The 10” Integrally Bladed Rotor (IBR/Blisk) that Renaissance produced using a 3D-printed ceramic mold and 3D-printed injection dies won the award for most innovative casting in the Defense category at the Investment Casting Institute (ICI) Conference in Pittsburgh.   This casting was part of the Renaissance ALLTEC Phase II SBIR program, which was produced with the Bescast foundry in Cleveland, Ohio.


Rick Pressley attended the ICI Conference in Pittsburgh in mid-August to receive the award (see photos below).