Morf3D Forms Technology-Development Partnership with Starburst Aerospace

October 4, 2021


Morf3D, Inc., a Nikon subsidiary specializing in additive manufacturing (AM) optimization and engineering for the aerospace and defense industries, announced that Starburst Aerospace has committed to a technology development partnership with Morf3D’s new Applied Digital Manufacturing Center (ADMC) in Long Beach, CA. With this partnership, Morf3D has added Van Espahbodi, co-founder and chief operating officer of Starburst Aerospace, to its board of directors.

Morf3D's 90,000-sq.-ft. ADMC harnesses applied research, advanced engineering and application development, serial production, and new industry partnerships to drive the industrialization of digital manufacturing in high-growth markets. At its peak, Morf3D's ADMC will be home to 150 multi-discipline engineers, research staff and technical teams, according to company officials, and currently is in the process of acquiring significant metal-AM capabilities.

Starburst Aerospace, a global aerospace accelerator, connects startups with corporations, investors and governments, while providing strategic growth and investment consulting services for all.

“Starburst is thrilled to join Morf3D’s ADMC and contribute to the innovation that is transforming aerospace manufacturing and next-level development,” says Espahbodi, who has worked in aerospace for more than 18 years and has extensive experience in formulating investment trade policies, identifying future trends and shaping product strategy. “Morf3D’s unique vision and approach to the AM industry, coupled with Starburst’s global influence connecting government and industry players, will ensure the effective development of technological advancements into successful commercial ventures.”

Says Ivan Madera, Morf3D chief executive officer: “With the launch of our partnership with Starburst Aerospace, we see great potential to bring forth new and compelling capabilities for the industry. This industry is ever-evolving and it’s important to bring in the greatest minds and resources to usher in a new era of AM as we continue to grow.”  

Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
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Technologies: Applications

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