A workshop on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Manufacturing (held January 13, 2014, in Arlington, VA) brought together stakeholders from industry and academia to discuss manufacturing of composites. The workshop explored emerging FRP composite market applications in clean energy and barriers to the development and widespread commercial use of these lightweight, high-strength and high-stiffness materials. Improving the manufacturing speed and quality-and reducing their manufacturing costs-could accelerate their use in automotive, wind, compressed gas storage and other clean energy and industrial applications.
Results from two Requests for Information (RFI) on fiber reinforced polymer composites:
- Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Request for Information (RFI) Released August 2013 RFI DE-FOA-0000980
- Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Request for Information (RFI), Part 2 Released December 2013 RFI DE-FOA-0001056
* TRL Levels updated on p. 7 of the Summary Report