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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Gen. John Campbell, then Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army looks on as U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Dr. Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, sign the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance. The official CRADA signing took place in May 2014 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (Photo credit: Army Medicine).

Success Stories

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

A titanium bolt and the corresponding amount of titanium powder necessary to create it.