The Composite Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) is an industry focused consulting laboratory that operates in partnership with the Maine Composites Alliance. The mission of CERL is to provide New England composites industries with the following services: 1) Applied engineering expertise for manufacturing process development and optimization. 2) Complete, advanced analytical services. 3) Focused educational training. 4) Prototype manufacturing. This broad spectrum of services all within one industry owned organization, fulfills CERL's charter to facilitate the needs of our industry as it strives to compete in the global market place.