REM Surface Engineering Awarded Phase II SBIR Funding Program from NASA

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Brenham, Texas, [May 21, 2019]– REM Surface Engineering has been awarded Phase II research funding through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This award continues a key research partnership with NASA and their work with advanced materials and additive manufacturing. This Phase II award will provide funding for an additional 24 months of continued development on REM’s technology for the post-process surface finishing of additively manufactured nickel-based superalloys, targeting further advances to Inconel® 625 components, and expanding to include applications on Inconel® 718, Hastelloy® X components as well as potentially other similar alloys. Deliverables will include an equipment solution for the outsourced processing of components for NASA and other government/private entities. Phase I funding for REM Surface Engineering’s proposal, “Internal/External Surface Finishing of Additively Manufactured IN-625 Components”, was awarded in June 2018 with the submission of final reports and deliverables on February 15, 2019. REM successfully completed of 100% of all objectives.

“Small businesses play an important role in our science and exploration endeavors,” said Jim Reuter, acting associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. “NASA’s diverse community of partners, including small businesses across the country, helps us achieve our mission and cultivate the U.S. economy. Their innovations will help America land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024, establish a sustainable presence on the lunar surface a few years later, and pursue exciting opportunities for going to Mars and beyond.”

“This Phase II SBIR grant award from NASA is a historic moment for REM and the advancement of our technologies,” said Nathan Michaud, Director of Strategic Initiatives, “We are excited to continue partnering with NASA and their work in advanced materials and additive manufacturing, and to provide support their mission directorates.”Many REM Surface Engineering employees contributed to the project’s success including Dr. Agustin Diaz, Patrick McFadden, Nathan Michaud, Will Wirtz, and Lane Winkelmann.


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