Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware

Summer Symposium

This annual event showcases the dedication and innovative research conducted by our interns, ranging from high school to graduate students.

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Thank You!

Reflecting on the unforgettable 50th Anniversary of UD-CCM. Thank you to everyone who made it special!

Join us for more at ICCM24 in Baltimore, MD, Aug 4-8, 2025!

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CCM CONNECTS: Research Series

Next Session:
August 6th at 11:00 AM in Room 106. Check link below for more information.

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Legacy Award Recipients

The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials is excited to announce the inaugural CCM Legacy Award recipients.

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NASA University Innovation Spotlight

Hear from our summer interns and the incredible aviation work taking place in universities and colleges through NASA's UI project.

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JEC Composites Innovation Awards

World's First Ultra-lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Door Assembly nominated for Innovation Award at JEC World 2024.

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NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

Review the key moments and achievements showcased during the 3rd Annual Review

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UD-CCM and NASA Johnson Space Center

are working together to develop components of the next-generation Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) spacesuit.

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The MEDE CRA – 10 Years Toward the Future

Capstone Event Highlights Accomplishments in Materials by Design for Protective Materials
Jan 20, 2022

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Additive Manufacturing at UD-CCM

Services for our Manufacturing and Composites Industry Partners: process development and optimization, materials development & characterization, mechanical & impact testing and product design & development.

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UD-CCM partners with Mikrosam

Great things happening in Automated Composite Manufacturing at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials! We’ve selected Mikrosam & their US representative Composite Automation LLC to deliver an integrated ATP machine for automatic placement of dry, thermoset and thermoplastic tape.

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TuFF Material

World’s strongest short fiber composite material for metal replacement achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.

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CCM Capabilities

21st Century Design & Manufacturing

  • Basic Research
    Six research thrust areas describe Center interdisciplinary research in composites. Find out more
  • Product Development
    Provide products and services to the industry using state-of-the-art computer-aided technologies and leveraging our expertise in design and product development practices. Find out more
  • Engineering Services
    Four state-of-the-art laboratories for test and evaluation of advanced materials for a wide range of environments and conditions.
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  • TUFF Innovation
    The TuFF (Tailored Universal Feedstock for Forming) feedstock consists of a highly aligned discontinuous carbon fiber preform in thin-ply format, which can be combined with thermoplastic or thermoset resins for prepreg, or used in dry form for infusion-based manufacturing processes.
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