Published: November 26, 2019

Continuous Composites wins technology challenge

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COEUR d’ALENE — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, said Continuous Composites won its 9th Entrepreneurial Challenge. The Entrepreneurial Challenge is led by Sikorsky Innovations and is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology in aerospace.

“This year we received the most first round applications ever,” said Chris Van Buiten, vice president of Sikorsky Innovations. “We are thrilled to continue to work with a variety of entrepreneurs and small businesses to explore new technology and concepts.”

Continuous Composites is advancing its Continuous Fiber 3D Printing technology in the defense and aerospace sectors for the next generation of composites with deeply embedded functional microstructures.

“This recognition is a great follow-on to our recently announced Joint Development Agreement with Arkema Group as we build the base for future revenue streams and advance our strategic initiatives,” Continuous Composites CEO Tyler Alvarado said. “Those initiatives include applying CF3D to print carbon-bonded-carbon composites used in hypersonic applications where both extremely high heat and strength are required. We are continuing to establish strategic partnerships as we move toward the anticipated commercialization of our technology in 2021.”

Continuous Composites, established in 2013 and headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, owns the earliest patents on continuous fiber 3D printing.