About Advanced Materials Manufacturing

In 2003, Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei sought after creating a new type of metal as strong as steel yet as lightweight as aluminum. After years of R&D and material refinement, she is proud to say that she has achieved this goal. Born in North Carolina State University laboratories, Composite Metal Foam (CMF) is a novel branch of lightweight metallic materials that dramatically outperform traditional metallic materials on the market today. This new branch of lightweight metals will revolutionize the materials industry, promoting innovation and advancement in the process.

Advanced Materials Manufacturing (AMM) was founded in 2016 with the goal of bringing Composite Metal Foam materials to global markets. Located in Raleigh North Carolina, AMM is positioned to supply global industries with our remarkable materials. To learn more about CMF click here and to learn more about AMM, contact us today!



Advanced Materials Manufacturing’s mission is to offer Composite Metal Foam technology in a large production capacity to be used in a variety of products to protect against blast, ballistics, impact, fire, radiation, vibration, and sound. AMM promotes innovation by equipping the world's manufacturers with the best materials possible to further advance their products.



AMM is focused on providing materials to advance the safety, efficiency, and energy conservation of engineering structures. Our company is based around the revolutionary material, Composite Metal Foam (CMF).


Driving Force

From vehicle armor to body armor and helmets, to containers carrying explosives and HAZMAT, to cars, buses, trucks, helicopters, airplanes, tools, and even medical devices, AMM’s lightweight products can provide alternative materials that increase the safety and efficiency of products across many industries. AMM's main driving force is to protect individuals in dangerous situations.

Advanced materials manufacturing is the sole manufacturer and supplier of composite metal foam, a novel branch of materials that outperform nearly all other metallic materials used today

About the Founder

Afsaneh Rabiei

The founder and CEO of Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Professor Afsaneh Rabiei, has spent 20 years developing Composite Metal Foam technology at North Carolina State University. Rabiei holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, a Ph.D. in Advanced Materials from the University of Tokyo, and conducted her post-doctoral research at the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in Boston. In addition to holding several jobs in the industrial sector, she has been with NC State University since 2000 and is currently a Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.

For more information, view Dr. Rabiei's LinkedIn here or her NCSU website here.