Advaero Technologies, a nanotechnology spin-off of the N.C. A&T College of Engineering, has successfully completed initial trials of “a revolutionary carbon composite product,” the company has announced. The product is designed to make aircraft components lighter and less expensive. It uses a new fabric technology and a new resin infusion process from Advaero.
“Utilizing Advaero’s novel resin infusion process, the higher strength-to-weight performance of this new composite and the projected lower processing costs are significant – making it particularly attractive and potentially a ‘game changer’ in the manufacture of commercial aircraft components,” the company said.
Advaero is working on the project with Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Chomarat Textile Industries. Dr. Ajit Kelkar, an A&T engineering professor and chairman of the Department of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, was a founder of Advaero. The company is located at the Gateway University Research Park, South Campus.