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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Sole Source #KMJ73594

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Tuesday January 3, 2006
Awarded to:
Vendor:  ProMetal, Irwin, PA
Amount:  $48,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, December 9, 2005
The University awarded a contract for metal prototyping equipment and accesseries to ProMetal, Irwin, PA for $48,000.
This award is for the purchase of proprietary, patented, digital metal rapid prototyping equipment and accessories designed specifically for the needs of research and educational customers. Purchase of this equipment also involves licensed rights for the use of the product and licensed processes.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. This equipment and its custom, next-generation, powder-based metal manufacturing processes also feature proprietary licensed operational software and operates using patented 3D Metal Technology, Ceramic Mold Finishing, Loose Particle Removal Processes, Powder Removal Techniques, Finishing Techniques, 3D Printing System, Casting Molds and Carbohydrate Binder Methodology--patented techniques and processes all unique unto this breakthrough manufacturer.
For additional information, contact:
Kathy Jones
Phone: (815) 753-6110

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