University of Delaware, Center for Composite Materials

Basic and applied research in processing, materials and performance of multifunctional composites. Design, structural and impact analysis (CAD/CAE/CAM), modeling, simulation, and testing capabilities. Additive manufacturing, process development and component level manufacturing. See ccm.udel.edu for the latest updates.

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

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As Seen In CompositesWorld

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.

RETOOLING THEORY AND PRACTICE
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

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