roxann Fry, Tennessee Valley Authority

Presentations will continue to be added to this page as they are received. 

Videos from the Summer 2018 Members Meeting

Thank you Summer 2018 Members Meeting Sponsors

Berndorf Band Group
Cherokee Farm
Dassault Systems
Magnum Venus Products
Local Motors
State of Tennessee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory