WFME 2014

The 9th annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo was a success as it brought a great turnout to the 4th floor of Rice Eccles Stadium Towers. It was held on March 5th and some of the images captured at the event can be seen below, in addition to the sponsors for the event. We're already looking forward to what next year holds in store.

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Sponsors of WFME 2014

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Abaris Training Resources, Inc



For more than 30 years Abaris Training Resources has worked to push the limits in advanced composite technologies. It is our mission to impart this knowledge in a hands on, comprehensive environment, aimed at preparing our students to be the most capable in their field.


TCR Composites, Inc.



A unique high-performance epoxy prepreg that is environmentally friendly and can be stored at ambient temperatures for up to one year. Let us help you with your toughest composite challenges!


Advanced Composites, Inc.



Advanced Composites, Inc. combines state of the art technology for composites design, fabrication and machining over 40 years of composites and engineering expertise providing filament winding and compression molding processes to manufacture complex structures a fully committed approach to problem solving through a thorough understanding of composite materials properties and processing to work directly on your project. For your success this time, next time, every time.


Diamond Mold



We specialize in precision machining services, quality injection molds, product design & development, composites design and fabrication, engineering services, and thermoform packaging.


Davis Applied Technology College



Davis Applied Technology College provides competency-based education in an open-entry, open-exit environment which prepares high school and adult students with career and technical skills. The flexibility of open-entry, open-exit scheduling allows students to start school anytime without waiting for a specific date (i.e. quarters or semesters). DATC's affordable tuition allows full-time adult students to attend for a base rate of $1.70/hour and high school students to attend at no tuition cost. DATC has 32 training programs in the Schools of Manufacturing, Transportation, Health Professions, Business and IT, Construction Trades, and Service Professions.


Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College



Looking for a high-quality yet affordable education? Let Ogden-Weber Tech College be your first choice for career and technical training. We have the programs you want, and when you are done, we can put you in touch with the employers who will want you.


Instron Corporation



Established in 1946, Instron manufactures and services materials testing instruments, systems, and accessories, providing you with comprehensive solutions for all your research, quality, and service-life testing requirements. Our machines evaluate the mechanical properties of materials and components using tension, compression, flexure, fatigue, impact, torsion and hardness tests. We offer a broad range of service capabilities, including calibration, training, technical support, and assistance with laboratory management.


Composites One



Composites One LLC is a family-owned distributor with 60 years of composites experience. Our network of 32 local distribution centers is dedicated to serving the composites manufacturing industry. With more than 30,000 products from over 400 supplier partners reaching 9,000 customers, Composites One is the leading distributor of composites materials in North America.


Janicki Industries



Founded and run by engineers, Janicki Industries designs and builds high-precision tooling for aerospace, marine, wind energy and transportation customers. Our R&D lab continuously pushes the boundaries of composite fabrication materials and techniques. Customer-needs drive this process. Our proprietary 5-axis CNC machines are unrivaled in scale and precision, with machining envelopes up to 100 feet in length. A full-service engineering company, we specialize in large complex projects with demanding timelines. Using enterprise project management software, we provide customers real-time information regarding project resources, timelines and costs.


TA Instruments - Waters LLC



TA Instruments reputation for high technology products, quality manufacturing and unbeatable after sales support is why more customers recommend TA products to their colleagues around the world. Headquartered in New Castle, DE, TA Instruments prides ourselves in the technical competence and professionalism that our sales force offers. We are the only thermal analysis, rheology, and microcalorimetry supplier recognized worldwide for our prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service staff, the hallmark of our company. Our technical support group is committed to handling all of your thermal analysis and rheology needs, and is available by phone, email and through the internet.


Oribi Manufacturing



Oribi Manufacturing is a production company dedicated to cost effective production of high performance composite parts. Specializing in fiber reinforced thermoplastic production using automated machinery and automated processing, Oribi is able to provide durable high performance thermoplastic parts at internationally competitive prices. Oribi has an extensive framework of manufacturing capabilities, products, personnel, and partnerships. Part design, mold design, mold fabrication, automated fiber lay-up, automated thermoforming, prototyping, CNC milling, CNC turning, and full scale part production lines are all available from one location. From start to finish, Oribi provides high performance, durable, and affordable thermoplastic parts.


Alpha Technologies/AvPro Inc.



Alpha Technologies is the world leader in the design, manufacture, service and support of precision rubber and polymer laboratory instrumentation and data acquisition / analysis software systems. Formerly a division of The Monsanto Company, Alpha Technologies has been in business since 1968 and became an independent company in 1995. Alpha Technologies is headquartered in Akron, Ohio and employs a customer-focused team of approximately 180 highly trained professionals around the world.


Salt Lake Community College



Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s largest college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 13 campuses and with online classes. All ages. Many interests. Flexible scheduling. With an exceptional range of academic and career-oriented options. A superb faculty—and a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:20—means our students get personal attention from exceptional academic and vocational professionals. With more than 120 areas of study, there’s a lot of room to grow. This is a place that high school graduates can take their first step into higher education and later transfer to a 4-year school. Where students can earn training and skills to take them directly into the workforce. Career professionals sharpen their skills. And anyone can take a class for their own enjoyment.


Controx Precision Cutting Tools



For more than 100 years, Neuhauser Prazisionswerkzeuge GmbH/Neuhauser Precision
Cutting Tools has been developing high precision standard and special tools of the highest quality
for machining in various industrial sectors. As a globally reputable manufacturer of special tools, we would like to assist you in optimizing your
production processes with our comprehensive know-how as your partner and supplier.


Teijin Aramid USA, Inc.



We are Teijin Aramid, a subsidiary of the Teijin Group with a passion for aramid. Our commitment both to our products and to our customers has made us a global leader in aramids. Wherever strength, safety, heat or flame resistance, low weight or sustainability is required, you will find our Twaron, Sulfron, Teijinconex or Technora. Our products are used worldwide in many different applications and markets, including automotive, ballistic protection, marine, civil engineering, protective clothing, optical fiber cables, and oil & gas. With our four high performance aramids produced at our plants in The Netherlands and Japan we offer the widest range of products. And, with unrivalled expertise and experience we are able to continuously work on further innovations. Often in cooperation with customers and partners through our worldwide sales and marketing organization. That's the power of aramid.


Assembly Guidance Systems, Inc.



Assembly Guidance Systems, Inc. was founded in 1988 to develop, deliver, and support the use of lasers to display 3D data in stand alone and integrated systems to enhance manual productivity. Assembly Guidance has performed every major “First” in laser display for manufacturing. Click on the time line for a sampling of innovations that make LASERGUIDE the most efficient 3D laser projection system available.


Intermountain Microscope and Imaging



Riverton, Utah based supplier of illumination, lenses, microscopes, slides and stages.


Technology Marketing, Inc.



Technology Marketing, Inc. is a distribution, sales and marketing, and manufacturing company. We serve the aerospace and other select fiber reinforced composites manufuring industry segments. We offer a wide range of high quality materials and accessories specifically tuned to the needs of composites manufacturers serving the aerospace, construction, automotive, marine, sporting goods, and kindred industries where lightweight structures require high strength and stiffness.


MTS Systems Corporation



Researchers, product developers and manufacturers worldwide rely on
MTS Systems Corporation to provide industry-leading testing and sensing solutions. Our products, services and unrivaled expertise allow customers to develop higher-quality products faster and more efficiently, optimizing the performance and reliability of everything from automobiles and aircraft to bridges and buildings to construction equipment and more.


Rock West Composites



Rock West Composites operates from a 20,000 sq. ft. office/manufacturing facility located in West Jordan, Utah, near Salt Lake City. 100 percent of our product manufacturing takes place on American soil. We fabricate in three disciplines, including Stock Tubing, Custom Tubing and Custom Molded Products


DIAB Inc



DIAB has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for over fifty years, supplying a wide range of markets including marine, wind energy, transportation, aerospace and industry


Weber State University



The Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and maintain a competitive advantage through proven aerospace management practices. Students will learn how to establish a strategic direction through efficient program and contract management, and how to maintain operational excellence through continuous process improvement. The Graduate Certificate will help prepare well-trained aerospace managers who are in increased demand in both the government and commercial aerospace sectors.


Henkel Aerospace



Henkel’s aerospace group has access to a wide range of solutions to address your aerospace needs. For cleaning, assembly applications and processing, the company’s reliable, efficient products are used on commercial aircraft, regional jets, business aircraft, jet engines and nacelles, as well as space and defense, helicopter and airline refurbishment and overhaul operations.


Siemens



Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Our PLM solutions can help you make smarter decisions that lead to better products.


Plascore, Inc.



Plascore, Inc. is a global manufacturer of honeycomb core, composite structures and cleanrooms. Plascore honeycomb core is specified wherever high strength-to-weight ratio, energy absorption or directional qualities are desired. Plascore honeycomb core, manufactured in various materials, and offered in different configurations of cell diameters, thicknesses and densities, are used in a wide range of OEM and R&D applications. Wherever there's a need for greater structural strength with less weight, you'll find Plascore honeycomb cores and technology.


A&P Technology, Inc.



A&P Technology is a seventh-generation, family-owned, world-leading producer of precision braided textiles. We began as an R&D division of Atkins & Pearce, America's largest and oldest braiding company and a dominant force in textile braid markets worldwide.


Element Materials Technology



We're a global network of laboratories with experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis. With a team of 1000 scientists, engineers and technicians working in laboratories located throughout the USA and Europe, we're a single go-to partner for quality, on-time materials technology solutions. And working one-on-one to manage project details and maximize their impact on an entire supply chain, we take customer service to an unprecedented level.


Dell



Dell Innovation Services (formerly eServ) We design and launch products on time and within budget by leveraging our team of
highly-skilled engineers. We improve products, save time and get your product to market faster. Our approach to product engineering support involves true collaboration with your company, and you only pay for the specific skill sets you need, when they are needed.


Entec Composite Machines



Entec Composite Machines provides filament winding machinery and equipment for some of the most recognized industries, including Aerospace, Oil & Gas, CNG Transportation and Wind Energy. Formed in 1962, Entec has over 50 years of experience in the filament winding industry. In 1999, Zoltek and Entec teamed together. With the filament winding experience of Entec and the carbon fiber manufacturing capabilities of Zoltek, this partnership allows us to provide customers with the complete solution for manufacturing composite parts.


SL-Laser Systems, LP



Innovative laser technology saves time and improves quality... SL-Laser combines technical ingenuity and a clear understanding process improvement to deliver a package that provides easily measurable savings. Setup times are dramatically reduced, production processes are simplified and quality improved. Easy to control and virtually maintenance-free devices enure the safe flow of your production and have a fast return on investment.


Huntsman Advanced Materials



Huntsman Advanced Materials is a leading global supplier of synthetic and formulated polymer systems for customers requiring high performance materials which outperform the properties, functionality and durability of traditional materials.


Netzsch Instruments North America, LLC



The Analyzing & Testing business unit of the NETZSCH Group develops and manufactures a complete high-precision instrument line for thermal analysis and thermophysical properties measurement, as well as offering world class commercial testing services in our laboratories. Our instrumentation is employed for research and quality control in the polymer sector, the chemical industry, the areas of inorganic and building materials, and environmental analysis. Instruments for controlling - such as for in-situ cure monitoring - complete our product line.


Conductive Composites



Conductive Composites Company is a global technology leader in the development of innovative products and technologies that enable conductivity and electromagnetic shielding (EMI) solutions. Applications include composite materials, polymeric systems, and energy storage and transmission. Conductive Composites offers a portfolio of conductive products that includes nickel nanostrands, nonwovens, nickel-coated carbon fiber, and a line of conductive EMI shielding polymeric products. All materials are traceable, with ISO certification in progress. Additional capabilities include consultation services, contract research, engineered materials, and system solutions.


Agilent Technologies



The world's premier measurement company.


Nammo Composite Solutions LLC



Our composite manufacturing operations are based in a state-of-the-art 67,000 square foot facility.The Nammo CS' staff includes engineers, designers, managers, composite technicians and skilled machinists. Our facility operates under a robust QA system compliant to AS9100 Rev C requirements. With surges in business, we run as many as three (3) shifts. Nammo CS has been in the business of designing and building advanced composite structures since 1991. Our expertise comes from many years of extensive composite manufacturing and engineering using filament winding, resin transfer molding (RTM), autoclave processing, and bladder molding for a broad range of products.


Spintech Ventures



Spintech Ventures provides revolutionary shape memory polymer technologies for composite manufacturing and structural repairs in aerospace, energy, automotive, defense, and consumer markets. Our patented Smart Tooling technology allows us to provide companies with configurable, reusable tooling for fabricating composite parts with complex geometries and/or trapped features that drastically reduce their labor and capital costs, while dramatically increasing production rates. Our composite patch technology provides users with a formable, composite patch that allows them to quickly and easily make structural repairs on almost any hard, non-porous surface.


Vectorply Corporation



Vectorply is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of composite reinforcement fabrics.


Industri-Tech LLC



IndustriTech has been serving the Intermountain West for over 25 years as an advanced composites ditributor. The company was founded in 1982 by owner and president Richard "Rick" McMillan as a distributorship for Airtech International. In 1983, the company became a distributor for Newport Adhesives and Composites, and in 1988, the company also became a distibutor for ADTECH Plastic systems, a division of CASS polymers. We are also a nationwide distributor for BGF Industries.


FlackTek Inc



The SpeedMixer eliminates air bubbles and mixes in disposable containers. It is used to mix colloids, fluids, powders, pastes, creams, grease, resins, inks, paints and silicones mixtures. Our lab size, small batch, manufacturing mixers have the capacity to mix in samples in seconds. Sample sizes range from, 1g - 5Kg, and can be mixed in cups and cartridges, including Semco. Absolutely no cleanup required.


