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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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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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