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Tech Valley Center of Gravity: HATCHED Speaker Night: Playing A Long Game: High Value Materials Manufacturing

Troy, NY
7:00pm - 8:00pm UTC-1200
In-person Event
Free Form Fibers path to its present commercialization efforts involved important support from the local Capital District community as well as various state and federal agencies through programs to assist small businesses in their development. CEO Shay Harrison will discuss the history of the company, its technical progress to date, and the present and future impact of high-performance materials in technology fields such as land- and air-based power generation and hypersonic vehicles.

About Free Form Fibers
Free Form Fibers (FFF) is a start-up manufacturing company located in Saratoga Springs, NY that is commercializing laser-driven chemical vapor deposition (LVCD) technology to produce high performance materials such as fibers, powders, and composite structures for challenging, high value-add applications. LCVD technology developed out of early additive manufacturing work from the 1990's and has progressed as advancements in laser technology and precision control software have been made. The drive to scale up production capacity is rooted in the need for advanced materials solutions in fibers for composites, particularly ceramic matrix composites, and high purity powders for next generation semiconductors.
Organization Information
30 3rd Street, Troy, NY, USA
Tech Valley Center of Gravity (501c3) is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM education center, and creative community. In other words, we are a nonprofit that provides low-cost access to equipment, tools, technology and space, as well as business expertise, education and resources.
Contact Information
Dan Falkenstrom
Event Information
Event Type
30 3rd Street
Troy, NY 12180
5 Computer Drive South, Albany, NY, USA
The Center for Economic Growth is a nonprofit, regional economic and business development organization that serves as the primary point of contact for businesses interested in growing in or moving to New York's 8-county Capital Region. CEG serves as a Technology Development Center and is the Regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership...
Christine McClear