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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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Posted on: October 16, 2018

QCML and WIU showcased advanced manufacturing technology including 3D metal printing, 3D scanning, and robotics at a Manufacturing Showcase for 8th grade students.  The event was organized by the Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board and held on October 9th at the Blong Tech Center-Eastern Iowa Community College.  Around 130 students from four Quad City area schools […]

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

This program will build upon work performed during the recently completed 2 year research program with ARL developing new materials and structures for ballistic protection.  Information on the prior work can be found in the previous news post.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Our research partners in this project were University of North Texas, Temple University, and University of Southern Mississippi.  Our role in this project was to conduct research and development in materials and manufacturing techniques to provide the Army with better ballistic protection technology. 

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

This study investigated radiation effects on 316L stainless steel fabricated through a metal powder bed fusion 3D printing process in order to explore the potential for use of metal 3D printed components within nuclear reactors. This project was funded by Department of Energy (DOE) and was a collaboration between Lockheed Martin, Texas A&M University, and […]

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

This project involved developing and demonstrating geometric adaptive machining capabilities for use on milling machines and robots. 

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 37, AIP Conference Proceedings, July 2018

This study examines the use of acoustics to monitor and detect variations in machine state and deposition parameters within directed energy deposition metal additive manufacturing. QCML worked with Iowa State University on this research.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Scripta Materialia, Vol. 155, pp. 104-108, July 2018

This study found that 316L stainless steel fabricated through a metal powder bed fusion 3D metal printing process enabled conversion of normally detrimental oxides into beneficial nano-scale particles that strengthened the material and restricted grain growth during post-processing. QCML worked with Northwestern University and University of Pittsburgh on this research.

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, July 2018

This publication relates to work that QCML performed on the Army Research Lab-Ballistic Protection Program with collaborators at University of North Texas. Samples in a variety of orientations (horizontal, vertical, 45 degrees, along with different build plate locations) and conditions (as-built, stress-relieved, and HIP’d) were fabricated using metal powder bed fusion 3D printing technology. High strain rate behavior was evaluated using a Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar testing system. The research found that creating some porosity within a 3D printed titanium alloy can provide better energy absorption during ballistic-type impacts, which can result in better protection for soldiers.

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