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ATOMIC-6 Awarded $146,000 STTR PHASE I for Hypersonic Research by US Air Force Research Lab

ATLANTA, GA (November 8, 2021) – Atomic-6 has been awarded a six-month $146,000 Phase I STTR contract from the US Air Force to advance the manufacturing of materials and processes for next generation hypersonic weapon systems.


The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate held a special Collider Event on Jan. 12, 2021, in response to the latest Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) open topic solicitations 21.1 and 21.A.


This event focused specifically on two topics under theses solicitations: AF211-DCSO2, Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainment Pitch Day, and AF21A-TCSO2, Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainment Technologies and Processes. Under these topics, the Air Force is seeking innovative advanced manufacturing and sustainment technologies and processes to rapidly develop, produce and sustain weapon systems; with the goal to significantly reduce overall costs while simultaneously ensuring system safety.


The Air Force is focused on supporting advanced manufacturing and sustainment technology needs that have a direct impact on the current and future fighting force.


“Atomic-6 is thrilled to be recognized by the Air Force as a cutting-edge, leading partner in composite manufacturing and the next evolution of efficient, light-weight, strong and competitively priced parts. SBIR and STTR awards are among the most desirable infusions of capital that a new, high-tech company can receive. Getting the opportunity to support our military by developing these critical systems is the highest honor we can receive as a company” said Trevor Smith, Atomic-6 President and Chief Executive Officer.


About Atomic-6

Atomic-6 is an advanced composite manufacturing startup. Our proprietary process brings composites to the next stages of innovation; creating highly customizable products that are stronger, lighter, and produced faster than ever before. Atomic-6 is committed to bringing next-generation composites to the forefront of Space, Aerospace, Defense and Logistics.