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Events Calendar

February 22, 2017

WEBINAR: Getting to know MEP—the Manufacturing Extension Partnership 

The NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national program focused on supporting the growth and retention of manufacturing in the US. MEP touches 30,000 small manufacturers annually, with a focus to solve manufacturers’ biggest challenges and identify opportunities for growth. This webinar will provide an overview of the national program and present examples of how this national network has assisted many composite-related manufacturers’ across the country with projects such as productivity improvement, access to new technology, New Product Development and Workforce Development.

Speaker: Mary Ann Pacelli, M.Ed. | Manager, Workforce Development | NIST


February 22-23, 2017

4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit   ACMA-Event-logo

The 4th Lightweight Vehicle Manufacturing Summit 2017 is returning to Detroit on 22-23 February to showcase the latest innovations in adhesives, additive manufacturing, machine learning, multi-material joining methods, corrosion mitigation techniques and more. This is the key event for examining mixed-material joining, forming & surface treatment techniques to drive scalable lightweight manufacturing.


March 26-30, 2017

Corrosion Conference & Expo 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Come and meet ACMA representatives at the Composites Pavilion at NACE International’s annual CORROSION Conference and Expo event (ACMA Booth # 2528). The pavilion will provide an opportunity for attendees to discover the composites industry who will highlight the use of composites in corrosion resistant equipment. To register and attend this event:


April 4-5, 2017

North American Pultrusion Conference ACMA-Event-logo

Atlanta, GA

This is the first North American Pultrusion Conference, being held in partnership with the European Pultrusion Technology Association. The event will bring together leaders in the industry, customers and OEMS, and suppliers to discuss the latest opportunities for pultrusion world-wide. Don’t miss this chance to network and learn in Atlanta!


April 27-29, 2017

AIA Orlando 2017 Architecture Expo 2017 ACMA-Event-logo

Orlando, Florida

This year, ACMA will hold its fourth annual Composites Pavilion at the American Institute of Architects Convention (ACMA Booth # 1831 and 2030). The pavilion will feature Composites Central, a forum for presentations on composites technology advances in architecture, and the second annual Composites in Architecture Design Challenge. To register and attend this event:


May 2-4, 2017

CCT-Instructor Course ACMA-Event-logo

Polynt Composites Application Center, North Kansas City, Missouri

The Certified Composites Technician Instructor course is an opportunity for current CCT qualified individuals to become qualified instructors.  The 2.5 day course will combine classroom training technics with hands on exercises in a composites manufacturing laboratory to reinforce and show practical technics to deliver instruction.  The class will culminate with review and a written exam that challenges attendees to show knowledge in the practical, learning theory and technical skills covered during the course.  Participants who successfully complete the course are certified to teach CCT study courses and administer the CCT exams to candidates. These CCT- Instructors will be able to take the learned skills and provided materials back to their company and throughout the industry to deliver more effective and engaging training.


May 22-25, 2017

SAMPE Seattle 

Seattle, Washington

SAMPE Seattle is the only technical conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. Over 250 exhibiting companies showcase their products and solutions during this event. Furthermore, the technical conference features the latest technologies and research advancements in the industry.


September 11-14, 2017

CAMX ACMA-Event-logo

Orlando, FL

Created by ACMA and SAMPE to connect and advance all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities, CAMX is an all-encompassing event. Regardless of the application — transportation, aerospace, marine, wind energy, software, construction and infrastructure, medical, academics, sports and leisure — CAMX is the must-attend event for products, solutions, networking, and advanced industry thinking.