Research and Development

Our team of experts are dedicated to both basic and applied research aimed at discovering solutions to problems. The majority of our R&D is centered around the development of new materials and their applications which facilitate future product development.

In today’s fast changing world, ¬†firms must either continually develop new products and technology or work with an outside research organization like Northern Lights Solutions to stay competitive. ¬†Our team of researchers are put to work on developing your new intellectual property to give your business an advantage over your competitors.

Some Northern Lights Solutions R&D that has been commercialized include:

  • Short fiber length carbon fiber reinforced nylon for improved impact resistance that is used in scientific instruments
  • Managed initial phase of procurement program for rare earth materials from six different potential vendors in China
  • Wood fiber composite polyethene for a recycled wood plastic as a replacement for formaldehyde based MDF material for office furniture
  • Carbon powder reinforced highly plasticized nylon for improved impact resistance and still enable WiFi signal
  • Coating processes for 3D printed aluminum powder for prototype fuel cell tooling to increase tool life
  • Evaluation of Inconel alloy 718 stainless steel plate material and manufacturing process
  • Prototype production of composite rubber/wire material as replacement for lead based flashings
  • Composite laminate design of jet engine bellmouth
  • Evaluation of alloy 310L stainless steel plate material and manufacturing process
  • Composite shutter slat material to increase resistance to bending to reduce production costs
  • Water based UV stable pigment system to improve the weatherability of natural window blind materials
  • High resin content bamboo composite material for outdoor furniture
  • Replacement material for PVC bags at Big Box retailer