The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced 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 Oct. 16-18, 2018.


For 25 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, October 16 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the innovative companies that are shaping composites as the 2018 ACE winners are revealed and receive their awards.


This year's finalists are:


Design Category


Energy Absorbing, Durable, Fire Resistant, Cost-effective, NextGen Composite System

West Virginia University


Manufacturing Category


Automated Carbon Fiber Preforming Technology With Continuous Z Axis Reinforcement

Seriforge, Inc.


Composite Material Roll and Kit Life Tracking Software

JETCAM International S.A.R.L.


Holistic Simulation Software for Additive Manufacturing

e-Xstream engineering


Smart Manufacturing Helper Using Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0

Ruiz Aerospace Manufacturing


Material Simulation Software to Reduce Development Time of New Composites



Arevo's 3D Printed Bike



Torsional Welding of PDC Sensors on Thin Wall Fascia

Magna Exteriors


Tailored Reinforcements for Light, Impact Resistant Canoe, Efficiently Manufactured

The Composites Development Center of Quebec


Market Growth Category


Large Area 3D Printer for Thermoset Materials

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Innovative Composite Wind Blade Enables Cost Competitive Residential Turbines

Vistex Composites LLC



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