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David McFeeters-Krone
Meet the Enhanced Technology Team

Meet the Enhanced Technology Team

Are you trying to design a new product? Would you like to re-design an existing product to use modern technology? Do you want to find an application for a unique material you’ve developed? Do you want to build connections to federal resources that can enhance your...

American Made Challenge

Accelerator for U.S. Domestic Energy and Global Business Opportunities The American-Made Challenges incentivize the nation's entrepreneurs to strengthen American leadership in energy innovation and domestic manufacturing. These new challenges seek to lower the...

RAPID and the MEP – A Boon for Small Businesses

OMEP was recently featured in the RAPID newsletter. The original post is below. RAPID’s partnership with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) continues to bear fruit. An invaluable resource, MEPs help small manufactures effectively engage with RAPID. To date,...

MEP Creates Critical Connections

David McFeeters-Krone introduces a concept of using the MEP network to help FLC stakeholder firms (licensees, CRADA partners, contractors) accelerate their development and marketing by tapping into the Manufacturing USA Institutes....

RAPID: Education and Workforce Development Call

Article Overview The RAPID Manufacturing Institute is leading a national effort to address scientific knowledge and technology gaps in process intensification and modular manufacturing. On January 31, 2019, the RAPID Manufacturing Institute released a call for...

Green Paper Review

The US Government spends over $100 billion annually on R&D and has significant IP assets.  The white house requested an audit of how these assets are being shared with industry and what barriers could be removed.  If you are unfamiliar with tapping into this...

RAPID & Manufacturing USA Institutes

The Manufacturing USA Institutes have dozens of projects focused on manufacturing.  The RAPID institute is seeking innovators who make manufacturing modules, particularly those that can transform agricultural waste into valuable chemicals. The vision is to have...

RAPID + MEP: A Winning Combination

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network is a strong advocate of RAPID’s process intensification efforts. With offices in each state, MEPs contribute significantly by engaging prospective new members as well as enhancing the projects of current members....

5 Key Advantages of Modular Manufacturing

As part of my process intensification work for Manufacturing USA's RAPID Institute, I came across “Small Modular Infrastructure” by Dahlgren et al. (The Engineering Economist) that highlights the shift in project analysis that makes small modular manufacturing the...