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National Composite Center to Showcase Key Technologies

  • Sunday, 15th October 2006
  • Reading time: about 2 minutes

The National Composite Center (NCC) will showcase key technologies including Rapid Fibre Preforming, Long Fibre Thermoplastics (LFT), closed moulding and testing services at Composites & Polycon 2006.

In addition to seeing the types of sample parts these technologies can produce, visitors will be able to interact with composite design experts. The centre’s design optimization line-up has been organized by Dr. Brian Knouff under a new company Composites DOC, LLC, housed at NCC. , the company expands the range of design resources available to customers. Key partners of Composites

To help advance the fast growing market of nano-composites, NCC received Wright Frontier Grants to house and support three projects. The centre received $1.5 million for production, acceleration and commercialization of a new fabrication process for carbon nanofibres and nanotube membranes, and a grant for $1,800,000 is being used to launch a program for nano-enhanced sheet moulding compound (SMC). A Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanomaterials and Devices (CMPND) is also being established at NCC,

In September NCC held a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize its newest investment in the composite industry – the Dayton Campus for Advanced Materials Technologies (DC-AMT). DC-AMT has been established to develop advanced materials and manufacturing processes, support high-tech tenants and nurture lean manufacturing and emerging technologies and products.

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