News & Events Geofabrica CEO provides testimony in support of SBIR Program at congressional hearing

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Geofabrica CEO provides testimony in support of SBIR Program at congressional hearing

Apr. 6, 2022 | News

(Auburn Hills, MI – April 6, 2022) – George Caravias, CEO of Geofabrica, provided testimony to the U.S House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology today.  The hearing, chaired by Michigan Congresswoman Haley Stevens, was entitled “SBIR Turns 40: Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation.

 

The purpose for the hearing was to review the role of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program in translating Federally funded research into commercial development, generating new economic growth, as well as assisting federal science agencies in meeting their respective missions. George joined representatives from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Iowa State University.  


SBIR Programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact. 

 

About Geofabrica

Geofabrica is a manufacturing technology development company specializing in additive manufacturing systems for high-mix production. We build innovative solutions to unlock the economic and production potential of 3D printing and additive technologies for metal, plastic, and composite applications. We create application-specific devices and processes to help customers overcome the limitations of current technologies and help them achieve a competitive advantage within the evolving digital manufacturing landscape.

Geofabrica Donates to Haven House

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Geofabrica Donates to Haven House

Dec 14, 2021 | News

This year Geofabrica chose to participate in HAVEN of Oakland County’s Annual Gift Giveaway. HAVEN is Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Gift Giveaway team gathers new item donations to create a special “shopping” event for HAVEN residents and their children. Geofabrica’s staff members donated 70 holiday gifts, ranging from toys to essential items such as diapers, socks, and blankets. 

 

About Haven House

As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year. HAVEN has helped domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families escape abuse and create safer lives for over 40 years. Visit www.haven-oakland.org.

Geofabrica Welcomes Visit by Congresswoman Haley Stevens

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Geofabrica Welcomes Congresswoman Haley Stevens

Dec 14, 2021 | News

(Auburn Hills, MI – December 14, 2021) –  Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) visited Geofabrica as a part of her Manufacturing Monday series.  CEO George Caravias led the Congresswoman on a tour of the Auburn Hills facility that features engineering and electronics laboratories, demonstrations of point-of-need manufacturing systems, and large-scale plastic and metal 3D printing capabilities.  Discussions centered on Geofabrica’s technology development and advancing defense systems readiness.

 

“Thank you to Congresswoman Stevens for understanding the challenges and opportunities for Industry 4.0 manufacturers like Geofabrica,” said Caravias.  “She has been a major supporter of southeast Michigan manufacturing and we are please that she included us on her latest Manufacturing Monday visit.” 

 

About Geofabrica

Geofabrica is a manufacturing technology development company specializing in additive manufacturing systems for high-mix production. We build innovative solutions to unlock the economic and production potential of 3D printing and additive technologies for metal, plastic, and composite applications. We create application-specific devices and processes to help customers overcome the limitations of current technologies and help them achieve a competitive advantage within the evolving digital manufacturing landscape.

 

Geofabrica is nominated for 2021 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Award

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Geofabrica Receives Best Small Business Award

July 20, 2021 | Press Release

(Auburn Hills, MI – July 20, 2021) – Geofabrica has been named SmartZone Best Small Business by Michigan Celebrates Small Business and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Geofabrica was nominated through OU Inc. SmartZone, and will join other Michigan-based companies in attendance for the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses gala on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

 

“We’re honored to have been selected as an awardee in this year’s Michigan Celebrates Small Business,” said George Caravias, Geofabrica’s CEO. “As an  early stage company, our team has become adept at rapidly implementing technology improvements to create strategic advantage in manufacturing.”

 

Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses is a non-profit (501c3) organization that is composed of statewide funding organizations that provide small businesses with resources to help their company grow. Since 2005, MCSB has hosted the awards gala to celebrate and honor the impact small businesses have on our communities and state. MCSB makes small businesses their priority and will continue to support, connect, and celebrate small businesses in Michigan.


Michigan’s SmartZones include technology business accelerators that provide services and partner with tech transfer offices, facilitate the commercialization of technology emerging from research in Michigan universities and private companies. There are over twenty SmartZones across Michigan, each serve distinct geographical locations where technology-based firms, entrepreneurs and researchers are located in close proximity. The businesses selected have demonstrated growth through technology commercialization, success with innovation, and a strong relationship with SmartZone.  



 

About Geofabrica

Geofabrica is a manufacturing technology development company started by CEO George Caravias, specializing in additive manufacturing systems for high-mix production. We build innovative solutions to unlock the economic and production potential of 3D printing and additive technologies for metal, plastic, and composite applications. We create application-specific devices and processes to help customers overcome the limitations of current technologies and help them achieve a competitive advantage within the evolving digital manufacturing landscape.

Manufacturing on Demand: Geofabrica is proud to be part of Project DIAMOND

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Manufacturing on Demand: Geofabrica is proud to be part of Project DIAMOND

January 20, 2021 | Press Release

(Auburn Hills, MI – January 20, 2021) – Geofabrica has been selected to participate in Project DIAMOND (Digital, Independent, Agile Manufacturing on Demand), an initiative to create the country’s largest 3D printer network on blockchain technology platform.  Project DIAMOND was established through CARES ACT funding grants to help strengthen supply chains for personal protection equipment during the pandemic. 

 

Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, helped facilitate the distribution of funds and equipment, including 300 3D printers for small and medium-sized Oakland and Macomb County manufacturers. Geofabrica joins a network of 300 interconnected 3D printers that stand ready to print PPE or other equipment that may be needed during future emergency supply chain disruptions.

 

“We are honored to participate in Project Diamond,” said Geofabrica CEO, George Caravias. “This program aligns with Geofabrica’s mission to utilize 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology to help overcome the limitations of current manufacturing methods.”



About Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. We facilitate public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Our programs give businesses a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. We obsess over disruptive technologies like AI, the Internet of Things and automation, and work hard to make these complex concepts easier for companies to understand and implement. Visit automationalley.com.