Interactive Exhibit Hall

With so much to see and do, CAMX has expanded the exhibit hall to 19 hours – longer than any previous year. Exhibitors will showcase their creativity and ingenuity in new, creative applications and methods. “CAMX has become the venue in North America to witness the latest and greatest from the critical players in the composite industry,” says SAMPE CEO Gregg Balko. “This is where business gets done and ingenuity is celebrated in our industry.” Whether attendees are looking for new techniques, want to view the latest equipment in action or scope out the latest materials, they will find inspiration on the CAMX Exhibit Hall floor.

Many exhibitors will hold live demonstrations to showcase their innovations first hand. This year’s demos include 3M’s Hi-Tack Composites Spray Adhesive Spray Demo and The Lean Mean Process Machine, a CAMX favorite. Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance will present practical demonstrations of key process techniques to help attendees work smarter, faster and more efficiently. Attendees will be able to watch demonstrations featuring advanced materials like prepreg, carbon fiber and epoxy, along with processes such as light RTM, vacuum infusion and 3D printing.

Additionally, all the 2018 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) entries will be located in the CAMX Exhibit Hall near the ACMA Booth. The ACE award winners will be announced at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, near the ACE Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall. Award entrants will be available to talk with attendees about their entries.

Dive Deep with Conference Programming

The CAMX Conference Program is designed for industry professionals at all levels and backgrounds. Featured sessions cover trending hot topics in the industry, including sustainability, market growth, workforce training and consumer markets. During the session “Adhesive Bonding of Hybrid Structures,” facilitator Mick Maher of Maher and Associates and a panel of leading experts representing design, manufacturing, materials, testing and the end user will discuss new capabilities – and challenges – in designing multifunctional structures that can provide lower cost and weight platforms for automotive, aerospace and other markets.

Looking for a deep dive into key topics? CAMX’s Tutorials on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16 provide new knowledge from expert instructors in a more intimate classroom setting. The tutorials will focus on hot industry topics, including fabrication, design, bonding and joining composites, artificial intelligence in composites, epoxy resin, composite recycling and thermoplastics.