Composite Manufacturing Laboratory
The Composite Manufacturing Laboratory has all the major equipment to fabricate fiber-reinforced polymer composite structures. Selection of a method for a particular part, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use. Specific equipment available for composite part manufacturing are Autoclave, Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Autoclave, Vacuum Infusion, Compression Molding, and Injection Molding. Large scale composite structures such as composite bridge components, complex aircraft structural parts, and housing panels have been constructed using these facilities. Experimental testing facility and structural simulation capability are available to evaluate the performance of the manufactured parts. Current focus includes additive manufacturing of polymer composites, microwave curing and process modeling.