The Composite Materials Manufacturaing HUB - Crowd Sourcing as the Norm

R. Byron Pipes, Purdue University - Main Campus
Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University - Main Campus
Mark R. Pipes, Developlment Consultants, Inc.

Date of this Version



COMPOSITES 2012, Feb. 21-23, 2012 at Las Vegas, Nevada


The Composites Manufacturing HUB puts compo- sites manufacturing simulations in the hands of those who need them to invent new and innovative ways to capture the extraordinary benefits of these high perfor- mance products at an acceptable manufactured cost. The HUB provides the user simple browser access to power- ful tools that simulate the actual steps and outcome con- ditions of a complex manufacturing process without the need to download and maintain software in the conven- tional manner. Learning use of the manufacturing simu- lation tools will also be accomplished on the HUB in or- der to allow for continuous learning and growth of the human talent required in composites manufacturing.


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology