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David Erb Featured Speaker at SPE ACCE

David Erb, Senior R&D Program Manager, was recently as the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) where he gave an overview of UMaine’s work to reverse engineer a metallic differential cover for a 1998 GMC truck using thermoplastic resins and carbon/glass fiber molded via thermoforming. Jeff Sloan, Editor-in-Chief of Composites […]

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Cross-laminated Timber

Cross-Laminated Timber Focus of BDN article on regional economic growth

The Bangor Daily News recently featured UMaine’s cross-laminated timber research in its “series seeking to understand how the Bangor region could grow its economy.” From the BDN: “Mass timber and CLT is the first real wood product that competes with and displaces steel and concrete rather than other wood products,” said Stephen Shaler, director of UMaine’s […]

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VolturnUS passes ABS review

VolturnUS passes ABS review

ABS review demonstrates feasibility of semisubmersible foundation concept for floating offshore wind turbines Orono, Maine – The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine […]

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Gardner

Gardner Receives Dr. Jackie Rehkopf 2nd Place Best Paper Award At SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition

A paper published by Dr. Douglas J. Gardner was recognized with the Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Second Place Best Paper Award at the Society of of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition in recognition of excellence in technical writing The paper is titled: “Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Basalt-Carbon Fiber-Filled Recycled Polypropylene and Polyamide Composites.” The abstract reads: This […]

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ORPC and University of Maine ASCC team members for the Power Take Off Project

ORPC successfully concludes Power Take-off testing at UMaine

PORTLAND and ORONO, Maine — Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has successfully completed full-scale testing of a specialized, water-lubricated bearing system and associated driveline components designed for underwater systems that capture energy from ocean tides and river currents at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The purpose is to make the systems […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

Caribou, Orono teams win Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center hosted the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the 9th Annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge for more than 350 middle- and high-school students Friday, May 19. 2017 Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge Winners: Caribou High School “The Currents” Bangor High School “Float-a-neers” Bangor High School “Wind Warriors” 9th Annual Maine Wind […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, Maine Wind Blade Challenge Slated for May 19, 2017

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle- and high-school STEM competitions May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the 9th Annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle school and high school students — […]

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