Every year, JEC Composites hosts the JEC Innovation Awards to highlight and celebrate some of the most boundary-pushing technologies and innovations within the composites segment. The competition has been held by the company for 15 years and has awarded 177 companies and 433 partners for their composite projects. This year, three 3D printing composite technologies have been named as finalists in the JEC Innovation Awards.
Netherlands-based CEAD has been nominated as a finalist for its CFAM Prime additive manufacturing system capable of printing large-scale fiber-reinforced thermoplastic structures. The CFAM Prime (which stands for Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing) also boasts a rapid throughput (averaging 15 kg/hr) and is capable of running for 24 hours without an operator.