R3 Printing Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant by United States Air Force
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant by the United States Air Force to be used for the continued development of our flagship product, the R3 Printer.
About our SBIR Grant:
The SBIR grant topic for which R3 Printing has been awarded a grant is 19.1–005, Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need. As an AF Special Topic solicitation in partnership with AFWERX, the purpose of this grant is to provide resources for “innovative technology domains that have demonstrated clear commercial value in the non-defense sector (i.e., through existing products/solutions) in order to see if they have similar Air Force applications (i.e. Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions).”
In Phase I, R3 Printing is undertaking several initiatives:
- We are engaging with military end-users to gain a deep understanding of their present pain points.
- We are connecting with United States Air Force and other Department of Defense stakeholders to pursue prospective partnership opportunities.
- Drafting work plans for bespoke product development in Phase II.
Say Hello to the R3 Printer:
Here's a sneak preview the product that's bringing additive manufacturing to defense.
We look forward to keeping you informed of all our developments, and thank you all for your continued support.
- Dan and Paul