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We are pleased to announce the release of a new book published by our Chief Scientist, Dr. Frank Abdi. The book, titled "Characterization of Nanocomposites: Technology and Industrial Application" covers the subject of advanced multiscale hybrid materials which are being produced in the industry, studied by universities, and used in several applications. Unlike macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale. Designers, however, must have knowledge of these properties to perform any finite element analysis or durability and damage tolerance analysis. This is the book that brings this knowledge within easy reach.
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GENOA 3D Printing Process Simulation Software
Alpha STAR Corporation Press Release
November - 2015

Alpha STAR Corporation is pleased to announce that its GENOA 3D Printing Simulation software was selected as a winner of the 2015 R&D 100 Award. AlphaSTAR collaborated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in developing GENOA's Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) simulation capabilities. This award demonstrates AlphaSTAR's commitment to developing leading edge, innovative and advanced composite software to support additive manufacturers in building large scale 3D-printed products with higher confidence while reducing testing costs and time to market. click to See more

The Software behind Mega 3-D Printing (By Jan H. Schut), The monthly blog for Plastics Engineering magazine , May 2015

Numerical Simulation of Big Area Additive Manufacturing(3D Printing) of a Full Size Car, SAMPE Journal, Volume 51, No. 4, July/August 2015
Finite element simulation of a 3D printed car (Print Version of the video, no Animation)

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'"Alpha STAR's GENOA and MCQ-Composites have given us the edge in safely designing ceramic hot engine components subject to engine environments. Verifications with coupons, elements and components subject to temperature, creep, fatigue, micro-cracking, fiber rupture, recession, and for certain materials oxidation, and thermal & environmental barrier coatings have all been performed. In-situ damages are accurately assessed at the micromechanical material level with MCQ Ceramics and can be tracked with GENOA at the structural level accounting for specific architecture, defects, and manufacturing residual stresses and other anomalies."'
- Sung R. Choi, PhD, Science & Technology Lead, Metals &
Ceramics Branch AIR-, Naval Air Systems Command

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Upcoming Events

  • American Society for Composites 31st Technical Conference
    Date: September 19th - 22nd, 2016
    Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
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  • Conference: Raytheon 2016 Mechanical, Materials and Structures Technology Network (MMSTN) Symposium
    Dates: September 19-22, 2016
    Location: El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Conference: International Workshop on Theory and Modelling of Materials in Extreme Environment
    Date: September 25-28, 2016
    Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
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  • Conference: Greener Aviation 2016
    Date: October 11-13, 2016
    Location: Brussels, Belgium
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  • Conference: 4th Additive Innovation Conference
    Date: October 18-20, 2016
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
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  • Conference: AIAA SciTech 2017
    Date: January 9-13, 2017
    Location: Grapevine, Texas
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  • Conference: SAE 2017 Additive Symposium
    Date: March 14-15, 2017
    Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • August 25 2015

    Composite Simulation for Aerospace Certification using Building Block Approach.
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  • June 4 2015

    Test, Risk and Cost Reduction Using MCQ and MS-PFA GENOA in a Building Block Approach for Impact and Compression after Impact.
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  • May 14 2015

    MCQ Chopped - Short / Chopped Fiber Material Characterization & Qualification Overview
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