Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Dagher to give update on floating offshore wind project Feb. 6

Habib Dagher, executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, will provide an update Feb. 6 to the UMaine community on a floating offshore wind project aimed at developing a clean, renewable energy source off Maine’s coast. Dagher, the principal investigator of the Aqua Ventus offshore wind program, will […]

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Boatbuilding at ASCC

UMaine Composites Center receives $500,000 to help boatbuilders incorporate 3D printing technology

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) has received $500,000 from the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) to form a technology cluster to help Maine boatbuilders explore how large-scale 3D printing using economical, wood-filled plastics can provide the industry with a competitive advantage. The cluster brings together the expertise of UMaine […]

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Media publish UMaine release about $500K grant for Composites Center

Boothbay Register, Wiscasset Newspaper and Penobscot Bay Pilot published a University of Maine news release about a $500,000 Maine Technology Institute grant awarded to the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The grant will be used to form a technology cluster to help Maine boatbuilders explore how large-scale 3D printing using economical, wood-filled plastics can […]

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Trade Only Today mentions Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Trade Only Today reported Hinckley Yachts partnered with the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center to create a 3D printed electric boat. The company worked with the center to design parts and choose materials that would withstand the sun, and to print a console to a higher level of accuracy made possible with […]

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Transportation Center, rapidly deployable bridge system celebrated

Plans for the highly competitive $14.2 million, five-year grant recently awarded to the University of Maine to establish a University Transportation Center were the focus of a media event Aug. 8, led by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt and Advanced Structures and Composites Center Executive […]

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Media report on celebration of DOT grant for Composites Center

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz, Construction Dive and For Construction Pros reported on the Aug. 8 testing of a bridge and celebration of a $14.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve transportation in Maine at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. UMaine […]

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Advanced Infrastructure Bridge Testing

Innovative bridge system exceeds expectations during testing

The University of Maine unveiled an innovative, rapidly deployable bridge system Thursday, July 12 at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Engineers, Maine Department of Transportation officials, business leaders, investors, researchers, staff and representatives from Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (UMaine’s licensee for the original “Bridge-in-a-Backpack”) attended the event, at which a composite bridge girder was strength-tested […]

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Transportation infrastructure

UMaine wins $14.2M DOT award to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to save taxpayer dollars by extending the life of transportation assets, including bridges, roads and rail. The DOT will provide as […]

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