Composite Structures Manufacturing Facility

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Redstone Arsenal
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000
United States

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The Composite Structures Manufacturing Facility specializes in the design, analysis, fabrication and testing of advanced composite structures and materials for both missile and aviation applications. Composite material processing and fabrication capabilities include; filament winding, hand lay-up, compression molding, resin transfer molding, injection molding, vacuum bagging, resin formulation, autoclave and standard oven curing. Composite structures and materials testing capabilities include; Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), mechanical property, and hydrostatic burst testing. The Composites Manufacturing Facility provides AMRDEC engineers with a "hands on" capability in missile and aviation composites manufacturing from project concept, through fabrication, and testing. This facility is the Government's principal repository of technical expertise in this area.

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