Dassault Systèmes Will Drive Adoption of Clean Energy Products as Part of $70 Million U.S. Department of Energy Grant
Dassault Systèmes , the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced it is a charter member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a 122-member consortium awarded a $70 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the newly formed institute is to create better composite materials and technologies for rapid deployment within the automotive, wind turbine and compressed gas storage industries.
The new institute, announced today by President Obama, will focus on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites that combine strong fibers with tough plastics to yield materials that are lighter and stronger than steel. While advanced composites are used in selective industries such as aerospace, military vehicles, satellites and luxury cars, these materials remain expensive, require large amounts of energy to manufacture and are difficult to recycle. IACMI is dedicated to overcoming these barriers by developing low-cost, high-production, energy-efficient manufacturing and recycling processes for composites applications.