The technological breakthroughs of the future are associated with composites by many, and it is the generation of today’s students who are faced to develop this area. The initiative of UTC Aerospace Systems makes it possible to bring together the theoretical part of the training process with practical one, to develop novel composites and technologies for the aerospace and defense sectors together with engineers and researchers of the company in a new state-of-the-art Materials and Process Engineering laboratory.
Lab capabilities include additive manufacturing (“3D printing”) to build metal and plastic engineering development parts, as well as high-temperature composites. These composites are used for aircraft brakes and nanomaterials to develop light-weight metal matrix and polymer composites for a variety of applications across UTC Aerospace Systems.
The Materials Engineering Center of Excellence raised funding in the amount of $1 million, but the Materials and Process Engineering laboratory funding reached $8 million.