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Join AMS at CAMX 2019 in Anaheim

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2019 Composites & Advanced Materials Expo in Anaheim


The Composites & Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) delivers the right exhibitions, the right educational programs, and the right people – all in one place. From aerospace to automotive, construction to marine, industrial manufacturing to sporting goods, CAMX is the place to replace the materials of yesterday with more cost-efficient, high-performance composites that can form a brighter future.

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IKONICS Advanced Material Solutions (AMS) will be exhibiting at the CAMX 2019 expo on September 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Stop by Booth #Y67 and discover a new way to machine composites, ceramics and other challenging substrates with the Precision Abrasive Machining process.

IKONICS AMS uses Precision Abrasive Machining (PAM), a non-traditional machining process, to perforate composite materials. PAM advantages include; perforations in any shape, high precision repeatability, complex cure capabilities, no secondary machining process needed, and much more. Materials compatibility include carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, CMC’s, silicon carbide, and more.

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Complimentary Education at CAMX


Deep learning, knowledge sharing, and dynamic demonstrations take your CAMX education experience to new heights! CAMX goes beyond the classroom with hands-on access to what’s now and next in materials, technology, and manufacturing innovation.

Join Wes Barton, Senior Application & Sales Specialist for IKONICS AMS, for his free educational session, Machining Methods for Perforating Composites, on Wednesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.

The need for greater fuel efficiency in the Aerospace Industry continues to drive the use of more advanced, lighter weight and structurally sound composite materials.  Engine liners, thrust reversers and blocker doors are a few examples where critical perforations are needed. While traditional perforation machining methods such as CNC or Waterjet drilling were an efficient means to create perforations in metals, use of those perforation methods on composite materials were found to impart stresses, create loose fibers, burrs, and often cause delamination of the composite layers.

Thanks to a unique blend of two well-known existing technologies, an unexpected process has emerged that eliminates these issues and offers benefits not possible with traditional machining methods.  AMS uses a specially designed photoresist mask combined with dry abrasive blasting to create ultra clean and precise perforations with none of the damaging effects associated with traditional methods. This session will compare various perforation methods in use today, show how the dry abrasive machining process works, show samples, discuss unforeseen advantages from a recent NASA study, and review results of other lab study data.

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