Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre
Based within Cranfield's Manufacturing and Materials Department, the Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre works closely with industry, non-government organisations and government agencies. Our clients include Airbus, BAE Systems, BASF, Bombardier, Boeing, Ford, GKN, Hexcel, Lola and Scott Bader. An extensive range of facilities underpins the work of the Centre including our state-of-the-art laboratory where we undertake composites' manufacturing related research. The Centre supports Masters' level teaching, short courses, consultancy and research for our clients. Working alongside our academic and technical support staff, we offer an excellent environment for research students to participate in exciting projects associated with polymers and polymer composites.
"The Centre specialises particularly in advanced process monitoring in composites manufacture and in shape forming technologies in composites and power-filled systems. Areas of special expertise include; Thermosetting resins, Material behaviour, Dielectric cure and fibre optic monitoring, Micro-moulding, Powder moulding for ceramic and metallic components."