The Composites Research Laboratory (CORE) at the University of Maryland, College Park provides an environment for educational, research, and development activity in composite materials and structures. The goals of the laboratory are to promote the understanding and the use of composite materials, to maintain up-to-date manufacturing and testing facilities to conduct basic research, and to provide an accessible knowledge and technology base.

CORE is comprised of facilities which allow the full spectrum of specimen manufacture, preparation, inspection, and testing. The manufacture of composite components and specimens can be done in either an autoclave or a vacuum hot press. A layup facility allows the fabrication of flat laminates with arbitrary stacking sequences. This facility includes the necessary templates to accurately cut preimpregnated tape, and two four-section cure assemblies with caul plates and aluminum dams.

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