The visitors included Susan Proctor, strategic initiatives director at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and John Hopkins, chief executive of the IACMI
. They were joined by Dr Faye Smith, materials and advanced manufacturing specialist at the Department for International Trade.
Although the workshop's name might suggest an event teaching the basics of compression molding or how to run a compression press, the workshop instead featured a series of morning talks by industry experts, as well as afternoon tours and molding demos highlighting several innovative IACMI research programs on advanced composites for U.S.
IACMI Chief Executive Officer John Hopkins followed by giving background on the formation of the consortium and its links to the U.S.
LIFT, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, and IACMI
, The Composites Institute, two Manufacturing USA institutes, have announced a combined investment of around USD50m in their shared manufacturing scale-up facility in Detroit.
Brosius also led a panel discussion on International Industry-Institute Collaboration with members from the NCC, including Paul Gallen, sector lead for automotive; IACMI
Chief Technology Officer Uday Vaidya; Director of Polymer Engineering and Deputy Director Frank Henning; as well as Ian Swentek, applications development engineer with Hexion Inc.