JEC Group has announced more details about the JEC Americas composites show, which takes place in Houston, USA, at the beginning of June. 

In the Innovation Corner on the show floor, JEC Group and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be featuring a 3D-printed Shelby Cobra classic car. 

The Shelby was printed at the Department of Energy's manufacturing demonstration Facility at ORNL using its Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine using 20% carbon fiber reinforced ABS material and has a Class A surface finish. ‘We are very proud to be the first american composites show to showcase this innovative vehicle that is very promising for the future of manufacturing in the US and in the world,said Peter Zezima, JEC Americas sales director. 

NASA speaker

In addition, Ron Garan, former NASA astronaut, will deliver the opening day keynote on 2 June.
The Group suggests that successful ventures have emerged from various JEC programs in the past, such as the C-Ply composite concept developed by CHOMARAT in a cooperation which began on a 2011 JEC platform. In Houston, participants will include Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of British Columbia, Tianjing Polytechnic University, TUM, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and Purdue University. 

JEC Americas also features the South American Pavilion organized by Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO), which will bring participants from Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Columbia. 

This story is reprinted from material from JEC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. 

 

In the Innovation Corner on the show floor, JEC Group and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be featuring a 3D-printed Shelby Cobra classic car.
In the Innovation Corner on the show floor, JEC Group and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will be featuring a 3D-printed Shelby Cobra classic car.