Due Date: October 9, 2017
PROGRAM MANAGER: Kevin Andrews, Ph.D.
Licensing, contract research, supplier agreement, negotiated as warranted
Opportunity to supply up to 20,000 gallons of (uncut) varnish annually
Phase 1 – Proof of concept in 6 months Phase 2 – Engineering development in 6-12 months
Phase 1 – Proof of concept funding commensurate with proposedactivity
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing a global electric motor manufacturer, invites proposals for a quick-cure, solvent-resistant varnish for protecting motor assemblies.
NineSigma’s client currently uses a waterborne, low-solids varnish to protect motor assemblies that requires excessive time to cure sufficiently for parts to advance through a manufacturing process. They seek to implement a much faster coating and the associated curing hardware.
NineSigma’s client is highly motivated to find a high-volume, in-line solution to reduce their cycle time and the “entrapped” work in process (WIP). Ideally, they would replace their conventional “dunk, drain and bake” systems, significantly improving throughput and reducing energy consumption associated with this conventional process.
Anticipated Project Phases or Project Plan
Phase 1 – Proof of concept on client-supplied parts
Phase 2 – Engineering development
Criteria for Moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2
Client will consider for advancement an approach that meets performance criteria with acceptable economics and pathway to commercialization.
The successful technology will:
The following approaches are not of interest:
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APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUEST
Responses from companies (small to large), academic researchers, other research institutes, consultants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company or university that has formulations which can be tuned to meet this requirement.
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a method ready for implementation at industrial scale.
You represent a technology transfer agency that represents an inventor or technology holder who can demonstrate an approach to address the request.
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration ready to adapt.