HOUSTON — More than 9,000 people attended the JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences June 2-4 at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center.
They saw new composites technology in applications from energy, automotive, aerospace and other markets.
The show had 750 exhibitors. One highlight: a 3-D printed Shelby Cobra, developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, printed using 20 percent carbon fiber-reinforced ABS.
Keynote speeches were given by former NASA astronaut Ron Garan, and Byron Pipes, the John Bray Distinguished professor of Engineering at Purdue University.
According to JEC, North America accounts for about one-third of the global composites market.
Again this year, JEC Americas was collocated with Techtextil North America, and Texprocess Americas, shows that highlight the textile and non-woven industries.
The next JEC Americas show will be in Atlanta on May 3-5, 2016.