REM Surface Engineering Selected for Phase I Funding Through Air Force AFWERX and Small Business Innovation Research Program

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Southington, Connecticut, (March 19, 2020) – REM Surface Engineering selected for Phase I funding through U.S. Air Force via their AFWERX and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.  REM Surface Engineering’s proposal, “Internal/External Surface Finishing of Additively Manufactured Aluminum-6061-RAM2 Components,” is being awarded $50,000 (SBIR) Phase I contract from the AF under their Open Call for Innovative Clear Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions with a Clear Air Force Stakeholder Topic. SBIR awards are highly competitive research-based programs that provide U.S. small businesses the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research, development, and commercialization.  Phase I of the SBIR program emphasizes important technological challenges, the demonstration of the feasibility of the proposed technology, and allows small businesses to propose new innovative solutions to address them.

“This contract award represents REM’s third SBIR award in just over two years, which is a huge accomplishment for a company of our size.   Countless hours of research, innovation, problem-solving, and the ingenuity of our Research team have led to these successes and we are excited to continue developing novel solutions for the Air Force to ensure the safety and readiness of their people and fleet.”- Nathan Michaud, Vice President of Strategy

REM Surface Engineering expresses their sincere appreciation to industry partners for their support: Ball Aerospace, Elementum3D, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

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

AFRL and AFWERX have 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.

Media Contact: Christina Michaud