December 03, 2021 — Alloy Enterprises was selected for a Phase I Contract through the Air Force AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The proposal, “Fully-dense, 6061 Aluminum Additive Manufacturing for Operational Agility” was in response to a Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Need.
This contract allows Alloy to conduct a feasibility study for how its product can support an Air Force customer. Alloy’s product aims to solve the supply chain challenges for mission-critical aluminum parts with its ability to produce on-demand, fully-dense 6061 parts.
AFWERX, in partnership with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), and the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), developed the SBIR Open Topics to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and transition rate of the SBIR program. Through a competitive awards-based program, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.