The Seeker desires a new method to rapidly and precisely join bundles of brass-coated high carbon (> 0.70%) steel filaments end-to-end.
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal and experimental proof-of-concept data (and/or sample delivery).
The Seeker is searching for a method to join bundles of high carbon (0.70 – 0.90% carbon) steel filaments that is rapid, robust, and produces strong joints consistently with no need for rework. The steel filaments are coated with brass and have diameters from 0.1 to 0.4 mm and are twisted into bundles from 0.4 to 5.0 mm in diameter.
A submission to the Challenge should include the following:
The award is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker.
To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution.
What is an RTP Challenge?
An InnoCentive RTP (Reduction to Practice) Challenge is a prototype that proves an idea, and is similar to an InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge in its high level of detail. However, an RTP requires the Solver to submit a validated solution, either in the form of original data or a physical sample. Also the Seeker is allowed to test the proposed solution. For details about treatment of IP rights, please see the Challenge-Specific Agreement.