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Composites One announces partnership with IACMI

News International-French

20 Oct 2015

Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance and Magnum Venus Products, has partnered with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) to lead four schools in 2016 focused on advanced process and materials.

“This is an incredible opportunity,” said Composites One President and COO Leon Garoufalis. “Over the past decade, we’ve provided hands-on training in closed molding and advanced processes to more than 4,000 manufacturing professionals. With IACMI, we’ll reach an even wider audience, ultimately helping to grow composites manufacturing in the U.S. and working to create more jobs in the composites industry.”

A public-private partnership, IACMI is one of five organizations comprising the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, which is supported by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. ”Partnering with Composites One reinforces our mission to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced polymer composites,” said IACMI CEO Craig Blue.

Through the partnership, Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance will lead four two-day schools in advanced composites technologies at key IACMI locations across the US. Sessions include:

  • Process & Advanced Materials Workshop
  • Intermediate Processing & Wind Energy Workshop
  • Process & Advanced Materials Workshop
  • Process & Automotive Market Advances in Composites

The schools will cover such topics as advanced and closed mold processing, out-of-autoclave production, additive manufacturing (3D printing) light-weighting of products, prototyping, selecting systems and equipment, advancements in composites and high performance materials, data acquisition, modeling and simulation. Instructors include process experts from Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance – a resource dedicated to helping manufacturers make a successful conversion to closed mold and other advanced processes. Along with Composites One, the Alliance founding members include Magnum Venus Products and RTM North Ltd.