U.S. Army DEVCOM AvMC Fund Thermoplastic Composite Repair Project

Qarbon Aerospace is participating in a thermoplastic composite repair project focused on expedient field repair of thermoplastic structures for aerospace including the evaluation of various repair methods and environmental conditions By DA Reporter / 19 Aug 2021

Qarbon Aerospace, Inc. has announced its participation in a thermoplastic composite repair project with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), made possible by funding through the U.S. Army DEVCOM Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) at Redstone Arsenal. 

The project is focused on expedient field repair of thermoplastic structures for aerospace including the evaluation of various repair methods, as well as environmental conditions. NCDMM is partnering with the U.S. Army Aviation community on this project. 

“This research is important to the Army as thermoplastics continue to play a role in future Aviation and Missiles Systems,” said Jessica Kelley from the U.S. Army.

“Understanding how these materials can be repaired in the field will lead to future sustainability of these systems where thermoplastics are being used. 

Qarbon Aerospace is a leading provider of large, complex composite and metallic structural components and assemblies such as fuselages, wings, flight control surfaces, and engine nacelles and components. 

The company has vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities from component fabrication through large-scale assembly as well as world-leading proprietary thermoplastics technologies. 

“Qarbon Aerospace is excited for the opportunity to work with both NCDMM and the DEVCOM AvMC on thermoplastic structure research and look forward to a long, productive relationship with these organizations,” said Evan Young, Head of Engineering. 

“We are grateful for the confidence these organizations place on the thermoplastic composite capabilities Qarbon Aerospace provides.” 

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