Jeffco EDC Honors ADAPT

  • ADAPT receives Genesis Award for outstanding economic development achievement

Golden, CO – ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a research consortium focused on developing technologies to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts, has been honored by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation with its Genesis Award at today’s 24th annual Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast.

“The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) represents a vital partnership moving Jefferson County and the State of Colorado’s economy forward,” said Sam Bailey, President and CEO of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation. “This partnership of small and large businesses, the State of Colorado, Manufacturer’s Edge, and Colorado School of Mines embodies Jefferson County’s spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and a shared interest of building the next great generation of advanced industries technologies.”

“Our entire ADAPT team accepts this honor with tremendous pride,” said Heidi Hostetter, ADAPT’s industry board chair. “This recognition is validation to our center that we are doing what we set out to do. We strive to help companies big and small research data and find new approaches to additive solutions to achieve the best possible manufacturing outcomes. The ADAPT team is committed to being a major contributor to the economic ecosystem here in Colorado and beyond.”

Jeffco EDC annually recognizes businesses strengthening the county’s current, and future, economic vitality through many contributions, including increased capital investment and primary job creation. The Genesis Award recognizes outstanding economic development achievement that significantly adds to the long-term economic vitality of Jefferson County, honors creative leadership, innovation, facilitation, and collaboration within and outside the county. Winners were nominated by various entities and chosen by a volunteer committee. Past Genesis Award recipients include Colorado Christian University, Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, and Xcel Energy.

About Jeffco EDC
Jeffco EDC is an economic development organization in Jefferson County, CO, with public and private members. The organization concentrates on creating, expanding, and retaining high-paying primary jobs that fuel the economic health and vitality of Jefferson County. Jeffco EDC is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local business leaders and elected officials. For more information, call 303-202-2965 or visit

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) is a research and development organization dedicated to the creation of next-generation data informatics and advanced characterization technologies for additive manufacturing technologies. ADAPT uses these tools to help industry and government qualify, standardize, assess, and optimize advanced manufacturing processes and parts. Several levels of membership to the ADAPT consortium are available.

Founding industry members include Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Faustson Tool, Lockheed Martin, Citrine Informatics. Grant funding from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) was provided to Manufacturer’s Edge and The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership. For more information, find ADAPT on the web, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

Aaron Stebner
Technical Director
ADAPT – Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies
[email protected]

Source: ADAPT


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