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The Composite Materials Technology Group maintains a broad base of research and manufacturing expertise for composite materials. Facilities and process equipment have the flexibility to support both the development of new manufacturing concepts and the demonstration of large prototype components. Technology developments and manufacturing demonstrations are documented for use by industry.

Manfacturing Capabilities:

  • Bonding and Fastening
  • Composites Assembly
  • Composites Lay-up
  • Composites Machining
  • Composites Repair
  • Dry Filament Winding
  • Electron Beam Curing
  • Fabrication Tool Design
  • Filament Prepregging
  • Microwave Curing
  • Reaction Injection Molding
  • Recycle and Re-use
  • Resin Transfer Molding
  • Structural Injection Molding
  • Surface Coatings
  • Tape Prepregging
  • Tape Winding
  • Thermal Curing
  • Wet Filament Winding

Process Development:

  • Autoclave
  • Curing Ovens
  • High-Temperature Ovens
  • Hazardous Materials Storage
  • Laboratory Hoods
  • Platen Presses
  • Satellite Accumulation Area
  • Strand Winding Machine

Composites Manufacturing Equipment:

  • Assembly/Balancing Stand
  • Curing Ovens
  • Four Axis Fiber Placement Machine
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Hydroclave
  • Helical Winding Machine
  • Resin Transfer Machine
  • Tape Prepregging Machine
  • WyMax/FiberGrafix Workstation