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October 16 | 1:00 PM

A Presentation with Dr. Habib Dagher

With 260 employees, the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) is the largest University-based research Center in the State of Maine. Join us for this presentation that will discuss two cutting-edge technologies developed at ASCC of significance to the State and the country.

Floating offshore wind technology to heat homes and power cars. Harnessing just 3% of the offshore wind resource in the Gulf of Maine will allow us to electrify heating and transportation in the state. Maine’s offshore wind resource is effectively in deep water requiring the use of floating wind turbine technologies. UMaine’s Volturn US floating concrete hull technology just received $100 million investment commitments from two global heavyweights: RWE and the Diamond Generating Corp., a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation. Come hear about the plans to install a 10-12MW prototype off the coast of Maine.  UMaine has over 50 patents on technology and secured a further $50 million investment from the US DOE.

The largest polymer 3D printer in the world which was installed at UMaine in September 2019, earning 3 Guinness World records, including for the largest 3D printed boat and the largest polymer 3D printer.  In September 2019, it was used to print a 5,000 lbs, 25 ft long patrol vessel in about 70 hours.  Come hear about potential planned applications of the printer.