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JEC Innovation Awards 2010: and the winners are…


JEC is announcing the new winners of the JEC Innovation Awards Programme 2010. This year, 11 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Show (April 13-15, 2010). Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on their technical interest, market potential, partnership, financial impact and originality.

The decision to give prominence to these projects was based on their atypical nature and various noteworthy aspects. The 2010 JEC Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday April 13th during the opening ceremony and will be open to all visitors.

The 2010 Innovation Awards competition is supported actively by UMECO Composites (Official Partner) and Huntsman Advanced Materials (Platinum sponsor).

This year stands out for the increase in the number of applications and by their distribution. Participation is worldwide, with applications from 22 different countries in Europe, South Africa, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

In the Automation category, Magestic Systems Inc., along with its partners, Lockheed Martin and Nikon Metrology tied for first place! 
Their Cured Laminate Compensation (clc) Process is an innovative composite manufacturing solution for saving composite material and increasing production throughput.

It harnesses the vast capabilities of both Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar technology and MSI’s Ply Compensation™ System (PCS™). The benefits of this methodology are twofold: first, manufacturers can overcome the difficult engineering specifications set in place for composite parts; and second, they can achieve success with minimal waste. The synergy between Magestic Systems’ PCS™ and Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar offers composite part manufacturers a seamless solution – utilizing metrology, ply nesting and laser projection technologies to produce composite parts within engineering tolerances. By combining Laser Radar and PCS™ technologies, manufacturers put in place an automated Metrology-Assisted Production process that delivers parts of predictable quality, while rigorously reducing scrap and maintaining accuracy, scalability, and ease of use.

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