SOLUTIONS DESIGN

With a long history of innovation in the aerospace industry, FMI has the capability to expand into a variety of applications that are well suited to performance materials.

SPACE
DEFENSE
ARMAMENT
AEROSPACE
OIL & GAS

MATERIAL STRENGTH

Three Directional Weaving Capability

  • one Uncrimped fiber utilizes the full strength of the carbon fiber. Fiber volumes are equally distributed but can be varied for specific applications.
  • two A variety of matrix systems are available based on application. Use temperatures can go up to 2480°C.
  • three Fibers are oriented in three directions to create thick, structural composites.
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CASE STUDIES & APPLICATIONS

Composite Modeling

An in-depth study of polymer matrix composites from design through characterization. Challenges of manufacturing and FEA analysis of the material are discussed as well as future goals in further customizing the material to specific applications

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Prosthetic Adapters

Our PMC has been studied as an alternative to metal adapters for lower-limb prosthetics. A PMC adapter can reduce the weight by as much as 50%.

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NEWS & UPDATES

  • Job Fair at FMI

    FMI is hosting an on site job fair for open positions in the weaving and production departments. Positions start at $13 per hour for weavers and $16 per hour for production operators ($17 for night shift). Manufacturing experience is a plus, though not required. Requirements and benefits will vary by position, please view the full posting on the […]

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  • FMI Releases New Website & Company Rebrand

    In support of our efforts to align our business with customer needs, FMI has been rebranded with a new design and segments to better fit our customers’ needs. Explore our new website to learn more about our growth and future plans.

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  • GrafTech Realigns its Business Segments

    FMI’s parent company, GrafTech International has realigned its business segments to focus resources and streamline operations. GrafTech has also announced a strategic review of the Engineered Solutions business segment.

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  • Brookfield Acquires GrafTech International

    GrafTech International, the parent company of FMI, has announced that it is now a wholly owned affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield is a global asset manager with over $200 billion in assets.

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  • Congratulations to the Orion Team

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  • New Product Announcement

    FMI develops a new material system that can replace metals in applications where weight is a critical factor.

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  • In the News: FMI is featured in Mainebiz

    FMI is featured in the current edition of Mainebiz, a Portland based publication for business news and information. The article profiles FMI and several of our notable projects. Read the full article at Mainebiz. About Mainebiz Mainebiz is a multimedia company providing business news, information and analysis for business owners and C-level executives in Maine. Their main […]

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  • FMI featured in High-Performance Composites

    Fiber Materials Inc. was recently highlighted in the May 2014 issue of High-Performance Composites as the supplier of the Mars Science Lab (MSL) PICA thermal protection system (TPS) in the May 2014 issue of High-Performance Composites. PICA (phenolic-impregnated carbon ablator) is a legacy material that has been used for Mars entry and Earth re-entry both in tiled and monolithic formats. […]

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  • 2nd Space Launch System and Orion Suppliers’ Conference

    On March 11 and 12, FMI team members attended the second annual Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion Suppliers’ Conference in Washington, D.C. SLS and Orion provide a critical crewed launch capability, enabling human space flight beyond low Earth orbit with the goal of reaching Mars.

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  • FMI to provide advanced material solutions for NASA’s Orion mission

    Engineered Solutions segment continues to grow its contracts with the aerospace & defense industry

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  • FMI Wins OAI Innovation Award

    GrafTech International and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fiber Materials Inc., were recently recognized with an Innovation Award from the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) for our work on the aeroshell thermal protection system for NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover mission. The Ohio Aerospace Institute is a not-for-profit joint initiative of the NASA Glenn Research Center and the Air […]

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  • Curiosity Celebrates One Year on Mars

    FMI joins NASA, JPL, and Lockheed Martin in celebrating the first anniversary of the successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.

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  • FMI Presents at Materials Conferences

    FMI presented at the National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) in Bellevue, Washington. Carbon-Carbon and Ceramic Matrix Composite thermo-structural materials will be discussed, as well as advancements in the FMI PICA family of lightweight, ablative thermal protection system materials.

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  • Space Launch System and ORION Spacecraft Suppliers Conference

    Over 40 key suppliers supporting NASA’s initiative for human deep-space exploration gathered in Washington, D.C. on March 24 and 25 to collectively establish and deliver to congressional members the program’s key messages and value proposition.  The ORION spacecraft will be powered by the Space Launch System (SLS) lift vehicle which will enable travel more than […]

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  • GrafTech Announcement

    GrafTech’s Engineered Solutions Business Segment Continues to Expand Its Aerospace Contracts PARMA, OH – March 28, 2013 – GrafTech International today announced that its Engineered Solutions (ES) business segment has won another contract to provide thermal management solutions in support of space research and exploration. The latest project is the LEONIDAS (Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite […]

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