NetComposites
Thermwood

Diaphorm Awarded $3M U.S. Army Research Lab Contract

24 October 2002

The Diaphorm Division of Solectria has been awarded a five-year, $3 million Cooperative Agreement by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to investigate the use of proprietary Diaphorm composite preforming technology for military applications.

The stated goals of this program include proof-of-concept of prototype systems, extensive testing and property testing of composite laminates made using the Diaphorm technology, incorporating these parts into a demonstrator military component, and investigating the feasibility of production scale-up.

""We are pleased with this research opportunity to demonstrate how our proprietary DIAPHORM technology can greatly lower the cost of composite parts -- both structural and armor related -- and the weight of the vehicle into which they are integrated, while substantially improving overall part quality and performance,"" said Vasilios Brachos, engineering and operations manager of the Diaphorm division.

This contract represents part of a broader expansion of the Diaphorm division as it moves forward in developing materials and processes for a wide range of defense and commercial applications, in addition to creating products for the automotive and sporting goods industries. Full information on Diaphorm's engineering services and expertise as a composite molder may be found at Diaphorm's newly launched website.





Share this story


Related / You might like...

‘Inspired from Life, We Reinforce Life’ Says Kordsa’s New Campaign

Kordsa, operating in tire, construction reinforcement and composites technologies market with its mission ‘We Reinforce Life’, has launched a new campaign with the slogan ‘Inspired from life, we reinforce life’.

Dura Composites Launch New Co-Extruded Fire-Rated & Slip-Resistant Decking Ranges

Dura Composites has expanded its Dura Deck range to include Dura Deck Resist, a co-extruded decking board with an innovative 360 degree outer angle which protects its core from the elements, as well as a new and improved Dura Deck Eco.

USQ Delivers Technology Workshop on Composite Rebars

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has partnered with Composites Australia to provide Australian civil and composite engineers with access to the latest knowledge on an innovative reinforcing solution to the costly corrosion of concrete infrastructure.