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Posted on: July 14, 2021

QCML and WIU have received $2.25M for year 6 (2021-2022) of a ballistic protection research program with Army Research Lab. Dr. Eric J. Faierson is the Principal Investigator for QCML & WIU on the program.  QCML is partnered with University of North Texas (Principal Investigator: Dr. Rajiv Mishra), University of Illinois, and Iowa State in […]

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

This publication relates to work that QCML performed with collaborators at University of North Texas and deals with advanced ceramic materials.  In this work powders of both pure boron carbide and composites of boron carbide and titanium diboride  were consolidated using spark plasma sintering.   Theoretical densities over 99% were achieved.  The 23%vol TiB2-B4C composites […]

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Quad City Manufacturing Lab and Western Illinois University were awarded $1.5M for Year 5 (July 2020-July 2021) of a ballistic protection research program with Army Research Lab and the University of North Texas. This program will build upon research from previous years and add substantial R&D capabilities to WIU-QCML. Funding will be used to acquire […]

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

On June 13, Quad City Manufacturing Lab & Western Illinois University hosted TechDay, an event that showcased ways that businesses could incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies into their operations.  TechDay was held at Quad City Manufacturing Lab on the Rock Island Arsenal and around 50 people attended.   Sponsors of TechDay included Metrologic Group, Hexagon Metrology, IMEC, […]

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

QCML-WIU TechDay 2019 June 13, 2019 Quad City Manufacturing Lab & Western Illinois University will be hosting a TechDay on June 13, 2019. This event will feature a variety of advanced manufacturing techniques and demonstrations, and explore how they can be utilized by industry. Learn how Advanced Manufacturing Technologies can be incorporated in your business: […]

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

QCML & WIU have partnered with 3Degrees in a pilot program in order to evaluate and demonstrate their new software, TRACE.  TRACE software enables users to efficiently manage and track a wide variety of data from additive manufacturing part builds, some of which include machine operator, process parameter sets, post-processing, and qualification procedures for each […]

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

This publication relates to work that WIU-QCML performed with collaborators at Iowa State University dealing with in-situ process monitoring of a metal additive manufacturing (AM) process.  The quality of AM parts is dependent on many factors such as energy input and material feedstock flow.  The development of suitable in-situ process monitoring technologies will enable the […]

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

This publication relates to work that WIU-QCML performed on the Army Research Lab-Ballistic Protection Program with collaborators at University of North Texas. Process development was conducted using a novel WE-43 Magnesium alloy through metal powder bed fusion 3D printing technology. WE-43 alloy is a desirable material, as it has a high strength, a low density, […]

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

This publication relates to work that QCML & WIU performed on the Army Research Lab-Ballistic Protection Program with collaborators at University of North Texas. Titanium alloy octet lattice samples were designed with a range of strut radii (0.1-0.5mm) and were fabricated using metal powder bed fusion 3D printing technology. Lattice structures are of interest due […]

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

In Spring of 2019, the School of Engineering at Western Illinois University will be offering a new course created by Dr. Eric Faierson, ENGR 440: Additive Manufacturing. The content of the course is geared to both undergraduate engineering students and those in the workforce looking to better understand Additive Manufacturing and how it can be […]

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