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CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Tour

November 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST


This 4-hour event will be an in-person lab tour of the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy, a facility created to help manufacturers explore potential technologies, their applications, and how you can implement them into your manufacturing processes.


The tour will begin with an informal walk-around of the space to show off various technologies. During this time, specific areas of interest will be identified based on the attendee’s needs and areas of interest. The latter half of the tour will include break-out sessions with a CIRAS expert to talk about more detailed applications with the attendee over lunch provided by CIRAS.

Highlights of the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab include technologies such as:

Workforce training and safety technologies

  • Wearable safety sensors
  • Assistive, upper-body exoskeletons

Data Solutions

  • MES system solutions
  • Digital work instructions to support workforce
  • IoT systems and capabilities
  • Data sensing, logging, and analysis

Automation technologies

  • Equipment & process monitoring sensors
  • Cobot & SCARA robot systems
  • Smart camera vision system for inspection
  • Guided part kitting demonstration

Additive manufacturing systems

  • Desktop FDM
  • Industrial, dual-nozzle FDM
  • Full-color polyjet technology
  • Metal powder-bed additive manufacturing

3D scanning equipment

  • Laser 3D scanner
  • Low resolution, mobile scanning solutions
  • Structured light 3D scanner


Check out this short video of the digital lab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTG84xpIvgw


For more event details, contact Jake Behrens at [email protected].



November 9, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
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Digital Manufacturing Lab- IA State
2500 North Loop Dr, Suite 7580
Ames, IA 50010 United States
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(515) 296-7275
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