Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX, REM Surface Engineering Successfully Develop Surface Finishing/Polishing Processes for ELEMENTUM 3D

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Brenham, Texas, (August 13, 2020) – REM Surface Engineering in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX, successfully developed surface finishing/polishing processes for ELEMENTUM 3D’s A6061-RAM2 aluminum alloy.

REM’s Chemical-Mechanical Polishing & Chemical Polishing technologies are >3x & >60x faster respectively than traditional, abrasive finishing operations for A6061-RAM2. Capable of producing highly polished surfaces with Ra values below 0.8 µm/32 µin, REM’s post-processing solutions are optimized for your Metal AM applications.

The AFRL & AFWERX partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in 20.1, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner, and open to a broader range of innovations.

REM Surface Engineering expresses a special thanks to their collaborators at ELEMENTUM 3D, ATI – Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, Ball Aerospace, and EWI.

About REM Surface Engineering

REM Surface Engineering, the inventor of the ISF® Process, the Rapid ISF® Process, the Extreme ISF® Process, and the REM® Process, is a global leader in providing surface engineering solutions. The REM’s isotropic superfinishing technologies are value-adding and performance-enhancing improvements to conventional machining operations such as grinding and lapping. Founded in 1965 in Southington, CT by Robert Michaud, REM Surface Engineering is a family-owned company that has proudly been serving our partners and customers for over 50 years. REM Surface Engineering operates four locations in Brenham, TX, Southington, CT, Merrillville, IN, and St. Neots, UK that provide products and services globally. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Christina Michaud