New technologies need new classes of materials.

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A Foundation for the next industrial era.

The most advanced applications, from fusion to hypersonics, need materials that match their ambitions. That's what we're here for. 

Foundation creates and uses new alloys engineered for extreme performance and fast, flexible part production. We're starting with multi-principal element (MPE) superalloys and refractories - Ti and steels coming soon. Reach out for spec sheets and material demonstration kits.

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We're bringing together world class materials, engineering and operations experts from every background to achieve our mission: building a foundation for the next industrial era. We Play to Win, Together - join us.

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Our team brings together decades of experience at MIT, University of California Irvine, Apple, Blue Origin and many others to solve some of the biggest problems in materials and manufacturing.

  • As CEO, Jake focuses on bringing together the team, resources and direction that will bring Foundation Alloy to market. LinkedIn →

    “We’re adding new, better inputs into the most exciting engineering period in history. The results will be beyond what we can imagine because we’re only just starting to grasp what is possible.”
  • Jasper Lienhard leads research, development, and technology implementation at Foundation Alloy. He is an expert on powder metallurgy and holds an S.B. and Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. LinkedIn →

    “Metals are the most important class of materials in the world. We’re bringing new technology to market that will create exciting possibilities for what can be accomplished in metal part production.”
  • A Professor of Metallurgy at MIT for over 20 years, Christopher Schuh develops new methods of materials design and optimization. He has co-founded several startups in the metals and materials space, including Xtalic Corporation and Desktop Metal. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Inventors and the National Academy of Engineering. LinkedIn → 

    “The full value of additive manufacturing will be unleashed when advanced 3D printing hardware is augmented with a wave of new materials, designed from the atomic scale up deliver better performance.”
  • Tim is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, where his research focuses on increasing the performance, reliability, and lifetime of novel engineering alloys. He received a B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2011. LinkedIn →

    “Engineering innovations require that deep science and lab curiosities be brought to bear on real-world challenges. Tackling this challenge energizes us at Foundation Alloy.”

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