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IBEX 2018: Growth, 3D printing and thermoplastic composites in the marine industry

IBEX 2018: Growth, 3D printing and thermoplastic composites in the marine industry

Written by Paul

October 23, 2018

IBEX 2018 welcomed 4,300 attendees and 700 exhibitors, an increase of 23% and 14%, respectively. SOURCE: IBEX. In its seventh year of growth, the marine industry is surging in boat production and new models. This could be seen in the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX, Oct. 2-4, Tampa, FL, US), which posted a 23% increase in attendees to reach 4,300 and a 14% increase in exhibitors, totaling 700 different companies. Four International Pavilions — Australia, France, Italy and South Korea — were part of a growing global presence, with 55 countries represented this year. The heart of IBEX, its Education Conference, also saw growth this year, with seminar sales up 27%. For me, notable topics were 3D printed composite production tooling and thermoplastic composites. Highlights and composites-focused offerings included: The IBEX Special Seminar: Designing for Speed , which featured a panel of the industry’s top boat designers […]

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