Arris Composites, a Berkeley based company that is developing continuous carbon fiber composites and is targeting the aerospace, automotive, and consumer product sectors has finally come out of stealth mode after two years.
Former GE CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt, and venture partner at NEA said, “I’m extremely excited about what Arris is building.” He continues “What we did in automotive to replace non-structural metal with low cost/lightweight injection molded composites in the 1980’s – Arris has now enable for the rest of the vehicle.”
Although most details concerning Arris Composite are scarce they are known to have bold ambitions. A recent statement says the company will, “address the scalability problem of 3D printing and the steep costs and limitations of composite manufacturing, Arris has assembled a team of industry leaders from both 3D printing and conventional high-volume manufacturing. They have developed precisely aligned composites using a novel high-speed manufacturing process that has disruptive design capabilities.”
The company founders are Ethan Escowitz, Riley Reese, and Erick Davidson. Engineers and material scientists working at Arris bring experience gained at TESLA, Apple, Google, Boeing, Autodesk, Siemens, “US and international labs, high-volume contract manufacturers, Mori Seki Machine Tools, and others.”
Ethan Escowitz, founder and CEO of Arris Composites, said, “The product architectures that are now possible with our high-volume manufacturing process unlock a host of competitive advantages for some of the highest revenue and highest value products in the world.” He continues “Vehicles and consumer products are being redesigned to take advantage of the mass market manufacturing technology of tomorrow. Things are about to get lighter and smaller, and Arris is making that a reality
Petch, Michael, et al. “Arris Composites Emerges from Stealth Mode with $10 Million Funding Round.” 3D Printing Industry, 28 May 2019, 3dprintingindustry.com/news/arris-composites-emerges-from-stealth-mode-with-10-million-funding-round-156146/.