Project Announcement: Lightweighting Material Solutions for Maintenance & Sustainment

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to develop lightweight components that can be commercialized by leveraging recent breakthroughs in the production of low-cost raw material for carbon fiber. By using representative parts from the transportation industry, this project will demonstrate the feasibility to cost-effectively reduce overall vehicle weight, as well as demonstrate a reduction in maintenance costs while increasing the service life of vehicle components. One specific effort within this objective is to develop technology to use low-cost carbon fiber to produce lightweight composite wheel rims and other components, for use on commercial and military trucks.

To learn more about this project contact We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).