Equispheres materials recognised as enabling technology by US Army

November 10, 2023

November 10, 2023

Equispheres’ powders for AM have been identified as suitable for critical US Department of Defense applications (Courtesy Equispheres)
Equispheres’ powders for AM have been identified as suitable for critical US Department of Defense applications (Courtesy Equispheres)

Equispheres, Inc, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, reports it has been identified by the US Army as a key enabler to fill critical manufacturing and sustainment capabilities for the Department of Defense.

Equispheres is one of the five winners in the annual xTechInternational competition seeking advanced manufacturing and materials solutions. This event is intended to recognise innovations with immediate value for American industries.

“We are honoured that DOD has recognised the capabilities of our materials technology for defence applications. Our unique production technology allows us to tailor materials properties to specific end-uses, making metal Additive Manufacturing faster, safer, and more accessible to the defence supply chain,” said Kevin Nicholds, CEO of Equispheres.

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Equispheres was one of a handful of global suppliers chosen from a pool of over 130 candidates as having technology with the potential to significantly impact DOD’s near-term and future capabilities.

“US Army collaboration with our international allies and partners is essential to developing state-of-the-art capabilities that benefit the US soldier,” added Jessica Stillman, the deputy programme manager for the Army xTech Program. “The latest xTechInternational competition focused on advanced manufacturing and materials and had the largest award amount to-date for this series, leading to record participation. We see this trend continuing as we move forward to future international competitions.”

Evan Butler-Jones, VP – Product & Strategy for Equispheres, says the recognition is “an excellent opportunity to support the needs of the US DOD for advancing metal Additive Manufacturing, and important recognition of the role that materials technology can play in accelerating its adoption within North America.”

More information about xTechInternational, including the list of winners, is available here.


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