Composites Manufacturing Magazine 


Composites Manufacturing is the official publication of the American Composites Manufacturers Association. Published bimonthly, it offers practical assessments of the current state of the composites industry as well as thoughtful explorations of the opportunities and challenges ahead. It includes timely coverage of core market segments, materials, processes and technical education plus topics such as sustainability, plant safety, operational efficiency and research advances. The magazine also features profiles of some of the most accomplished people and innovative companies in the composites community.

2017 Editorial Calendar

Editorial coverage includes a focus on core market segments, legislative and regulatory issues and technical education.

2017 Issues Feature Topic Market Spotlight Materials & Processes Ad Space Close Art Due
January/February State of the Industry: Where are We Headed?  Consumer Products Ballistics Materials 11/30/2016 12/2/2016
March/April Composites Compatibility: Working in Tandem with Other Materials Architecture Out-of-Autoclave Manufacturing 1/27/2017 2/1/2017
May/June Succession Planning: Firming Up Your Company's Future Renewable Energy Composites Recycling 3/30/2017 4/3/2017
July/August University R&D: Innovations on the Horizon The Rail Industry: Tracks, Platforms & Vehicles Composites Analysis & Testing 6/1/2017 6/5/2017


Lessons from the Leaders: OEMs Share Ideas
CAMX: Bonus Distribution

Aerospace Advances in Automation 7/28/2017 8/2/2017
November/December Disruptive Technology: Gaining Ground on Traditional Materials Automotive Additive Manufacturing 9/28/2017 10/2/2017

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