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Strengthening American Manufacturing Through Innovation

American manufacturers must constantly innovate to compete on a global scale. To facilitate innovation, educate the next generation of workers, and ensure American leadership in manufacturing, Quad City Manufacturing Labs (QCML) serves as a national research and development (R&D) resource.

QCML advances American manufacturing by helping manufacturers to develop cutting-edge technologies and processes to remain competitive and at the forefront of innovation in their industries. At the same time, QCML’s internship opportunities ensures a pipeline of skilled talent able to fulfill the demands of leading-edge manufacturing technologies, further empowering America’s manufacturers.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Helping organizations to realize their innovations in manufacturing technology and processes.

LAB RESOURCES

Equipped to facilitate complex research and development in manufacturing technologies and processes.

TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE TODAY

Internship opportunities to develop the skilled talent needed for the future of American manufacturing.

PARTNERS IN RESEARCH

QCML partners with leading trade groups, universities and companies from across the nation to deliver impactful research that advances American manufacturing.

  • Western Illinois University
  • Rock Island Aresnal
  • Quad Cities Chamber
  • Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub
  • DMDII
  • America Makes
  • Northern Illinois University
  • New Tech Ceramics, Inc.
  • QuesTek Innovations
  • University of North Texas
  • The University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa

MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

  • QCML has consistently done what they say they are going to do. It was easy to form a partnership with them. They quickly learned of our needs and now anticipate and advise on potential build challenges before they arise. The QCML team is very good at clearly communicating the details of our builds, including pre- and post-processing options, which helped us minimize build iterations. Despite many other options we have chosen QCML to provide high quality metal prototypes for our programs.

    Brian Rush, GE Global Research

Advancing American Manufacturing Through Innovation

QCML Is Your Manufacturing R&D Resource

Contact us for the research and development of your new manufacturing process or technology.

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