Northern Illinois University

Macro/Micro Manufacturing Laboratory

Partners

  • University of Illinois
  • Northwestern University
  • Atometrix
  • REAL CO
  • Alion Science & Technology
  • Rockford Engineering Associates LLC

Micro-Machining

Objective/Goal

Produce low-cost high-quality table-top micro-manufacturing facilities.

Approach

Partnering with industry and universities to develop state of the art platforms that can perform any type of manufacturing operation at the micro-scale.

Benefits

Ability to develop high-quality parts in reduced space with minimal ****slide is missing text here.

Tasks

  • Low-cost actuator system
  • Tool change system
  • Tool point wear and break sensor

Progress/Achievements

Low-cost micro mill designed and built

Commercialization/Next Steps

Working with partners to promote developments made and to utilize that technology for new applications.