Figure Engineering Awarded Phase I SBIR for Dry Ice Blasting

Figure Engineering Awarded Phase I SBIR for Dry Ice Blasting

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 June 2018, and through 3 repeat calls for ideas a year, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.

Figure Engineering was awarded a Phase I SBIR for Dry Ice Blasting, sponsored by AFWERX SBIR, during the summer of 2019. With recent success with Figure’s StealthStrip™ Nozzles, which have seen noise reductions as significant as 20dBA, Figure decided to expand the applications of the abrasive blast nozzle into the realm of dry ice blasting. The goal of this project is to design a high-performance nozzle within a short timeline to allow rapid transition to the warfighter.

About Figure Engineering

We are an advanced sustainment technology company developing Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) solutions for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Figure Engineering is aligned with the Department of Defense’s mission to provide war-winning capabilities to the warfighter by developing world-class Industry 4.0 depot maintenance technologies.

Founded in 2005, Figure Engineering builds next-generation technology that improves fleet readiness, increases worker safety, and enables ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results.

Figure Engineering develops advanced manufacturing and sustainment technologies for aerospace, defense, and several other industries. Our products are used by the US Military, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) depots, and Commercial Industry leaders across the globe.