**POSTPONED** VT ASQ Presents a Free Tour: The Advanced Manufacturing Center at VTC, Randolph Center Campus **Will be rescheduled**
2/20
Overview: This tour, offered both in-person and virtually, will highlight the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center campus) and its purpose to the college, region, state and beyond. The goal is to help businesses thrive by making advanced manufacturing technology accessible and by developing the highly-capable workforce to support it.
The Advanced Manufacturing Center houses leading-edge technology supporting the full product lifecycle, from ideation to production. Businesses and students can access design digitalization, metal and polymer additive 3D printing, advanced machining, EDM processes, heat treatment, post-processing, metrology, and metallurgy.

During the tour you will see:
  • Design: Creating snowboard and ski designs
  • Manufacturing equipment: Casting, waterjet cutting, laser cutting, machining
  • Additive manufacturing (3D Printing)
    • 4 different polymer process technologies and a range of materials
    • 2 different metal additive technologies
  • Advanced Machining: 5 axis milling & Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
  • Metrology lab: Current and planned equipment including CT Scanning, 3D scanning & SEM
  • Metallurgy lab: Hardness, tensile, compression and impact testing
Note: A maximum of 20 persons is allowed on the in-person tour; virtual attendees are unlimited. This complimentary event is open to members and non-members.
VT ASQ will send the meeting location and directions with your confirmation of registration, as well as an<
Date & Time
Tuesday January 25th, 2022 3:00pm CST
End Date & Time
Tuesday January 25th, 2022 6:00pm CST
Venue
Advanced Manufacturing Center at Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center Campus
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Host Type
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Webinar Link / Meeting Instructions
To Pre-Register: Email Tim King, vermontasq@gmail.com.
  • Specify if you will attend on-site (1st come 1st serve) or by Webex
We need a headcount for the on-site dinner plan.
Those attending the virtual tour will receive 
the link 24 hours prior to the event. (Virtual event will be 1/25/2022, 4:30-5:45 pm EST.)


 
Additional Information
About the Tour Presenters:
Barry Hulce, Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative, Executive Director, barry.hulce@vtc.edu, (802) 728-1239
Barry comes to the Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative with 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, including the areas of Industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing, technology innovation, and product development. Industries have spanned aero, semi-conductor, energy, adaptive technology, and education. He has launched companies, led business operations, managed engineering departments, and been a practicing engineer over the course of his diverse career.

Steve Longpre, Advanced Manufacturing Center, Director, steve.longpre@vtc.edu, (413) 210-1698
Steve recently joined Vermont Technical College after serving as Operations Manager at the Berkshire Innovation Center in Pittsfield, MA. He’s the founder of BSS Additive, a Massachusetts based 3D printing materials company and inaugural member of the Vermont sponsored New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration. In 2019, BSS was awarded a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement from the U.S. Navy to “Advance the Art of Possible” for “Expeditionary Additive Manufacturing” to serve the needs of the U.S. Warfighter.

Chris Coulter, VMEC, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Advisor; ccoulter@vmec.org; (802) 373-3537
An engineer and problem solver by nature, Chris has been helping product development and manufacturing companies overcome challenges throughout his career. He has been instrumental in developing new products and implementing manufacturing technology. As VMEC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Advisor, Chris helps VT companies to grow and increase competitiveness through advanced technologies, or Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution.
 
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Date & Time: 01/25/2022 04:00:00 PM EST