Inspired by other public/private composites institutes across the globe, the founders of IACMI—The Composites Institute cast their vision in 2015: to move composites manufacturing forward and inspire new composites applications. Our mission is to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative composites manufacturing technologies. Our goal is to spur the growth of low-cost, energy efficient advanced composites applications. Our collaborative work through public-private partnerships drives domestic production capacity, strengthens U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, and elevates job creation across the U.S. composites industry.
IACMI was funded for its first 5 years under the Manufacturing USA Initiative of the US Department of Energy, supplemented by state funding and industry cost sharing. In 2021 we restructured, and today we continue as a focal point of R&D for the composites industry. We recognize the great value and untapped potential of composites to make our nation much more energy-efficient in nearly every sector of commercial activity.