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A Wichita company that creates manufacturing technologies received a $1 million contract from the Department of Defense.

Fairmount Technologies will develop a machining prototype that is expected to improve the way long, complex-shaped aircraft parts are manufactured.

The goal is to reduce the loss of materials due to machining failure, set-up cost and lead-time for manufacturing multiple parts or one-off spares.

Fairmont Technologies was founded in 2008 by Vis Madhavan, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at WSU, and is located in Beggs Hall.

The company is certified to design and manufacture components and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries. It currently employs 13 people.


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