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Greetings from the CAMX Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

Angela Schrader
September 28, 2016

CAM X logo

Greetings from CAMX!

As the logo suggests, CAMX is a composites and advanced materials expo. But that really doesn’t do it justice. It is a monster event that brings together people and companies that are leading the way in the composites and advanced materials all over the world. The event includes technical sessions, meetings, competitions, exhibits and more featuring experts from numerous industries – from transportation to wind energy to construction and infrastructure to consumer products … even engineering software companies. It is one of our can’t-miss events of the year.

Why do we love going to CAMX?

  • We are very enthusiastic about composites and advanced materials. We continue to work with research and industry partners to improve simulation capabilities for their design and manufacture.
  • We enjoy collaboration with other experts at CAMX. It is a great experience to share our R&D as well as learn from others.
  • We enjoy meeting people in the Exhibit Hall (especially customers or would be customers). “It is great to talk face to face with people about how our software can help with their design and analysis challenges” says Autodesk Composites Tech Specialist Dan Milligan (pictured below).
  • We enjoy roaming the Exhibit Hall and geeking out over all the cool products and new tech

Find us at CAMX!

As in years past, we have a two-pronged approach to CAMX: exhibiting our software solutions and presenting our ongoing research and development. Here’s how you can find us:

Exhibit Hall

Visit the Autodesk booth in the exhibit hall at booth F28.  This year we have our whole composites product family with us: Nastran, Delcam, TruX and Helius. Our experts will be on-hand to give demos and talk to you about our Autodesk software offerings and the challenges that you face when working with advanced materials.


Multiscale Modeling Methodology for Short Fiber Filled Injection Molded Parts Subjected to Bending Loads:
Model Enhancements [Tech Paper]

Don Robins, Distinguished Research Engineer, Autodesk, Inc.

Tuesday, September 27
3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

To facilitate progressive failure structural simulation of short fiber filled injection molded parts, Autodesk has developed multiscale modeling methodology and software to seamlessly link the results of injection molding simulation with subsequent nonlinear multiscale structural response simulation. The key features of the methodology include:1) Automated mapping of the predicted fiber orientation distribution onto the finite element mesh that will be used for the nonlinear structural response simulation, 2) Enhancement of the structural response simulation with a multiscale, progressive failure, constitutive model for short fiber filled plastic materials that accounts for plasticity and rupture of the matrix constituent material, resulting in a composite material that exhibits an anisotropic, nonlinear response, and 3) A robust, automated material characterization process that uses a minimal amount of simple tensile test data from the short fiber filled plastic material to fit the parameters of the multiscale, progressive failure, constitutive model. Read more.

If you are at CAMX – come find us! If you would like to know more about our portfolio of software solutions for design, analysis and manufacture of composites and advanced materials – CONTACT US!

Above from left to right: Autodesk Composites Tech Specialist Dan Milligan holds the fort (and is photo bombed) at the Helius demo station. Dan met with Dr. Pierre Mertiny, Professor of Mechanical Engineering a the University of Alberta. Nastran Product Manager Mitch Muncy chats with visitors from 3M.


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