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How Additive Manufacturing Enhances Robotics

10/19/2017 05:30 PM

@ Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
331 W 3rd St

How Additive Manufacturing Enhances Robotics

Join us for the next Additive Manufacturing Users Group when four teams from the QC FIRST Alliance present about how additive manufacturing has enhanced their experience in robotics.
QC FIRST Alliance is a community-based group that participates in robotics through a worldwide organization named FIRST, For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The QC First Alliance represents seven different school districts from around the Quad Cities area, with teams meeting out of the Arconic Learning Center in Bettendorf.

Teams presenting at the event include Flourish and Bots (FLL), Winter Soldiers (FTC), Robo Minions (FTC), and QC Elite – The Flaming Squirrels.

Each group will present:
A brief introduction of last year’s competition and what FLL/FTC/FRC is.
How 3-D printing has enabled their team to make quick enhancements and parts.
Materials that work well for robust conditions/robotics.
How the students use CAD and are only limited by their imaginations.
The impact of 3-D printing on their lives.
Jeff Richland of FIRST and the QC FIRST Alliance will give an introduction of the program and teams. Richland is an employee of Arconic, the workspace sponsor for the teams.

15-minute introduction by Jeff Richland
30-minute presentation by Flourish and Bots (FLL)
45-minute presentation by Winter Soldiers and Robo Minions (FTC)
30-minute presentation by QC Elite (FRC)

About the Additive Manufacturing Users Group
Additive Manufacturing technology will change the face of manufacturing by replacing future processes and is on pace to emerge as an established trend on shop floors. The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub has developed a Technology Roadmap of eight transformative technologies; one of these -- Additive Manufacturing -- has been identified as a breakthrough opportunity that will have an impact on our region's competitiveness. To accelerate our region's learning and investment, an Additive Manufacturing Users Group has been formed.

Why attend? Hear from local experts on best practices of this state-of-the-art technology. No matter what your knowledge level, this night will offer an opportunity to build your understanding of this game-changing technology and its business benefits.

Introductions and welcome
User group objectives update
Guest speakers
Status of regional Additive Manufacturing playbook (implementation guide)
Getting connected - 90 sec. "needs and leads"
Next meeting agenda

This program is presented by the Quad Cities Chamber's Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub and the Defense Industry Adjustment Program. Special thanks to co-presenting sponsor Northwest Bank & Trust.

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