AFWERX Selects Renaissance Services

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AFWERX Selects Renaissance Services for Reverse Engineering & Additive Manufacturing Challenge.


AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, selected Renaissance Services to help introduce innovative methods and technologies for manufacturing hard-to-get spare parts for legacy aircraft and turbine engines.

Renaissance Services Inc. was selected in the Enabling Technologies for Reverse Engineering and Additive/Agile Manufacturing Challenge from over 150 diverse teams that originate from the vast regions of North America, Europe, Australia and other allied countries. These companies represent startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academic institutions and research labs all vying to help modernize the U.S. Department of Defense. Renaissance Services was one of three companies selected for a round of funding by the U.S. Air Force.

“Legacy parts are a critical need for the Air Force, and we are thrilled that AFWERX has selected us to help fill that need. We look forward to demonstrating a fully integrated prototype technical and business solution that rapidly and affordably supports warfighter sustainment,” said Dan Z. Sokol, Managing Partner of Renaissance Services.

Renaissance Services created the ADVANCE (Agile Development & Verified Accurate New Component Engineering) solution to fill the need for rapid and economical means to acquire hard-to-get spare parts. As the leader and system integrator for the ADVANCE Center of Excellence (COE), Renaissance pioneered methods to significantly reduce non-recurring lead time and cost for technical data and tooling. For tooling, Renaissance applies both additive manufacturing and more conventional methods to rapidly and affordably provide foundries with molds and related process aids that enable legacy castings to move to the head of the line when the foundries pour metal. By having an extensive and highly capable network of suppliers in place, Renaissance has created a solution that provides a rapid turnaround. As a single face to the sustainment community, the ADVANCE COE can address a variety of parts required and the unpredictable nature and small quantities of the requirements, distributing the workload among the COE members and smoothing the peaks and valleys.

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Renaissance Services Inc., supports Air Force legacy systems, including reverse engineering, offering an integrated solution through a network of sources with the capability to deliver finished component parts. Renaissance and its partners have applied a seven step “Circle of Excellence” process, starting with part identification and moving through production. Working with Tinker AFB, Renaissance has partnered with foundries to reduce lead times for critical components by 75%, while establishing a complete supply chain of qualified sources for the long haul. This combination of focused application, reverse engineering, and additive manufacturing, coupled with a working business solution, effectively eliminates critical obstacles. For more information visit

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