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Revolutionary Advances in Large-Scale Manufacturing in Quantities of One

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
14 First Street Troy, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Revolutionary Advances in Large-Scale Manufacturing in Quantities of One
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0060
Award Amount: $1,099,738.00


We propose to build a National Simulation Service that will have triple benefits to industry. First, it will give companies new freedom to produce at a scale that matches demand. Second, companies will have access to a wider variety of expertise and options than they would otherwise have internally, resulting in better products and processes. Third, it will make companies more robust because they will no longer be in danger of losing critical capabilities during a contraction in the business cycle. The new service will make it possible for any expert anywhere to understand how an organization runs its manufacturing processes. With the understanding the expert will be able to fix and optimize problems without being a 24/7 employee or on-site consultant of the enterprise.

Principal Investigator:

David Loffredo
Vice President for Techno
(518) 687-2848

Business Contact:

Lesli Garnett
Chief Financial Officer
(518) 687-2848
Small Business Information at Submission:

STEP Tools, Inc.
14 First Street Troy, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 000000000
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No