Far West

Comprised of over 50 laboratories and spread out over the 8 western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the FLC Far West Region has a wealth of federal laboratory resources and programs available for businesses to utilize and benefit from. The Far West Region is also home to over 200 laboratory facilities with research and development (R&D) areas such as energy, aerospace and defense.

Thousands of groundbreaking technologies produced in Far West regional laboratories have been commercialized to progress various technology industries, and grow the Region’s and our nation’s economy. Get to know the FLC Far West regional laboratories and its successes by exploring the site to learn about the activities, programs and events it has to offer.

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Photo credit: Naval Research Laboratory.

The concrete parts are installed in a residential and commercial tower (above center and below) on the site of the Domino Sugar Factory along the waterfront in Brooklyn. Windows in the tower resemble sugar crystals. (Image credit: Gate Precast)

Success Stories

The AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate Technology Transfer office recently licensed in-house developed microencapsulated chemiluminescent materials to startup company Battle Sight Technologies LLC. These materials can be used in glow stick “crayons” to write messages or mark items in the field. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Holly Jordan)

Comparison of simulated liquid nickel breakup by argon atomization gas (a) and experimental liquid nickel gas atomization spray high speed video frame (b).