TUFF MATERIAL

09.07.20 02:02 AM By Dirk - Comment(s)

Article by Julie Stewart Photos | by Evan Krape and courtesy of the Center for Composite Materials | Video by Ally Quinn and Paul Puglisi | July 06, 2020

When airplanes and automobiles were newfangled inventions a century ago, they contained parts crafted from wood or metal. Today, aircraft...

March 2019: TuFF Fiber Count Contest 

06.05.20 06:09 PM By Dirk - Comment(s)

UD-CCM recently revealed a new composite material feedstock at the Defense Manufacturing Conference held in Nashville, TN, December 3-6, 2018. Under the DARPA TFF program, the UD-CCM led-team developed a novel discontinuous carbon fiber composite feedstock with equivalent properties to continuous fi...

May 2015: Composites Automation LLC wins navy SBIR Phase I award

06.05.20 05:44 PM By Dirk - Comment(s)

The U.S. Navy is moving towards higher utilization of composites to reduce weight and improve structural properties, while meeting other requirements including cost, maintenance and signature control. Structures fabricated from unidirectional prepreg laminae processed using autoclave exhibit the hig...

May 2015: Composites Automation LLC wins Navy STTR Phase I award

06.05.20 05:41 PM By Dirk - Comment(s)

A multi-scale/multi-physics software will be developed to predict manufacturing-induced defects due to materials, parts, tools and processes. Potential defects include voids, ply waviness, delaminations, fiber wrinkling, resin starvation/rich areas, and distortion/warpage caused from to...

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