Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory (QCML) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, IL. QCML is operated and staffed through Western Illinois University (WIU). QCML performs research, development, and technology transfer with commercial, government, and academic institutions, focused in the areas of advanced materials, manufacturing, and robotic technologies. Examples of manufacturing processes at QCML include 3D metal printing (Laser Additive Manufacturing), Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), Friction Stir Welding (FSW), Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), and collaborative robotics.
QCML's mission is to: • Function as a national resource for research and development (R38D) of advanced materials and manufacturing technology for commercial and military applications. • Demonstrate and transition cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to partner organizations. • Facilitate collaboration among manufacturing, research and educational institutions • Partner with the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC) and the manufacturing industry to develop and implement technological innovations • Promote and sustain job growth
Black Cat Wear Parts
Black Cat Wear Parts is a leading manufacturer and distributor of ground engaging tools for the construction, road maintenance, and mining industries. Black Cat has locations in Canada, China, and the US offering full production capabilities to meet the needs of our customers around the globe.
Douglas Machine & Engineering
Since 1945 Douglas Machine & Engineering has been serving industry with design and build of quality tooling to aid in efficient production of customers manufactured products.
This includes but not limited to weld, machine and assembly fixtures, assembly aides, robotic integration and special machines.
From design, using the latest CAD systems, to precision CNC machining ranging from wire EDM to large DeVlieg Jig Mills Douglas can efficiently meet and exceed customers expectations.
Visit our web site to view our equipment and samples of past tooling projects. www.doug-machine.com