Technology Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. For the time being, we have decided to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events. Webinars will continue as planned. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at ciras@iastate.edu or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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March 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

3/3/2021 - 3/24/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable

3/3/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey of continuous improvement, and there are bound to be bumps along the way. This twice-monthly webinar is a roundtable discussion on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Northeast Iowa manufacturers will be able to share tips and address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Virtual Lab Tour

3/11/2021, Webinar

Growth Productivity Technology Webinar 

Details: This 90-minute webinar will be an on-line virtual tour of the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy, a facility created to help manufacturers de-risk potential technology adoption. The first 30 minutes will be a general introduction to the lab and a virtual tour, followed by parallel breakout sessions on 3D printers, scanners, and cobots. For more information, contact Abhay Grover at agrover@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Rountable

3/17/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey of continuous improvement, and there are bound to be bumps along the way. This twice-monthly webinar is a roundtable discussion on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Iowa manufacturers will be able to share tips and address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

Unlocking Informational Clues in x-ray Images

3/18/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to serve as an overview of the potential benefits of industrial x-ray testing, focusing on the information contained in radiographic images. Dave Utrata, a CIRAS project manager with Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, will review the basic principles behind x-ray inspection and how it could help you learn more about your project or materials. For more, contact Dave Utrata at heydave@iastate.edu.

 

Virtual Materials Lab Tour

3/25/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to explain the tools available to help companies test and analyze materials at the CIRAS Materials Lab. The presentation will simulate what would happen if a company wanted to address quality control problems on specific components. We’ll walk you through the triage of what frequently goes wrong and what tools could be helpful. For more, contact Adam Boesenberg at aboesenb@iastate.edu.

 

Information security - A discussion current and future challenges

3/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership Technology Webinar 

Details: Join this virtual roundtable for an in-depth discussion about the issues involved in building and maintaining a system for data security. We’re inviting a handful of companies for a 90-minute conversation about the variety of data-related issues Iowans face and how you can turn proactive security into a business advantage. For more, contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@iastate.edu.

 

Jump Start Your Journey Towards Industry 4.0

3/30/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry Webinar 

Details: Industry 4.0 is a term that describes the next phase of modern manufacturing – a world where factories have the ability to generate massive amounts of data and quickly analyze it to improve their processes. This is a world with powerful benefits. But how do you know where to start? This 90-minute webinar is designed to help Iowa manufacturers understand what they need to know and how they should react. This workshop will help you assess your readiness and develop a plan. For more information, contact Andrew Friend at afriend@iastate.edu.

 

 

April 2021


Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Rountable

4/7/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: ?Lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey of continuous improvement, and there are bound to be bumps along the way. This twice-monthly webinar is a roundtable discussion on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Iowa manufacturers will be able to share tips and address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Manufacturing 4.0: Keys to Innovating and Implementing to Achieve Results Faster

4/16/2021, Webinar

Leadership Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour online workshop will show Iowa companies how empowering people, cultivating culture, and leveraging technology can help you innovate, implement changes, and achieve results faster. Experts from the Bâton Global consulting firm in Des Moines will explain how focusing on people can help you improve at a more rapid pace. For more, contact Mike O’Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.?

 

Plant Layout Simulations

4/28/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: Efficient manufacturing means avoiding wasted energy. Is your plant squandering time and money by moving products a greater distance than is necessary? This one-hour webinar will explain how CIRAS can create a simulation of your plant layout and find the most efficient way for you to operate. For more, contact Kirk Haaland at khaaland@iastate.edu.

 

Strain Gage Basics for Structural Applications

4/29/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This two-hour webinar will cover the basics of using a strain gage in structural applications. CIRAS experts will explain how strain gages measure the forces at work on a part or product and how to collect the data, as well as practical applications for using strain gages as tools to test products in the field. For more information, contact John Roberts at jarobert@iastate.edu.

 

How Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Impact Your Company

4/29/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to give Iowa manufacturers a broad overview of the capabilities and design considerations for metal 3D printing. CIRAS experts will explain why metal additive manufacturing could be important for your business, where it might fit in your production process, and how you can leverage CIRAS for metal additive manufacturing. For more, contact Jake Behrens at jbehrens@iastate.edu.

 

 

May 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

5/5/2021 - 5/26/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

What to consider before Investing in 3D Printing Technology

5/13/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to give Iowa manufacturers a broad overview of what they need to consider before investing in 3D printing technology. CIRAS experts will explain why 3D printing could be important for your business, where it might fit in your production process, and what you should consider before you spend any money. For more, contact Chris Hill at chhill@iastate.edu.?

 

 

June 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

6/2/2021 - 6/30/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

 

July 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

7/7/2021 - 7/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

 

August 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

 

September 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

9/1/2021 - 9/29/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.