ACG Awarded US Navy Grant to Develop Out of Autoclave Composite Processing Technology

Advanced Composites Group Inc. a member of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM) - a division of Umeco plc, has been awarded $1.967 million from the United States Navy for research and development efforts in support of its Out-of-Autoclave (OoA) processable materials and technology.

Advanced Composite Group's OoA program "Lightweight Composite Structures phase 3" continues the work of previous programs to increase the technology readiness level of a number of OoA capable prepreg materials, including the MTM45-1 and MTM47 systems, to permit deployment on military and other air and space vehicles.

The contract will be administered through Naval Air Systems Command Patuxent River and will support advanced fiber placement, process development, the manufacture of demonstrator parts and design database generation.

Advanced Composites Group Inc. (part of Umeco Composites Structural Materials [UCSM] North America). Based in Tulsa - Oklahoma, Advanced Composites Group (ACG) Inc. is a manufacturer of advanced composites materials and tooling. ACG specialises in the manufacture of high performance composite materials for a diverse range of industries such as motorsport, aerospace, marine, automotive, construction, wind energy and leisure sports. The main focus of the Group's business, which operates through three divisions, is the manufacture of prepregs for components and tooling. ACG has manufacturing operations in Heanor and Manchester in the UK, and Tulsa in the USA. The Group is managed from its head office in Heanor and employs approximately 400 professionals worldwide.

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