The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Air Force Small Business Innovative Research Program Office (AF SBIR/STTR), and The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC) of Dayton are also partners in the organization of the event.
The T3 Transition Accelerator is a program that enables companies to prepare their products for military and commercial markets. The international program integrates intensive training for advanced companies that are developing materials and manufacturing processes focused on low cost, reusable and minimal maintenance structures, engines, and sensors for autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and space systems.
The T3 Accelerator directly gives companies access to the Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program culminating with financial awards of up to $1.5 million.
“We are at a pivotal stage in our growth and look forward to participating in the T3 Accelerator with our Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D®) process,” said Tyler Alvarado, CEO of Continuous Composites. “The timing of this program is synergistic as we evaluate additional strategic partnerships specifically focused on the commercialization of our CF3D to both commercial and military applications. In addition to formalizing relationships with our strategic partners, we are now working with stakeholders to pursue non-dilutive funding – further enabling the rapid advancement of our CF3D technology.”
The company has previously partnered with Material producers such as Arkema to advance the capabilities of its Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D®) process. Continuous fiber 3D Printing process is gaining momentum on the market and with good reason: the technology is able to achieve low cost, reusable and minimal maintenance structures, some of the key expectations of manufacturers in demanding sectors.
This is Continuous Composites’ third engagement into the program. Two years ago, the company was awarded a subcontract through Lockheed Martin Skunkworks to manufacture a component wing-structure for a UAS as part of a Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology (LCAAT) program.
“We already enjoy a great working relationship with the AFRL and anticipate strengthening our partnership through the focused curriculum cultivated by the T3 Transition Accelerator,” added Jeremy Smith, Continuous Composites VP of Operations. “We believe CF3D is a complete technology solution that will transform multiple industries, and the T3 Transition Accelerator is a highly regarded program providing specific expertise targeted at the commercialization of our technology.”
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