3D-printed Lures Catch Attention at West Virginia Makes Festival

With the bait of 3D-printed fishing lures, Bryan Bush of Lewisburg, W.Va., hooked the attention of both festival goers and design judges alike to earn the “Best in Show” grand prize and $1,000 during the third-annual West Virginia Makes Festival. The lures designed and 3D-printed by the middle school teacher were among dozens of innovative creations on display Oct. 7 during the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) annual celebration of creativity and ingenuity.

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Step Up prepares women for new manufacturing careers

July 28, 2016

In the advanced and mostly hands-on classrooms of the Robert C. Byrd Institute in downtown Huntington, an attentive group of women – daughters, sisters, wives and single mothers – has embarked on a new trajectory to a better paying career that also promises to bridge the critical, ongoing skills gap in American manufacturing.

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Lego Robotics season kicks off Sept. 10 at RCBI Huntington

July 27, 2016

Robots will be roving around Huntington this fall as the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) hosts a series of FIRST Lego League (FLL) events for students 9 to 14 years old.

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Grant Supports Technology Camp at RCBI

July 6, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Manufacturing Institute and the Toyota Foundation have awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) a $7,000 grant to support its summer camp activities that involve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills.

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 RCBI Helps Hard-Hit Manufacturers

 

HUNTINGTON — In response to the summer flooding that devastated areas of West Virginia, the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is offering to assess manufacturers’ machinery and operations that were damaged.

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RCBI Camps Offer Students Opportunity to Explore LEGO Robotics

 June 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) promises a summer of discovery for 9- to 14-year-old students interested in robotics.

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Credit Workshop Set for June 9

June 1, 2016

RCBI and Unlimited Future Inc. are hosting a free Credit Wise workshop to help business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals understand the meaning of credit scores and how to repair them.

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RCBI Celebrates Machinist, Welding Graduates

May 17, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) recognized 23 students who completed the Machinist Technology/CNC Program and the Welding Technology Program at RCBI Huntington.

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RCBI Celebrates Machinist Graduates

May 17, 2016

BRIDGEPORT — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing recognized 13 individuals who have completed the Machinist Technology/CNC Program at RCBI Bridgeport.

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Maker Vault Opens at RCBI

May 5, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is celebrating the opening of its new makerspace on Friday, May 13, from 2 to 6 p.m.

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