The ADAPTSM Center has helped member company Reaction Systems win a two-year, $750K SBIR contract extension. “This early success shows the value of collaboration between ADAPT members,” said ADAPT Co-Director Aaron Stebner. With a Phase II SBIR project with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a hypersonic jet engine part and a need for specialized additive manufacturing expertise, Reaction Systems turned to founding member company Faustson and ADAPT to create a prototype to keep the project moving forward.
Confluent Medical Technologies is partnering with Colorado School of Mines and ADAPT to advance additive manufacturing methods.
Confluent Medical has established the Confluent Medical Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mines toward developing these technologies via an initial $100,000 gift. The ADAPT team has hired a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project full time.
Throughout its history, Faustson has been an early adopter of new metal-forming technologies. As metal additive manufacturing gained traction, company leaders knew it was something they had to offer to meet their clients’ needs and expectations. Faustson purchased an additive machine from Concept Laser and began discussions with peer organizations that led to the creation of ADAPT.