Long Island to house advanced composites technology center

Published: September 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Design

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (Sept. 5, 10 a.m. ET) — The Long Island Forum for Technology plans to open an advanced materials center that will focus on composites.

LIFT has purchased a 25,000 square foot building in Plainview, N.Y., that will house its Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technology Innovation Center.

LIFT President Frank Otto said the center will “serve as a premier resource for composite prototype production across diverse markets, from aerospace, and defense to energy, infrastructure, and transportation.”

The center is scheduled to open in the second half of 2013. It will include automated fiber placement machines, filament winding system, large and small autoclaves, vacuum assisted resin transfer molding system and a compression molding heated press.

The center also will include a clean room with an automated singly ply cutter, walk-in ovens, a machine shop for post machining and tool design, test and inspection cells, a storage area with walk-in freezers, and a training area with CAD/CAM composite software suites.

The center also will be home to training programs covering composite material handling, design and manufacturing. The center will coordinate Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook State University of New York to offer certificate and degree programs in advanced composite technologies.

“I am confident that AMMTIC, as one of the nation’s first dedicated prototype composite facilities, will further position Long Island at the national level as a major driver of the advanced manufacturing initiative,” Otto said in a news release.

LIFT is a non-profit economic development organization that works with the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership.


Comments

Long Island to house advanced composites technology center

Published: September 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Plasan investing in capacity, jobs to supply auto market with carbon fiber

September 19, 2014 3:05 pm ET

Growth in the emerging automotive market for carbon-fiber composites has spurred a $29 million investment in a Walker, Mich., factory    More

Image

Toyoda Gosei expanding in Mexico

September 19, 2014 2:33 pm ET

Toyoda Gosei North America Corp. is investing $67 million in a 398,000-square-foot plant in central Mexico to supply the automotive industry with...    More

Exo-s buys injection and blow molder in Mexico, expands footprint

September 19, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Custom molder Exo-s Inc. has bought an injection and blow molding operation in San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, Mexico.    More

Image

Smartphone work adds 52 percent to sales for China's Eva Precision

September 18, 2014 4:37 pm ET

Growth in supplying the smartphone and automotive industries helped Chinese processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. push injection molding sales up 52...    More

Image

Cascade Engineering founder Keller to step down as CEO

September 16, 2014 8:33 pm ET

Cascade Engineering Inc. is undergoing a transition as President Mark Miller will also add the role of CEO, replacing founder Fred Keller, who has led...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events