As part of the collaboration, the University of Cincinnati received $418,144 in equipment.
UC Clermont received $115,759 from that award for the following equipment:
- Two FANUC robotic training units
- Electrical assembly equipment and tools
- Mechanical and hydraulic assembly equipment and tools
UC Clermont’s Manufacturing Center is a 10,000-square-foot space at the UC East campus (former Ford Plant in Batavia) with $1 million in equipment and tooling. The center also has a dedicated computer lab with industry software and simulators. Together they support hands-on training, certificates and degree programs in design and manufacturing engineering technology.
The equipment purchases will support current and future training in manufacturing technology skills, including the college’s existing partnership with Milacron LLC.
One robotic training unit will be placed at UC East’s Manufacturing Center and another at Grant Career Center. The UC East unit will be used for both degree-seeking and short-term training programs. Students at Grant will be able to earn UC college credit through the College Credit Plus program, and both college and high school students will be able to earn industry certification.