C5BDI connects a #minorityowned, state-of-the-art startup manufacturing operation in Buffalo, NY with a Phase I US Air Force small business technology transfer #STTR contract. This innovative effort will accelerate the Air Force’s ability with selective #lasersintering and additive manufacturing #AM of high strength, lightweight, Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene #UHMWPE polymeric materials. The outcome of this project will result in boundless applications for the Air Force and the military in general, as well as commercial industries such as sports protective equipment, automotive structures, and orthopedic implants.

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