Success Stories

Reaction Systems was awarded a $750,000 two-year SBIR contract based on prototypes and data ADAPT developed with them in less than two months time

ADAPT has helped member company Reaction Systems win a two-year, $750K SBIR contract extension. “This early success shows the value of collaboration between ADAPT members,” said ADAPT Technical Director Aaron Stebner. With a Phase II SBIR project with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a hypersonic jet engine part and a need for specialized additive manufacturing expertise, Reaction Systems turned to founding member company Faustson and ADAPT to create a prototype and keep moving the project forward.


Confluent Medical Technologies is leading the market in developing better materials for 3D printing of metallic biomedical implants through their partnership with ADAPT

Confluent Medical Technologies (“Confluent Medical”) is partnering with the Colorado School of Mines (“Mines”) and the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (“ADAPT”) program to advance additive manufacturing methods.

Confluent Medical Technologies has established the Confluent Medical Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mines toward developing these technologies via an initial $100,000 gift. The ADAPT team has hired a postdoctoral researcher to work on the project full time.


Faustson’s early adoption of an emerging selective laser melting technology is advancing rapidly thanks to ADAPT’s machine learning models

Throughout its history Faustson has been an early adopter of new metal-forming technologies. As metal additive manufacturing gained traction, company leaders knew it was something they had to offer to meet their clients’ needs and expectations. Faustson purchased an additive machine from Concept Laser and began discussions with peer organizations that led to the creation of ADAPT.