Quad City Manufacturing Lab serves as national R&D resource for manufacturing

American manufacturers must constantly innovate to compete on a global scale. To facilitate innovation, educate the next generation of workers and ensure American leadership in manufacturing, Quad City Manufacturing Lab (QCML) located at the Rock Island Arsenal serves as a national research and development (R&D) resource.

Supported by Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, Quad City Manufacturing Lab provides a variety of capabilities and services, including facilitating the research, development, analysis and testing of a wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes.  To read about its latest R&D findings, visit its website at

QCML serves the aerospace, agriculture, automotive and transportation, defense/government, energy and general manufacturing industries. In offers capabilities in advanced manufacturing including additive manufacturing, robotics and process automation, reverse engineering, materials testing and analysis, and more. To find out how the Quad City Manufacturing Lab can help your company, call (309) 788-2089 or visit       

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