The Superconducting Particle Accelerator Forum of the Americas (SPAFOA) held a meeting at FRIB on Tuesday, 18 October to brief SPAFOA membership on FRIB progress and discuss how interactions with industry may benefit FRIB. The group previously held a meeting at FRIB in September 2010.

A few dozen members from 30 companies received updates from FRIB leadership on the project's mission and accomplishments, accelerator cavity performance, cryomodule production strategy, plans for cryoplant construction, and FRIB procurement procedures. The group also held breakout sessions for discussion on specific topics of interest and toured the FRIB site.

The not-for-profit SPAFOA provides a vehicle to integrate the resources of the U.S. and Canadian industrial base into the research, development, manufacturing, construction, and operation of major programs based on superconducting radio frequency accelerator technology.