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ATC Partners with University of Delaware and NASA

By December 10, 2020No Comments

ATC is proud to announce its partnership in the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials / NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) Award.  The project is ‘Composite Manufacturing Technologies for Aerospace Performance at Automotive Production Rates’ and the topic is ‘Materials and Structures for Next-Generation Aerospace Systems’.

The project will use the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials’ newly developed aligned discontinuous #TuFF material to address technology barriers in manufacturing of complex geometry composite parts for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and commercial air platforms, and to transition technology to industrial partners and the US industrial base.

ATC was chosen for its success in fabricating thermoplastic composite structures, its excellent R&D Team, being an aerospace supplier with AS9100 certification for over ten years, and its ability to meet aerospace performance requirements at automotive production rates.   ATC was previously part of the DARPA RApid High-Performance Molding (RAPM) for Small Parts, led by Boeing.

The Principal Investigator on the project is Dr. John Gillespie, Jr., Director of the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials.  Other participants in the program are Joby Aviation, Spirit AeroSystems, and Southern University.

To learn more about University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials, click here.