Solvus Global hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with more than 150 attendees from across the country to celebrate advanced manufacturing in Central Massachusetts and the opening of their 32k square foot facility. The event marks the culmination of collaborations from key partners at the Army Research Laboratory, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, VRC Metal Systems, and the State of Massachusetts. Christine Nolan of the Mass Tech Collaborative provided the cornerstone announcement of Solvus Global’s receipt of a $1.6M grant from the State of Massachusetts to develop the first-ever integrated wire arc additive manufacturing, heat treating, and machining center for large area additive manufacturing, capable of producing parts from aluminum, titanium, and steel in excess of 5’ on a side.
The ceremony provided a window of insight into the future of manufacturing in the Commonwealth, with remarks from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Provost Wole Soboyejo, Mass Tech Collaborative Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Christine Nolan, Army Research Laboratory Technical Lead Victor Champagne, VRC Metal Systems CTO Aaron Nardi, MA State Senator John Cronin, and US Congressman Jim McGovern. The theme of “People, Partners, and Problems” highlighted Solvus Global’s unique business model, which brings people together to drive innovation through collaboration and focused problem solving; the outcome is not just a product, but an enterprise solution that drives the growth of people and markets.
Concluding the event was Solvus Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Diran Apelian, who shared his heartfelt thanks for all the support from partners in industry, academia, the state, and the federal government. Dr. Apelian left the audience with final remarks highlighting the way in which the Solvus team has come together to provide not just the recipe for innovation, but rather delivers innovation as a fundamental practice.
From the team at Solvus, thank you to all of our partners, supporters, families, and colleagues who have made every bit of this possible – we look forward to seeing you next year, showcasing multiple powder production lines, friction stir additive manufacturing, cold spray additive manufacturing, wire arc additive manufacturing, and so much more.