Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing Center (CNAM)

The Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing (CNAM) Center, launched in September 2013, is focused on meeting the urgent commercial need for strong, lightweight, multifunctional composites and nano-composites at high volume and low cost.

Funded through a 5-year award from South Dakota Governor’s Office and the participation of a consortium of leading corporations, the CNAM Center is poised to develop and rapidly commercialize new, advanced manufacturing techniques for high performance composites with applications in automotive, construction, aerospace, and energy.

Participating Universities

Corporate Members of the CNAM Center

The CNAM Center is interested in expanding this group on a limited basis.  If your organization is interested in participating or would like more information, contact the Director of the CNAM Center, Dr. David Salem.

A new CNAM website is being built and will be available soon.



Highlights and Announcements

New Research Center:  CNAM!

The new Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing Center (CNAM) is launched!
Situated within the CAPE laboratory, and directed by Dr. David Salem, it will focus on meeting the urgent commercial need for strong, lightweight, multi-functional composite and nanocomposite structures at high volume and low cost.
Visit the CNAM webpage  |  Download our flyer 

Radio Interview

SD Public Radio interview tih Dr. Salem "Tiny Particles Inspire Big Ideas at SDSM&T Lab."
Listen to Interview