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Vote today for the Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board

Every year, IACMI members elect new representatives to the Collaborative Composite Solutions Board of Directors (BOD) and the IACMI Technical Advisory Board (TAB). We value our members’ leadership within our community, and invite you to participate in the election process, running now through May 15, 2018. Each IACMI member organization (consortium through charter members) is provided one vote, and the IACMI membership contact on file was emailed the link to vote by Zack Gardner, IACMI’s legal counsel. For more information, please email Zack Gardner at

New members as of May 1, 2018
Notcina, ZSK Machines
ZSK Machines, a division of Notcina, has become a marke leader in the industry for embroidery machines. ZSK is centrally located in St. Louis, MO and exhibits at many industry trade shows.

AOC is a leading global supplier of resin chemistries for composites and cast polymers which have revolutionized the industries they serve with superior strength, durability and resistance.

Advanced Carbon Products
Advanced Carbon Products is a Kentucky company that specializes in the development of advanced processes for the production of highly aromatic pitches, isotropic pitches, mesophase pitches and specialized foams. 

Global Composites Recycling Experts Gather in Knoxville, TN for ACMA’s First Recycling Conference

Recycling leaders from around the globe assembled last week at ACMA’s first Composites Recycling Conference held in Knoxville, TN to discuss technology and business developments making an impact in the industry. During the two-day conference, a group of nearly 100 experts gathered to share their knowledge and perspectives regarding sustainability, environmental and economic benefits, standardization, waste reduction, and more. Read more about the conference highlights.
Dr. Uday Vaidya, SPE Honored Service Member

Congratulations to Dr. Uday Vaidya for being recognized as an SPE Honored Service Member for his contributions to the society.  Dr. Vaidya has a joint appointment with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Lab, is the UT/ORNL Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing, and serves as IACMI's Chief Technology Officer. He has 30 years of experience in a broad range of composites for defense, transportation and industrial applications. Dr. Vaidya is the author of the book ‘Composites for Automotive, Mass Transit and Truck’ and has over 300 peer-reviewed publications. (Photo credit UTK Tickle College of Engineering)

Dr. Larry Drzal, 2018 MSU Technology Transfer Achievement Award
Congratulations to Dr. Drzal on being awarded the 2018 MSU Technology Transfer Achievement Award. In addition to being IACMI's Vehicles Technology Area Director, Dr. Drzal is a University Distinguished Professor in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University, with nearly 100 inventions disclosed, over 400 peer-reviewed papers, 35 patents and 16 technologies licensed to industry. (Photo credit Michigan State University)
IACMI Recognition Award from UTK Society of Women Engineers
IACMI was recognized by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for sponsoring and supporting the SWE event, Tomorrow's Engineers Today. Tomorrow's Engineers Today is hosted annually, and each year introduces more than 100 middle and high school female students in the Knoxville, Tenn. area to engineering opportunities in their community through a one-day workshop on the UTK Tickle College of Engineering Campus. The UTK SWE chapter has been recognized nationally for their mentorship, and IACMI's support facilitates SWE's impact for female students in their campus and local community.

Register today for Advances in Wind Energy: Exploring Advanced Materials and New Repair Techniques for the Wind Industry

Boulder, CO June 5 - 6
Advances in Wind Energy is the latest Closed Mold Alliance Workshop, hosted with Composites One. This workshop will focus on wind-repair techniques and the latest process innovations in the wind industry. Learn more and register for the workshop, and reserve your hotel room here. Please note that foreign national registration is subject to review and must be submitted by May 5, 2018 for enough time for the badging approval process.

Learn more and register for the workshop here.

May 21-24, 2018 | Long Beach Convention Center
Professionals from throughout the advanced materials and processes industry attend SAMPE 2018 to find new solutions, learn about the technology that will shape future projects, and engage in meaningful face-to-face networking opportunities. Plan to attend SAMPE 2018 and get inspired by new ideas, technologies, and products.

When registering, enter “IACMI” to receive the member rate for all SAMPE 2018 Registration packages.
Click here to learn more

The Future of Composites in Transportation by JEC

June 27 – 28 | Chicago, IL

IACMI members may register for JEC's Composites in Transportation through this link using the code COMPCO for a 20% discount in registration.

IACMI and LIFT host FIRST Robotics International and Long-Distance Student Reception at Innovation Facility in Detroit for FIRST Global Competition

IACMI and LIFT welcomed students from across the world to the manufacturing innovation facility in Detroit, Mich. for the International and Long Distance FIRST Robotics Reception. This reception kicked off the FIRST Robotics Global Competition, held April 25 – 29 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Read more.

Nearly 180 Gather for Road2Composites, Automotive Composites Training Workshop at IACMI SURF in Detroit, MI

Nearly 180 current and future technicians and engineers in the composites industry gathered at the IACMI Scale-Up Research Facility (SURF) for the latest Closed Mold Alliance composites training workshop, Road2Composites: Scaling Up Innovation. The automotive-composites themed workshop was hosted by Composites One, the Closed Mold Alliance, and Magnum Venus Products, in partnership with IACMI – The Composites Institute. Read more.

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