REM Surface Engineering Awarded Phase III SBIR Funding Program from NASA

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Brenham, Texas, (May 26, 2020) – REM Surface Engineering has been awarded Phase III 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 $154k Phase III award will provide funding for the utilization of 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, NASA HR-1, and JBK-75 as well as further R&D of processes for internal channels for said alloys. This Phase III award comes 10 months into the 24-month long Phase II effort funding for REM Surface Engineering’s proposal, “Post-Process Optimizing of Additive-Manufactured Nickel-Based Superalloys.”

“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 III Contract is the first of hopefully many examples of REM’s groundbreaking technologies being put to use by NASA and other agencies to facilitate the production and implementation of additively manufactured propulsion components,” says Vice President of Strategy Nathan Michaud.  “REM is proud to know that our work is helping facilitate mission success and safety as the Artemis mission advances closer to Lunar orbit and the Lunar surface.”

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