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Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory (QCML), is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois. QCML performs research, development, and technology transfer in advanced materials and manufacturing processes such as Laser Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), Friction Stir Welding (FSW), and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP).  QCML is operated and staffed by Western Illinois University.

Examples of materials that we have worked with include: titanium alloys, metal matrix-carbide composites, Inconel alloys, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, steel alloys, BAM (MgAlB14-TiB2), silicon carbide, and silicon nitride.

QCML's mission is to:

A National Resource and Center of Excellence

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