In addition to providing insights into the US ammunition industry, EXPLOINSIGHTS, Inc. provides occasional hands-on services to support Customer requirements. These services can take many different forms, and today we’re going to provide a small window into some actual hands-on chemistry support we performed for one of our customers.
The background to this is that our customer is representing a major US defense stakeholder, and they were cooperatively exchanging information with another defense organization. One party (‘A’) wanted to gain some actual experience in making some material on lab-scale, and the other party ((‘B’) sought information on an ammunition design in support of a potential US ammunition product competition from party ‘A’. So party ‘A’ had what Party ‘B’ needed, and vice-versa.
How do you execute such a trade? Enter EXPLOINSIGHTS, Inc., who was afforded the role to provide the on-site services needed for the hands-on support for making lab-scale quantities of material. Providing independent experienced support was of course key to making this successful. Details of the work cannot be disclosed here, but for this article the fine details are unimportant. The result of the cooperative arrangments was that EXPLOINSIGHTS, Inc. performed on-site synthesis of material which helped everyone achieve their goals.
But working in a Customer’s lab presents challenges in terms of process (knowing the protocol, operation, safety-procedures etc.) and documentation (what to record, and how to manage.
Providing a one-stop shop for hands-on practical support at Customers’ facilities does not come without expertise and good practices.
The key to successfully working effectively and efficiently at a customers’ facility is communication: You have to go to great lengths to explain what you are proposing, and how you propose to do it; to give the customers and stakeholders a comfortable opportunity to review the proposed work and make sure it aligns with their business goals and their internal procedures and protocols. EXPLOINSIGHTS, Inc. is proud of our unblemished support record, and the fact that we get invited back to provide additional support is, we think, a good testimoney to the work we perform.
And it’s also fair to say we really enjoy nitration chemistry! The picture shown above is of one of our real synthesis experiements that produced materials used to satsify the cooperative agreement.
An exhibit of the material made at a Customer’s facilities by EXPLOINSIGHTS, Inc. is shown to he right. These are samples of actual product drying in an over as part of an official preperation and testing procedure.
It might be hard to see how, but this showcases how EXPLOINSIGHTS, Inc. works with US Industry cooperatively in partnership with with the US Government to help the US Army get better products!