Finalists Announced for 2019 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE)

ACMA announces finalists for 2019 ACE recognizing Design, Manufacturing and Market Growth. Winners will be unveiled at CAMX 2019 in …

ACMA announces finalists for 2019 ACE recognizing Design, Manufacturing and Market Growth. Winners will be unveiled at CAMX 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

August 26, 2019 (Arlington, VA.) – The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is proud to announce the finalist for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), sponsored by Composites One. ACE is a prestigious composites industry competition that recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in design, manufacturing and market growth. The winning entries and finalists will all be on display in the ACE Award Pavilion at the fifth annual CAMX-The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, from Sep. 23-26, 2019.

For 26 years, the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) have recognized the superior product and process achievements that are the forefront of innovation to the industry. This annual competition and product showcase hosted by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) recognizes superiority in engineering and design as well as improvements and innovation in equipment and manufacturing. The products, equipment and processes that receive this distinguished recognition have significant impact within the market as well as a proven understanding of composites.

Join fellow industry peers at the ACE Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, September 24 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the innovative companies that are shaping composites as the 2019 ACE winners are revealed and receive their awards.

This year’s finalists are:

Design Category

Composite Light Pole
Appalachian Plastics, Inc.

First 3-D Printed, all-Polymeric Lightning Strike Protection System for CFRPs
Oak Ride National Laboratory

Carbon Fiber Braided Arched Beams in Park & Recreation
University of Tennessee

Manufacturing Category

State-of-the-art Integrated ICME and Data Management Solution
e-Xstream engineering

Processing Technology for Maximum Performance with Carbon based SMC Grades
ENGEL Austria GmbH

In-Process Inspection for Composite Manufacturing
Fives Lund

3D Printing Magnetically Aligned Composites

Air Press Molding: A New Way Towards High-quality Products
HP Composites SpA

In Situ Impregnation of Fiber Tow for Thermoplastic Composite AM/AFP
InSitu Composites, LLC

CrossTrack MTL (Material Tracking Lite) v5
JETCAM International s.a.r.l.

In-mold Assembly (IMA) Rotational Kinematic Linkage
Magna Exteriors

Multi-robot System for Automated Tool-less Layup of Thermoplastics UD Tapes

Automating the Design & Manufacture of Composite Tooling using AI

Virtual DMA to Characterize the Viscoelastic Behavior of Complex Microstructures

Advanced Structures Technology & Revolutionary Architecture (ASTRA) Demonstrator
Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

Envir-Bond, a Green Initiative by Toray Performance Materials Corporation
Toray Performance Materials Corporation

AR/VR Modules for Composites Manufacturing STEM, Work force & Training
University of Tennessee

Automated Manufacturing of Composites using Smart Compression Molding Process
Vistex Composites

Market Growth Category

The Future of Manufacturing
Continuous Composites

Unmanned Composite Rescue Buoy for Emergency Lifesaving Operations
Hydronalix LLC

Styrene Free SMC which Meets California Proposition 65

Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming (TuFF)
University of Delaware

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