National Center for Advanced Materials Performance
NCAMP, the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance, works with the FAA and industry partners to qualify material systems and populate a shared materials database that can be viewed publicly. NCAMP started as a FAA-funded program within the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University and stemmed from NASA's 1995 Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiment (AGATE).
Instead of qualifying an entire material system, manufacturers can pull a system from the NCAMP database, prove equivalency and gain FAA certification in a quicker and cheaper manner than a typical qualification approach.
Material suppliers can work with NCAMP to qualify material systems without having to be linked to an ongoing aircraft certification program. This allows the material supplier to get their material out into the market via a public forum with generated allowables and FAA certification.
- Hexcel 8552
- Newport NCT4708
- Cytec MTM45-1
- Tencate TC250 (available Mar 2014)
- Cytec 5320-1 (available Aug 2014)
- Cytec EP2202 (available Jan 2015)
- Interested in qualifying a material system or manufacturing test
Contact Michelle Man at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 978-3594.
- Interested in reviewing process reports before approval?
Sign up on the NCAMP portal.
- Want to see the NCAMP-approved material systems?
Allowables & Specs page.