Both companies have also signed a joint development agreement for the commercialization of CF3D®. Founded in 2015, Continuous Composites leverages the potential of composite materials with with rapid curing thermoset resins to deliver affordable and complex composite parts. CF3D® has been a key strength for the company during its participation in the T3 Transition Accelerator.
The company describes CF3D® as an industry agnostic automated solution that is made up of configurable hardware, proprietary software, and tailorable materials solutions.
With the French materials producer by its side, Continuous Composites will benefit from an expertise in adapting to market changes spurred by technology advancements.
This strategic investment is an initiative of NOVA, the external ventures arm of Saint-Gobain, which connects startups with the company’s resources to nurture their ideas and grow their companies to scale.
“Saint-Gobain recognizes the incredible opportunity and the potential of Continuous Composites’ CF3D® technology,” says Minas Apelian, Vice President of Internal and External Venturing, SaintGobain. “This partnership will bring innovative solutions to our customers and we are excited to take this strategic step with the Continuous Composites team.”
“The investment by Saint-Gobain allows our team access to an extensive pool of resources and expertise across their eight research centers worldwide,” says Tyler Alvarado, Continuous Composites CEO. “We are proud to be a portfolio company of NOVA by Saint-Gobain and together we are establishing CF3D® as a foundational technology in the AM 2.0 industry.”
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