The purpose of TCC is to further the technology and practice of employing composites in complex structures, systems and components on DoD weapons systems. TCC is an industry-focused, balanced team of prime contractors for weapons systems, composites industry suppliers and academic institutes.
The Composites Consortium (TCC) was formed in 2000 principally to support the ONR Composites Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC). Its charter has since expanded and now serves:
- OSD ManTech
- Army Research Laboratory
- Natick Soldier Center
- Picatinny Arsenal
- Air Force Research Laboratory
- Marine Corp Forces Pacific
- Department of Homeland Security
TCC Membership is open to organizations that are users of composites technology as well as organizations focused on composites research. TCC is an integrated team of more than 30 separate entities, including defense contractors, weapons systems prime contractors, composites industry suppliers, small businesses and academic institutions. The consortium is built on a strong foundation of technical excellence, teamwork, data sharing, and effective program management.
TCC Members must be incorporated or registered to do business in the U.S. and company representative(s) dealing directly with TCC must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. New members are required to be certified by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) via a certified DD Form 2345, Military Critical Technical Data Agreement, to receive unclassified technical data governed by DoD Directive 5230.25 and to acknowledge their responsibilities under the applicable export control laws.
TCC hosts two technical exchange and networking meetings per year to communicate and disseminate composites-related technology developments. The forums present updates on current DoD development projects and focus on connecting Government, Industry and Academia to address future composite technology requirements.