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October 26-29, 2015

CAMX - The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo
Dallas,TX
With superior design flexibility, lower costs, and unmatched durability, composites are rapidly establishing themselves as the "Go-to Solution" for end users, design engineers and architects. The Digging Down and Building Up with Composites event offered best practices, cost and durability comparisons and leading edge designs within the corrosion, mining, infrastructure and architecture markets.  

October 1, 2015

Face-To-Face: Member Networking Event
Greenville, SC
Industry professionals gathered for food, drinks, and networking in Greenville, South Carolina for Face-To-Face: Member Networking Event. These regional events are for member company representatives and non-members to learn about ACMA's current programs and activities as well as meet other composites industry professionals in the region.  

October 13-16, 2014

CAMX - The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo
Orlando, FL
Co-produced 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. 

April 2-4, 2014

IYRS/ACMA CCT Training Seminar
Bristol, RI
The annual IYRS/ACMA CCT Training Seminar combines rigourous CCT classroom training with dymanic hands-on lab experience. This unique three-day program prepares participants to sit for the following ACMA-administered CCT exams: Open Molding, Vacuum Infusion Process, Light Resin Transfer Molding, Wind Blade Repair. 

April 1-3, 2014

Composites Executive Forum
Washington, DC
ACMA's inaugural Composites Executive Forum provided the composites industry, specifically senior business executives, with a venue for understanding emerging markets and the broad range of applications that are setting the stage for composites growth. 

March 11-12, 2014

CCT-Instructor Course
Arlington, VA
Gain the tools needed to demonstrate leadership, facilitate cost-effective training and improve efficiencies and knowledge within your company. The Certified Composites Technician-Instructor course qualifies participants to teach CCT study courses and administer the CCT exam to candidates within their company and throughout the industry.


December 18, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Webinar
Engineering Laminates for Infusion
James Jones, Americas Region Manager, Composites Consulting Group
All too often, when making the switch from open molding to vacuum infusion, the effects on mechanical properties aren't taken into consideration and in some cases a re-structuring must be engineered entirely. This webinar explored essential processing characteristics, mechanical properties of common composite materials and infusion-specific products. Participants gained key insights and lessons learned from producing thoroughly wet out, well-compacted laminate without air bubbles or dry spots.

December 11, 2013 - 2:00 PM 

Webinar
Strategies to Strengthen Your Business
Kevin J. McArdle
, Founder, McArdle Business Advisors
Every exceptional business starts with a vision - and a leader to back it up. Without a clear vision, companies struggle to make significant strides forward. Momentum requires focus and direction, and a vision provides both. This webinar offered attendees an in-depth discussion that outlines the process for creating a roadmap to strengthen and grow your company. It also provideed a checklist of strategic questions and best practices that can be implemented immediately to turn your vision into reality.

November 21, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Policy Spotlight LIVE: Conflict Minerals Update
The Securities and Exchange Commission requires publicly held companies to conduct annual due diligence of supply chains to determine the presence of any "conflict minerals." Consequently, many privately held composites manufacturers are receiving inquiries from their customers about the presence and origin of any tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold in supplied products. ACMA hosted a series of members-only conflict minerals reporting webinars which allowed member companies to ask questions and receive updates on this issue.


November 14, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Webinar - Free for ACMA Members
Grants 101: Identifying, Securing and Implementing Federal Funds
This webinar showed how ACMA Members might take advantage of funding programs/opportunities from the federal government focusing on:
- Value in pursuing these opportunities
- Types of programs and how to identify them
- Putting together a proposal
- Identifying obligations as well as common pitfalls/concerns


November 13-14, 2013

CCT-Instructor Course 
Arlington, VA
Gain the tools needed to demonstrate leadership, facilitate cost-effective training and improve efficiencies and knowledge within your company. The Certified Composites Technician-Instructor course qualifies participants to teach CCT study courses and administer the CCT exam to candidates within their company and throughout the industry.


