Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware
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UD Engineering Faculty Award

Congratulations to UD Center For Composite Materials Assoc. Director, Mark Mirotznik on receiving UD Engineering "Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Entrepreneurship" for his research impact & leadership creating new initiatives in #AdditiveManufacturing capabilities that are nationally recognized.

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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 please follow the below link.

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May 14, 2021

3:00 PM (EST)
Session Six: Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Part I: Materials by Design, from Micro to Mesoscale

Click below for list of presenters

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Hiring Postdoctoral Researchers

To conduct modeling & simulation of short fiber composites for mechanical property predictions and manufacturing process development, establish mechanisms through key experiments in the lab and validate results with coupon and sub-component testing.

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TuFF Technology is Taking Off

This core technology to revolutionize high-speed composites manufacturing to enable the flying taxis of the future, repair our nation’s infrastructure and improve manufacturing capabilities.

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Additive Manufacturing at UD-CCM

CCM Assoc. Director & ECE Prof. Mark Mirotznik and alum Soumitra Biswas devised a way to make a novel lens using additive manufacturing, a group of technologies designed to build #3D objects by laying down layer after layer of material.

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36th Annual ASC Conference

Virtual Conference Dates:
September 19-21, 2021

Composites Ingenuity Taking on Challenges in Environment-Energy-Economy

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UD-CCM receives $2.7M NASA award

The collaborative xEMU spacesuit program will design, manufacture, and test composite components, as well as, develop impact and damage resistant lightweight composite designs and fabricate flight quality composite hardware for verification testing.

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Watch SAMPE 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

UD-CCM team accepts Delmonte Award (9:20). Prof. Kun Fu, UD-CCM joint faculty of Mechanical Engineering and CCM-MSEG alumna Dr. Danning Zhang, accept the 2020 Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award (23:14)

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$13.6M received from Army Research Lab

Program to create new composite materials, processing & manufacturing methods and/or use existing materials & manufacturing methods in novel ways to achieve new levels of lightweight, affordable, durable & multi-functional composites

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U.S. Dept. of Energy awards UD-CCM $2.5M

UD-CCM project “Circular Economy of Composites enabled by TUFF Technology” selected to tackle challenges in plastic waste - Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills.

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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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Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Awards UD-CCM $1.9M for 2020-2021

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NASA-ULI Awards UD-CCM $5.9M

Using newly developed TuFF material to address technology barriers in manufacturing of complex geometry composite parts for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and commercial air platforms, meeting aerospace performance at automotive-like production rates, and to transition technology to our industrial partner followed the US industrial by base.

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UD-CCM wins $5.9M ARPA-e program

UD-CCM research teams have created the “TuFF internal WRAP for Rapid Pipeline Repair” (TuFF iWRAP) program, establishing a novel composite material feedstock and robotic placement process to fabricate stand-alone structural pipe within existing pipelines.

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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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Current Industry Consortium Members

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