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The Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, focuses on comprehensive research and development to prototyping of advanced fiber reinforced plastics and composites. The core competency of the FCMF is in product and process development, characterization, modeling & simulation, nondestructive evaluation of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites.

About 20 undergraduate and 15 graduate students work at the FCMF and gain experience in composites technologies. The team collaborates with industry for problem-solving, testing, and product development.

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50000 Face Shields for COVID-19

Proud of our team in their dedication and effort to produce 50,000 face shields for the University of Tennessee (UT) campus in response to Covid19 needs. Every student, staff and visitor will receive a UT-shield, a brilliant patented design by Dr. Maged Guerguis, of the College of Architecture. Our own Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF) team was responsible for the engineering, development and production of the face shields.

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Funding Opportunity For Veteran Graduate Student / Graduate Assistant At FCMF

The Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF) has graduate assistantship opportunities for US Armed Forces Veteran student(s). This will be an excellent opportunity to advance your graduate, networking and community support skills.

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FCMF will be hosting its 2nd Annual Open House on August 2nd, 2019

On Friday, August 2nd, 2019, Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF) will be hosting its 2nd annual Open House at 11.30 am.
This Open house will be honoring the collaborations across the TN manufacturing ecosystem (ORNL, UT, IACMI, trade associations, industry) that is growing rapidly. Notably the IACMI program is in its 4th year and the investments continue to happen.

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FCMF, IACMI and Team Integrating Composites into the Friendship Bell Park

The team of the Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility – FCMF at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville collaborated with many groups supporting the Oak Ridge community, including the City of Oak RidgeOak Ridge National Laboratory; and IACMI – The Composites Institute in creating the Friendship Bell Pavillion Carbon Fiber Beams.

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FCMF Welcomes Summer UG and IACMI Interns

FCMF welcomes the following IACMI interns and UT undergraduate work study students who have joined our team for Summer 2019.

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The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) is a partnership of industry, universities, and national universities, as well as federal, state, and local governments that are working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security.

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Featured Partner: Plasmatreat

By developing its Openair® Plasma technology, Plasmatreat established itself as one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of plasma equipment and as a globally operating provider of surface technology services.

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JEC Composites

With a network of 250,000 professionals, JEC Group is the largest composite organization in the world. It represents, promotes, and helps develop composite markets by providing global and local networking and information services.

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The American Composites Manufacturers Association provides a forum for members of the composites industry to come together to develop shared market opportunities and deal with common challenges. It is an unmatched source of up-to-date information about the composites industry.

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SPE Composites

SPE Composites promotes and disseminates information on the science, engineering fundamentals, and applications of engineered polymer composites. The Composites Division promotes the benefits of composite materials and reports on the latest in materials, processes, and application developments.

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Composites World

Composites World is a business-to-business media brand that produces a monthly print magazine, digital media, research, and live events for the global composites market.

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The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering is a global professional member society that provides information and updates on the latest advanced materials and processing technologies.

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