Stiles Machinery



Stiles Machinery Inc. is the world's largest independent distributor of advanced CNC equipment for processing wood panels, solid wood, composites, plastic, glass, stone, and other materials. Founded in 1965, Stiles offers a Total Production Solutions approach to manufacturing, from equipment integration and manufacturing consulting to education, service and parts. Large processor or small shop, Stiles is your single best source for the tools and the knowledge you need to be competitive in your market. The way we see it, our business is helping your business succeed–whether through equipment solutions, new technology or educational opportunities.


Thermal Wave Imaging



Thermal Wave Imaging is the world's leading provider of thermal nondestructive testing solutions to the aerospace, power generation and automotive industries. Since 1993, TWI has played a pioneering role in moving Thermographic NDT technology from the laboratory to the "real world" of manufacturing and maintenance for many of the world's leading companies.


Henkel Corporation



As the worlds largest adhesive company Henkel Corporation offers solutions for industrial assembly and maintenance applications with Loctite and Hysol branded adhesives, cleaners, coatings, and surface treatments for aluminum and steel with the Alodine and Bonderite line of products. Frekote semi-permanent release agents to minimize fouling and ensure the highest number of releases possible per application. Local support provided for ease of product selection and application assistance, along with on-site training options are available.


The Scale Company



The Scale Company is a growing sales and service provider of first class periodic calibrations and weighing equipment of all size. Honesty, reliability, and trust are at the core of The Scale Company's expanding partner network which includes Rice Lake Weighing Systems, AND Engineering, Coti Global, Cardinal Scales, Flintec, Intelligent Weighing, Doran Scales, Pierce Construction, Halverson Company and many more to meet all your weighing needs. From the purchase of new equipment to repair and servicing of existing, our team observes safety and process requirements with the goal of achieving customer satisfaction. Experience our quality in calibration equipment consultation and in keeping your weighing equipment running smoothly.

Contact James Young at 1-801-656-8120 or james@NOSPAMthescaleco.com. (Remove NOSPAM from the address)


SINGLE Temperature Controls, Inc



The core competence of SINGLE is the development and production of high-performance, energy-efficient temperature control and cooling technology. With about 140 staff members worldwide and representations in more than thirty countries we have become firmly established among the leading providers in the market.


GoEngineer



GoEngineer Inc. is a unique business partner and has been helping engineering, manufacturing, and product design companies innovate and stay competitive for over 25 years. GoEngineers unique JumpStart rapid implementation services focus on assuring that customers quickly realize value from their software investment. GoEngineer provides best-in-class solutions from SolidWorks, Stratasys, CAMWorks, Altium, and Oracle Agile PLM with training, services, and technical support resources throughout the Western and South Central United States.


Tencate Advanced Composites



TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading supplier of thermoplastic and thermoset solutions for the Aerospace and Industrial industry. The thermoset composites from TenCate are used on satellites, radomes, unmaned aircraft, general aviation and military aircraft. TenCate also provides thermoset composites in high end industrial and recreational applications ranging from oil and gas to prosthetics to sporting equipment. We provide thermoset materials with epoxy, BMI, cyanate ester or high temperature polymide resin matrices.


Optimum Composite Technologies, LLC



Optimum specializes in the design, fabrication and production of type 3 and 4 alternative fuel cylinders. As a fuel storage specialist, Optimum is continuously seeking to advance in an ever-growing industry. Our goal is to provide our customers with high quality, safe, and durable fuel storage tanks to satisfy their needs. Optimum was established through a joint venture between Muramoto USA and Rocky Mountain Pressure Tanks. The company was formed with the synergy of an experienced American designer and a global manufacturing network. With over 23 years of combined experience in the design and fabrication of COPV's, Optimum is able to design and fabricate innumerable tanks of various types, sizes, uses, and operating pressures


Hexcel Corporation



Hexcel today offers a breadth and depth of products and services that is unmatched in the industry. From our worldwide manufacturing facilities we manufacture the full spectrum of advanced material solutions - this includes everything from carbon fiber and reinforcement fabrics to pre-impregnated materials (or "prepregs") and honeycomb core, tooling materials and finished aircraft structures.


PADT



Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) is the Southwest's leading provider of Numerical Simulation, Product Development, and Rapid Prototyping products and services. Companies from a variety of industries and of various sizes chose PADT as their engineering partner because of our technical expertise, experienced staff, and proven track record of creating long term win-win partnerships with both vendors and customers.


Composite Fabrics of America



Composite Fabrics of America (CFA) is a highly experienced specialty composites weaver located in North Carolina. We weave a multitude of advanced fibers including carbon, aramid, s-glass and high-molecular weight polyethylene. CFA is backed by 95 years of experience in the textile industry and has textile engineers and designers on staff who truly understand the principles of weaving.