ACMA Discloses Finalists for 2017 Awards for Composites Excellence

August 07 2017

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) declares the finalists for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), sponsored by Composites One.

On Tuesday, September 12 at 2 p.m., during the fourth annual CAMX, in the ACE Pavilion (located in the upper left-hand corner of the Exhibit Hall), ACMA and Composites One will publicize the winning entries. All of the finalists will have their product entries on display in the ACE Pavilion at CAMX.

This year the finalists in the design category, the Most Creative Application Award, are:
• Rapid Manufacture of Ultra-High Quality Composite Mirrors: The Aerospace Corporation
• Composites Lift the World's First Electric Flying Surfboard: Strongwell
• One-Piece Molded High Performance Carbon Fiber Triathlon Bicycle Frame: Cervelo Cycles/Vroomen White Design
• Golf Swing Training (LAG) Device: Tsunami Bar, LLC
• Composite Self-Driving Shuttle by Additive Manufacturing: Local Motors

The design category also features the Innovation in Green Composites Design Award. This will be the first time this has been awarded. This year's finalists are:
• Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel made with Recycled Continuous Carbon Fiber: Vartega Inc.
• Biodegradable 3-D Printed Molds for FRP Tank Part Manufacturing: Design Tanks LLC
• Large Scale 3D Printing Using 100% Bio-Composite Materials: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In the manufacturing category, the finalists for the Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award are:
• Composite Material Roll and Kit Life Tracking Software: JETCAM International s.a.r.l
• Comprehensive Composite Manufacturing Platform: Autodesk
• Reusable Shipping and Storage Containers for High Value Assets: PRC Composites

The manufacturing category also features the Materials and Process Innovation Award. This year, the finalists are:
• Out-of-Autoclave Process: Low Cost, Low Cycle Time Motorcycle Helmets: Vistex Composites, LLC
• CFRTP Processing Technology Using Commingling, Fiber Laying, and Light Molding: Gifu University (Gifu, Japan)
• Significant Weight Reduction of Aircraft Seat: Oxeon AB
• 3D Foam Printing Technology: University of Central Florida

In the market growth category, the finalists for the Infinite Possibility Award are:
• Low Cost Carbon Fiber (LCCF): Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• Curved Pultrusion Process Applied to Highly Engineered Hollow Profiles: Shape Corp
• Ford/Magna Carbon Fiber Subframe: Ashland LLC

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