The mission of the Composites Processing and Fabrication ("Composites") Subpanel is to identify and integrate requirements / solutions for manufacturing of composites across the Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, Missile Defense Agency, Office of Secretary of Defense, Department of Energy, industry, and academia to accelerate implementation across the DoD industrial base. The scope includes composites manufacturing technology efforts in support of both new production and sustainment/readiness activities for fielded systems.
The Subpanel comes together to identify common needs, foster joint project planning and conduct annual portfolio reviews to coordinate all Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology (DoD ManTech) Program composites projects to eliminate unwarranted duplication and identify common requirements. The Subpanel members discusses and remain cognizant of state of the art technology developments and innovative and disruptive technologies related to composites and new manufacturing technologies.
The Composites Subpanel contributes to the overall goal of the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) and the DoD ManTech Program to improve mission capability, improve readiness, and reduce total ownership costs. The scope of the Composites Subpanel includes but are not limited to the following; manufacturing and related technologies for the fabrication of parts and assemblies from composite materials, to include polymer matrix composites, certain metal matrix composites (MMC) and ceramic matrix composites (CMC), carbon matrix composites, and other materials that have similar forms and/or use similar processes.