The Composites Consortium (TCC)
The Composites Consortium (TCC) is an integrated team of more than 30 separate entities, including (traditional and non-traditional) defense contractors, weapons systems prime contractors, composites industry suppliers, small businesses and academic institutions. The consortium is built on a strong foundation of technical excellence, teamwork, data sharing, and effective program management.
The vision of The Composites Consortium is to create a cooperative environment of industry, academia and federally funded facilities and laboratories that nurtures development and continuous improvement of composite manufacturing processes and technology transfer. TCC harnesses members’ broad array of technical and operational capabilities to conceptualize and develop innovative composites-based solutions for improving the performance and reducing the cost of DoD weapons systems.
The Composites Consortium (TCC), formed in 2000, principally supports the ONR Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), and has served as a performer for other federal agencies including:
- OSD ManTech
- Army Research Laboratory
- Natick Soldier Center
- Picatinny Arsenal
- Air Force Research Laboratory
- Marine Corp Forces Pacific
- Department of Homeland Security
TCC Membership is open to organizations that are serious users of composites technology as well as organizations focused on composites research. TCC consists of organizations possessing industrial and research capabilities important to the Government.
The Composites Consortium:
- Advances the use of innovative manufacturing processes, lightweight and advanced materials, and composites -- for DoD sea, land and air applications.
- Brings together industry, academia and government to promote the use of advanced materials and novel manufacturing practices and to discuss the future R&D needs.
- Provides a mechanism for the development of enabling manufacturing technology and the transition of proven technology from the R&D lab to the factory floor.
- Promotes discussion of opportunities and potential obstacles from the designers' perspective regarding the use of advanced manufacturing processes and materials to reduce weight and improve performance.
- Facilitates industry, academia and government collaboration to reduce weapon system costs.
- Enhances the industrial capability and competitiveness of domestic manufacturing.
For additional information about joining The Composites Consortium please contact:
James K. Sutter, Ph.D.
Chairman, The Composites Consortium (TCC)
Coordinator, The Composites Consortium (TCC)
Ph: 864-646-4503 | Cell: 864-710-1791