Manufacturing Technologies: Kansas City Plant; Technology Transfer: Working to Improve U.S. Global Competitiveness
Kansas City, MO: Allied Signal, Inc., Kansas City Division, Office of Technology Transfer, 1993. Wraps. xiii,  153,  pages. wraps. Cover scuffed and has other wear and soiling. The Kansas City Plant is part of the Department of Energy's network of national laboratories and production facilities working to heighten the awareness of its technical capabilities. By merging world-class technologies for product development with state-of-the-are facilities, the Kansas City Plant communicated that it could provide an exceptional base for technical assistance, work-for-others, and Technology Transfer programs. Within the plant are capabilities that can accommodate all stages of manufacturing, from prototyping and development to product assembly and environmental testing. The Reference Guide lists then available capabilities in the following general areas: Cables, Circuit Boards, Cleaning Processes, Computers, Controlled Atmospheres, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Gaging and Tooling, Hybrid Microcircuits/Assembly and Packaging, Inspection Techniques, Lasers and Electro-Optics; Materials, Mechanical, Metrology, Microwave/Radio Frequency/Radar, Ordnance Initiation Systems, Painting, Plating-Polishing/Heat Treatment, Prototyping, Services/Consultation, Test Equipment, Testing and Measuring, and Welding. The Kansas City Plant is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract. The Kansas City Plant is a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facility managed and operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies that produces 85 percent of the nonnuclear material used in the United States nuclear bomb arsenal. It was renamed the Kansas City National Security Campus in 2015. The plant produces non-nuclear mechanical, electronic, and engineered material components for U.S. national defense systems such as high-energy laser ignition systems, microwave hybrid microcircuit production, and miniature electromechanical devices. The plant also provides technical services such as metallurgical/mechanical analysis, analytical chemistry, environmental testing, nondestructive testing, computer-based training, simulations and analysis, and technical certification.
The plant traces its history to the Pratt & Whitney plant dedicated by then Senator Harry S. Truman in 1942, which manufactured Double Wasp engines during World War II. In 1949 the Atomic Energy Commission commissioned the Bendix Corporation to build the non-nuclear components of nuclear warheads there. Bendix became AlliedSignal in 1983 and eventually Honeywell in 1999. Condition: Good.
Keywords: Technology Transfer, Dual-Use Technology, Cooperative R&D, Competitiveness, Technical Assistance, Intellectual Property, Ordnance Initiation, Prototyping, Telemetry, Reference Works, Guides, Handbooks