HARTFORD–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Intelligent Cutting Solutions (ICS), based in Newington, was named “Innovator of the Month.” Founded in July of 2020 by entrepreneurs Ibrahim Ibrahim and Darius Kania, ICS is a state-of-the-art waterjet cutting facility that provides water jet cutting services to Connecticut’s aerospace and defense sectors as well as the automotive, medical, and architecture industries. Their technology cuts through materials up to ten inches thick with superior edge quality and no distortion or damage due to heat.

“It’s great to see one small business in Connecticut help countless others with their services. The team at Intelligent Cutting Solutions understood there was a gap in the market to meet the needs of our state’s aerospace and defense industries. Their waterjet cutting systems are some of the best in business, and I’m proud to recognize ICS for their success and rapid growth since making the big leap to launch a business at the start of a pandemic,” said Murphy.

“We saw a gap in Connecticut when searching for a reliable water jet cutting vendor, and we filled that gap with state-of-the art water jet cutting and inspection equipment. For years we struggled to find a water jet cutting vendor that can cut parts with aerospace accuracy and provide dimensional certification reports. So, we decided to start Intelligent Cutting Solutions. We just received our sixth water jet machine to keep our lead times low and to have machine redundancy. And our customers love the fact that we are inspecting the parts with laser inspection systems. Because the technology is so accurate nowadays we are able to produce near net shapes that require minimum subsequent processing by our customers,” said Ibrahim Ibrahim of ICS.

Murphy believes entrepreneurship and innovation are the building blocks for a strong economy. In the U.S. Senate, he has introduced legislation to incentivize angel investors to put more money into startup companies—the Angel Tax Credit Act. Startup companies create an average of 2 million jobs each year.