University of Delaware, Center for Composite Materials

101 Academy St.
Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory
Newark , DE 19716 US


As Seen In CompositesWorld

TuFF feedstock

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 1: Feedstock
Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

CCM University of Delaware, unidirectional laminate with biaxial forming without splitting

JEC World 2019: Center for Composites Materials, University of Delaware
The Center for Composite Materials (CCM) at the University of Delaware introduced at JEC a new fiber-based product called TuFF (Tailored Universal Feedstock for Forming).

composites award

Center for Composite Materials calls for Medal of Excellence nominations
The call for nominations is open until March 31, 2019, and the winner will be awarded at the American Society for Composites Technical Conference held in September.

Michelman to partner with AZL Aachen GmbH
Michelman’s latest move is part of its partnership strategy to further advance and improve composite development throughout the industry.

Lynx automated fiber placement (AFP) equipment

McNair Aerospace Center: Closing the composites education gap
As the composites industry in South Carolina continues to expand through Boeing and its tier suppliers, composites education follows suit through the McNair Center.

Out-of-autoclave processing: <1% void content?
Research sheds light on air and air-bubble behavior in OOA aerospace prepregs.

SAMPE Seattle 2014 Report
The Society’s reconfigured Spring advanced materials event in Seattle, Wash., attracts speakers, exhibitors and attendees in large numbers and international dimensions.

2010 review: High-Performance Fibers Conference
CompositesWorld’s annual gathering of advanced fibers experts considers a large slate of topics, ranging from export control reform to “smart” microwires.

To meet the critical need for knowledgeable composites engineers and technicians, public/private partnerships are molding new applications-driven and transportable educational models.

Inside Analysis: Simulating VARTM for better infusion
A resin flow simulation tool is helping to optimize liquid molding of aerospace parts.

Product Categories of University of Delaware, Center for Composite Materials

3-D printing
Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Aerospace, radomes
Armor, ceramic
Armor, composite
Autoclave cure
Autoclave cure
Automatic tape laying
Automatic tape laying
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
Automotive, underhood
CAD/CAM/CAE design
Compression molding
Compression molding
Consulting, materials
Consulting, other
Consulting, process development
Consulting, structual design
Continuous fiber/thermoplastic resin
Continuous fiber/thermoset resin
Continuous laminating
Continuous laminating
Continuous laminating machines
Cure-monitoring equipment
Discontinuous fiber/thermoset resin
Discontinuous fiber/thermoset resin
Fiber placement
Fiber placement
Filament winding
Filament winding
Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
Hand layup
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Impregnation lines
Infrastructure, composite
Inspection services
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
Marine, docks/pilings
Marine, other
Market research
Materials analysis
Other additive manufacturing
Other composite structures
Other fabricating services
Other primary manufacturing equipment
Other thermoplastics fabricating services
Other thermoset fabricating services
Personnel recruitment
Preform manufacturing equipment
Preform manufacturing equipment
Pressure forming
Pressure forming
Pressure vessels
Product design
Recycling services
Repair services, composites
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
Small format/tooling & prototyping
Small format/tooling, prototyping & production
Software for infusion flow analysis
Testing, materials
Vacuum forming
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding equipment (VARTM
Viscosity measurement equipment
Welding and sealing