Stress Engineering Services selected to participate in USAF RSO Advanced Manufacturing Olympics 2020

Stress Engineering Services AMO Team

HOUSTON (September 28, 2020)Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services and solutions, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office’s (RSO) inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics and will compete in the Approval Sprints Technical challenge.

The SES team is comprised of top engineering professionals from SES, as well as the engineering software company nTopology, and the open additive manufacturing firm, Origin. The team will be competing in the Approval Sprints Technical challenge where they will contend with other highly capable teams to design, analyze, and deliver a final printed USAF F-16 hydraulic line clamp, a technical data package, and an accelerated qualification strategy for full approval of proposed materials, machines and a complete family of components.

Matthew Sanders, SES team lead, states, “additive manufacturing unlocks a lot of new possibilities; however, with new possibilities come new unknowns. Stringent verification and validation methods will always be needed to gain confidence in new processes, materials, and designs and in the world of advanced additive manufacturing things change constantly. That is why we are focusing heavily on these factors.”

Dr. Kenneth Bhalla, chief technology officer, SES, said, “Stress Engineering Services is proud to be a chosen participant in this prestigious challenge. The forum provides the opportunity to showcase our innovative and creative abilities in collaboration with our teammates to develop rapid, effective solutions using state-of-the-art technologies to meet the USAF’s requirements.”

The Advanced Manufacturing Olympics is a free, virtual event held from October 20-23, 2020. The event includes five Technical Challenges that feature additive manufacturing and reverse engineering. To find out more about the event, visit: the Approval Sprints information page.


About Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
Since 1972, Stress Engineering Services, Inc. has been a global leader in consulting engineering services and solutions for a variety of industries. Stress Engineering is committed to providing the most comprehensive design, analysis and testing services with an unsurpassed level of engineering integrity and skill.  The company’s multi-disciplinary engineering methods, advanced technology, innovative applications and highly knowledgeable and experienced staff provide proven, quantifiable benefits to its worldwide portfolio of clients. Stress Engineering is headquartered in Houston, with offices in Cincinnati; New Orleans; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Calgary, Alberta and Singapore. For more information, visit

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Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
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