TechConnect Innovation Program

Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (“CBAM”)

Impossible Objects LLC, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A new additive manufacturing technology for high-performing, fiber-reinforced composite (carbon, aramid, glass) parts and tooling. Advantages include faster build speed (projected to near injection molding), higher part strength (2-10 times greater than other 3DP technologies and increasing), and a large palette of usable materials (without needing specially formulated polymers).

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Commercial Product

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: An entirely new additive manufacturing process for lightweight composite parts that provides: (1) faster build speeds than other 3D printing technologies and traditional composites manufacturing; (2) significantly better material properties versus other 3D printing technologies (2x-10x improved); and (3) a wider range of usable materials without requiring special formulations.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 55M - 55T

Website: www.imp-obj.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Venture Capital

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners