Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware
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Student Achievement Day

UD-CCM considers it important to recognize the success of its students because the knowledge gained at UD-CCM furthers the scientific inquiry and technological advances in composites all over the world.

For a list of this year's winners and a recording of the event, please follow the below link.

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TuFF Materials

UD-CCM has developed the Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming (TuFF), a sheet material that attains UD prepreg-level fiber volume and properties thanks to a high degree of fiber alignment and length control, yet forms readily into complex shapes due to its in-plane stretchability.

For details on the TuFF program, please visit our dedicated Tuff webpage.

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Roboze 500 coming to UD-CCM

University of Delaware – Center for Composite Materials chooses Roboze ARGO 500 to support US ARMY Programs.

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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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UD MakerGym

Pioneering research is underway in the new UD MakerGym's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, under CCM’s Digital Design and Additive Manufacturing leadership, Associate Director, Mark Mirotznik and Assistant Director, Larry (LJ) R. Holmes, Jr.

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MAT162 2020 Courses

The 2020 Progressive Composite Damage Modeling in LS-DYNA course schedule is now up! This one-day workshop provides a comparison between available composite models in LS-DYNA for shell and solid elements, e.g., MAT2, MAT54, MAT59, & MAT162.

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Research that is out of this world

In 2016, more than 200 student researchers and interns were involved with projects and activities at the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM), where Director John Gillespie Jr. has helped establish a top facility and open-lab philosophy.

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World-Class Research

Campus was abuzz on Tuesday, Aug. 23, as U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) returned to his alma mater to tour research labs and meet with faculty, students and industry partners in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and College of Health Sciences.

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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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