KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing (IACMI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) outlining a collaborative arrangement in which both will work to bring advanced composite materials and technologies to the marketplace. The agreement provides the framework for collaboration in research, product development, commercialization, workforce training and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Advanced composite materials—such as carbon fiber—are up to three times as strong and twice as light as the lightest metals used in many current applications. In the automotive sector, advanced composites could halve the weight of a passenger car and improve its fuel efficiency by roughly 35 percent without compromising performance or safety.