Established in 2000 as the Navy’s Center of Excellence for composites manufacturing technology. CMTC is one of nine Centers of Excellence that serve as technology resources to the Office of Naval Research under the Navy Manufacturing Technology Program (MANTECH).
The Centers are focal points for the development of manufacturing processes and equipment in a cooperative environment with industry, academia, and the Navy industrial facilities and laboratories.
CMTC develops improved manufacturing processes for composites and advanced materials and facilitates technology transfer for the resolution of manufacturing and repair issues identified and prioritized by the Navy’s Program Executive Offices, other Department of Defense (DoD) services and industry. The developed technologies have application to modern DoD aircraft, surface ships, submarines, land vehicles, and associated weapons and missiles.