Advanced Manufacturing and Out-of-Autoclave Processing for Composites and Nanocomposites

HPMI is developing and improving affordable manufacturing processes that provide rapid, custom-made composite fabrication capabilities. This research thrust focuses on out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes such as HPMI’s home-grown Resin Infusion between Double Flexible Tooling (RIDFT) technology and high-temperature vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process.

Related Research Projects:

  • SOCAT: Socket Optimized for Comfort with Advanced Technologies
  • Low cost composite manufacturing with RIDFT
  • High temperature VARTM process development
  • 3D RTM/VARTM manufacturability simulator - RTMSim
  • Multiscale (polymer/fiber/nanoparticle) composite processing
  • Rapid fabrication of custom composite prosthetics devices
  • Displaced foam dispersion technique for multiscale composites