Project Announcement: Optimizing Approaches for Multi-Scale, Multi-Component Laminate / Composite Structures

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of development and testing of multilayer forced assembly coextrusion processing as a convergent manufacturing technique for producing high performance composite material samples and prototypes for commercial and military products.

An industry partner will be expected to leverage new design analysis tools, material development and manufacturing processes, and qualification and testing procedures to assess emerging multi-component laminate/composite structures and components for multilayer forced-assembly co-extrusion (MLFACE).  Special emphasis will be placed on demonstrating in-situ polymer fiber/matrix processing followed by maximal drawing under controlled conditions; carrying out detailed mechanical property characterization and selection of candidate materials for mechanical and ballistic evaluation; and, utilizing property data to optimize selected material systems for comprehensive performance testing in extreme thermal environments.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 4/2/24.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).