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Our Next Meeting

Febuary 26th, 2018 6:30 pm

How to Take an Idea to Commercial Enterprise


Hal Pluenneke

  Hal Pluenneke, a founding member of Fairmount Technologies LLC (FT), will speak at our February meeting. Fairmount Tech, a WSU spin out venture started on campus, is a technology commercialization company. Hal will talk about the process of moving from an idea to a patent and the process that Fairmount Tech took to start a company to develop the invention. The Technology Stretch Roll Forming is a new manufacturing technology for making parts from metal sheets, bars and extrusions. Developed to produce business jet structural components in aircraft grade aluminum without tooling, it combines two well understood forming technologies in a unique manner. An industrial prototype has been developed to form extrusions that make up the structural parts of aircraft. The prototype forms parts in aluminum alloys (AL 6061, 2024, 7075) commonly used in aircraft without heat treatment or monument tools.  The CNC controlled prototype matches or exceeds the quality of current processes in terms of geometry.  The prototype also forms parts from mild and stainless steel. The industrial prototype was developed with funding from the Defense Logistics Agency.

IASCK now meets at WSU's GoCreate Facility located on the east end of WSU's campus off 17th Street.  The address is 4010 East 17th Street. We meet in Room 264. To find the Go Create facility, follow the map below. The facility is circled, in the bottom, right corner of the map.

  Parking is available in lot 355 and please enter through the first set of doors to the west of the parking lot, Experimental Engineering Building on the map. Follow the stairway to the second floor, room 264.  

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