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Dustin Lindley: Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development in Cincinnati


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Presentations from R3D@Tri-C, the Regional 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference, held on June 18 and 19, 2015, at Tri-C’s Advanced Technology Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Dustin Lindley: Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development in Cincinnati

  1. 1. Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development in Cincinnati 6/16/2015 UCRI Proprietary Information – The information contained in this document is UCRI proprietary information and is disclosed in confidence. It is the property of UCRI and shall not be used, disclosed to others, or reproduced without the express written consent of UCRI. If consent is given for reproduction in whole or in part, this notice shall appear in any such reproduction in whole or in part.
  2. 2. Introductions Dustin Lindley Advanced Manufacturing Center Manager University of Cincinnati Research Institute
  3. 3. UCRI: University of Cincinnati Research Institute • UCRI was established in 2012 as a not-for-profit company with three primary goals – Bridging the gap between industrial partners and UC researchers – Commercialization of IP generated by UC researchers – Provide cooperative learning experiences for UC students through engagement with industry • Flexible and agile in developing contracts with industrial partners – Highly flexible with regard to the ownership and protection of intellectual property – Able to more quickly produce and enact agreements • Operates 10 research centers – UC Engineers – uc2u – Various others
  4. 4. UCRI Advanced Manufacturing Center • Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC): researching the theory and application of advanced manufacturing techniques in industrially relevant ways • Lab facility being developed in UC Victory Parkway campus • Specializing in functional materials and applications (metals, composites, functional plastics) • Core competencies: – Process development for AM production – AM machine design and modification – Sensor and process control development – Material development and optimization
  5. 5. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College • ~10,000 students in a wide range of programs – Accounting to Yoga Teacher Training • Excellent Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology- Laser program • Pre-Engineering students often continue at University of Cincinnati – Certificates and 2 year degrees • Workforce development since 1969
  6. 6. • A public-private partnership led by Cincinnati and Dayton applied earlier this year for a federal program, known as the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) • The partnership, known as the Southwestern Ohio Aerospace Region (SOAR), was one of 12 regions awarded the IMCP designation on May 28, 2014 • Designation puts the Cincinnati-Dayton region in the front of the line to receive a slice of the $1.3 billion in total federal money available for economic development projects related to aerospace manufacturing in our region • Six priority areas relating to aviation & aerospace have been identified for spending: 1) workforce, 2) supply chain, 3) research and innovation, 4) infrastructure and site development, 5) international trade assistance, and 6) capital access Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky Aerospace Region: SOAR
  7. 7. • Workforce development collaboration • Goal: Equip the Workers of Tomorrow • How: Develop industrially relevant curriculum in advanced manufacturing, along with cutting-edge training facilities • Help engage students through their innate need and ability to make things
  8. 8. Advanced ⊃ Additive 3D Printing⊃ DMLS FDM SLA SLS Planning Design Subtractive Post treat Inspection
  9. 9. Where to start? A certificate program is a good starting point: • Relatively inexpensive and short • Provides upskilling for existing workers • A way for new workers to show basic skills – Myth: Kids know how to use 3d printers – Myth: Everyone has a 3d printer in their house • A successful model exists in…
  10. 10. Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center (WDC) Machine Operator Training • Two certificate programs – Machine operator 1: Metalworking Skills • 210 contact hours in 6 courses • Manual machining and metrology; shop math; basic statistical process control – Machine operator 2: CNC Modeling and Programming • 180 contact hours in 5 courses • CAD, CAM, and CNC; print reading and interpretation • Focused on, but not limited to, machining • Curriculum built to reflect the voice of the customer (VOC) through a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
  11. 11. Additive Manufacturing Certificate Program (proposed) • Two certificates • Additive Manufacturing 1: Plastics Objectives: – Familiarity with the safe operation of consumer AM machines – Exposure to commercial machines – Understanding of the basic problems that all AM processes have • Additive Manufacturing 2: Metals Objectives: – Familiarity with the safe operation of metal AM machines – Exposure to modern metal characterization methods – Understanding of the common failure modes of metal AM processes
  12. 12. Additive Manufacturing 1: Plastics • Equipment – Classroom with consumer FDM machines (~10-15 machines) – Lab with commercial plastic machines – Computer classroom for build prep/setup • Some computer classroom time, but concentrate on lab time • Everyone builds something every class – Encourage students to use machines for personal projects
  13. 13. Plastic technologies Form 1 SLA printer Makerbot Thing- O-Matic EOS P390 SLS machine Z Corp. Spectrum 510 HP Multi Jet Fusion printer Cincinnati and ORNL BAAM
  14. 14. Additive Manufacturing 2: Metals • Equipment – Concept Laser Mlab – Computer classroom for build prep/setup • Again concentrate on lab time – Safety a real consideration – Avoid reactive materials (Ti, Al) in lab, but discuss during class • Class builds something every meeting • Introduce material characterization methods – Metallography – Mechanical testing
  15. 15. Metal technologies EOS M250 at UCRI AMC Arcam Q20 EBM machine DMG Mori Lasertec 65 3DOptomec LENS MR-7 Sciaky EBAM Machine
  16. 16. Where to go from there? • Develop courses for less advanced (K-12) and more advanced (college and grad) students • Collaborate with University of Cincinnati to develop courses – Design Art Architecture and Planning – Mechanical Engineering • Continue to refine and update as new equipment becomes available
  17. 17. Current collaboration activity: • Formation of Technical Advisory Committee • Evaluating equipment and space needs • Developing timelines • Producing curriculum