September 2017

LIGHTWEIGHTING: Now Comes the Hard Part

2017-09-07T07:57:36+00:00

September 5, 2017

Photo caption: An operator at Constellium’s new plant in White, GA, conducts a quality check on an aluminum bumper beam. 

Source: advancedmanufacturing.org; Author: Bill Koeing

Automakers, suppliers have made vehicles lighter but the task is getting more difficult.

Automakers, working closely with suppliers, have reduced […]

LIGHTWEIGHTING: Now Comes the Hard Part 2017-09-07T07:57:36+00:00

July 2017

June 2017

Infinite Cooling Wins the Energy Department’s 2017 National Cleantech University Prize Competition

2017-08-30T15:45:46+00:00

Photo: MIT’s Infinite Cooling team, Maher Demak and Karim Khalil, photo credit energy.gov

Source: EIN NewsDesk

Infinite Cooling from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) took first place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) national collegiate business plan competition in […]

Infinite Cooling Wins the Energy Department’s 2017 National Cleantech University Prize Competition 2017-08-30T15:45:46+00:00

Ian Steff Picked For Post in Washington

2017-08-31T07:52:19+00:00

Congratulations to Ian Steff on his recent appointment as deputy assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing. Thank you for years of leadership serving on IACMI’s Board of Directors and expanding Indiana’s manufacturing initiatives. Learn more about Steff’s new role in the article below.

Source: Inside Indiana Business
By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS – Ian Steff Picked For Post in Washington 2017-08-31T07:52:19+00:00

December 2016

A Race To Replace: How Swapping Steel For Composites Will Make Cars More Efficient

2017-01-19T05:38:51+00:00

Source: Forbes.com

By Teresa Meek

For years, automakers have longed for a vehicle that possesses the strength of steel without the weight that drives down fuel efficiency. New composite materials could be the answer, but getting them to market has involved years of testing.

Engineers at Purdue University in Indiana say they could cut that time in half.

Purdue […]

A Race To Replace: How Swapping Steel For Composites Will Make Cars More Efficient 2017-01-19T05:38:51+00:00

June 2016

Local Motors Opens New Facility in Maryland, Craig Blue and IACMI lauded during event

2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

IACMI partner, Local Motors, unveils Olli, a self-driving electric vehicle during its Maryland facility opening this week.

Hundreds gathered for the event, including U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Bruce Andrews.  During his speech, he lauded Local Motors’ innovation, IACMI CEO Craig Blue and The Composites Institute (IACMI).

“I am pleased to see Dr. Craig Blue, Chief Executive Officer […]

Local Motors Opens New Facility in Maryland, Craig Blue and IACMI lauded during event 2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

May 2016

U.S. Manufacturing makes a statement at Hannover Messe

2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

Over 5,000 exhibitors, 190,000 visitors, and 1,500 lectures comprised the 2016 Hannover Messe conference. One of the largest and most notable conferences in the world hosted it’s 70th annual showing last week, naming the United States as this year’s official partner country. Hannover Messe attracted world […]

U.S. Manufacturing makes a statement at Hannover Messe 2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

April 2016

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Summit

2016-04-06T14:50:17+00:00

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Summit hosted last month by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers was a one-day forum focused on current and upcoming research and workforce development partnership opportunities that are being offered through the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institutes. The seven invited NNMI Institutes include America […]

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2016-04-06T14:50:17+00:00

Technology Roadmapping Recap

2017-01-19T05:38:59+00:00

The IACMI Technology Roadmapping Workshop was met with tremendous industry engagement as representatives gathered to participate in facilitated discussions focused on accelerating the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies. Held last week at IAMCI headquarters in Knoxville, TN, the two-day event laid out the barriers and priorities in advanced composites manufacturing in three of IACMI’s […]

Technology Roadmapping Recap 2017-01-19T05:38:59+00:00

March 2016

ORNL announces licensing opportunity of low-cost carbon fiber process

2017-01-19T05:39:05+00:00

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 […]

ORNL announces licensing opportunity of low-cost carbon fiber process 2017-01-19T05:39:05+00:00