November 6-7, 2013

Chemical Processing Symposium
Galveston, TX
The Chemical Processing Symposium offered attendees the latest research, best practices and case studies for chemical corrosion management with non-metallics. With a focus on applications and design for engineers, this symposium provided essential education for chemical companies and manufacturers.

July 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Webinar
Products Liability Litigation: How to Reduce Your Company's Exposure
Steven Henry,JD, MSM, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
This webinar described the scope of products liability risk specific to companies in the composites industry - even to those companies that produce or sell overtly benign products. Participants gained strategies, tactics and suggestions for conducting a product liability risk assessment, while gaining proactive steps that can reduce the risk associated with product liability. This webinar addressed the scope of risk for composite manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers. Attendees walked away with a greater understanding of the challenges posed by products liability litigation and a composites company roadmap to lessen the risk.


June 24, 2013 - 2:00 PM 

Webinar
Cosmetics and Surface Profiling
Bob Lacovara,CCM, CCT-I, President, Convergent Composites
This webinar examined the mechanisms of resin shrinkage along with a series of factors that interact with the curing process, this includes; resin selection, in-plant variables, laminate design and production timing issues. The presentation also highlighted how to optimize the contributing factors to minimize surface profiling and improve overall cosmetics.


June 19, 2013 - 2:00 PM 

Webinar
Understanding True Costs - ACMA's Production Cost Estimator Program
ACMA MEMBERS ONLY 
Douglas Caudle, President, Piedmont Fiberglass
This webinar outlined how ACMA-member company Piedmont Fiberglass implemented and benefited from ACMA’s Production Cost Estimator Program. This powerful and easy to use ACMA tool gives businesses the opportunity calculate all aspects of manufacturing, not just labor and materials. Hear how Piedmont Fiberglass was able to adjust pricing so that all of their products manufactured were profitable.


June 12, 2013 - 2:00 PM 

Webinar
Utilizing Recycled Fiberglass for Affordable Green Composites Technology
Rich Cubeta, President & CEO, SolidCast Polymer Technolocy 
Solid cast polymer utilizes recycled fiberglass by encapsulating it in environmentally responsible, composite products such as pipe, manholes and railroad ties. Employment of light-weight fiberglass designs have improved the auto and aerospace industry’s fuel efficiencies, while simultaneously giving rise to an entire alternative wind energy market. Consequently, each industry has succeeded in reducing their carbon footprint. Ironically, these same fiberglass materials, offering countless energy and environmental benefits, have looming issues regarding disposal and reclamation. Fiberglass is not biodegradable and is not easily recycled. These industries are facing growing sustainability problems regarding increased hazardous landfill costs and burdening waste-fiberglass inventories. Solid cast polymer offers the marketplace a viable cradle-to-cradle remedy.


May 29, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Webinar
Transition to Sustainable Quality: Better and Better Every Day
Kenda James,
Quality Manager, General Composites, Inc.
Quality is pivotal in developing successful processes and products. However, without sustained performance, quality delivery can decline. We’ll share a roadmap for success so Quality works for your company instead of vice versa. With so many quality programs available, how do you know what is right for your composites operation? This webinar looked at “Best of Breed” across decades of quality programs, as well as several case studies and a walk-through of a decision tree to help determine what to include in your quality program. 


May 22-23, 2013

Composites Build America National Lobby Day
Washington, DC
The annual Composites Build America National Lobby Day is an essential part of ACMA's advocacy initiative as it gives legislators a chance to speak directly with composites business leaders. It also helps grow composites markets by providing insight into federal policies that will shape and determine matieral selections in areas such as energy, defnse and infrastructure.


May 15-16, 2013

Digging Down and Building Up with Composites
Denver, CO
With superior design flexibility, lower costs, and unmatched durability, composites are rapidly establishing themselves as the "Go-to Solution" for end users, design engineers and architects. The Digging Down and Building Up with Composites event offered best practices, cost and durability comparisons and leading edge designs within the corrosion, mining, infrastructure and architecture markets.