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Product Realization Lab

Tour led by Craig Milroy, MS ’81, MS ’82, Director of the Product Realization Lab

Capacity: 40

Event Details:

Thursday, October 20, 2022
1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT


Building 610, entrance on Duena Street

This event is open to:

All-Access Pass Holders
Thursday Day Pass Holders
Educational Pass Holders

Enjoy an insider’s view of the Product Realization Lab where Stanford students have MADE THE FUTURE for more than 125 years! Meet the director, teaching assistants and students. Enjoy demonstrations of amazing manufacturing processes. And learn what it takes to transform an idea into world-changing product!

Please arrive early to reserve a spot and wear close toe shoes for safety purposes. 

Craig Milroy, MS ’81, MS ’82, director of the Product Realization Lab (PRL) and of undergraduate teaching labs in mechanical engineering. He has been a senior lecturer at Stanford University since 1992. 

The PRL is a teaching facility where more than 1300 Stanford students learn design, manufacturing, and prototyping each year. Craig’s teaching focuses on product conceptualization and strategic planning during the design process. Previously, he was executive faculty of Stanford’s Biodesign program and taught Stanford’s first medical device design course.

Milroy came to Stanford from the Biomechanics Laboratories of the Department of Orthopedics, University of Iowa, where he helped develop an artificial hip replacement, and analyzed knee and wrist patho-mechanics. He has done considerable engineering consulting including Visa International, Atari, and Fakespace, and holds 16 patents in medical devices, telecommunications, and consumer products. He has founded four medical device companies; products he designed have sold in the millions.

A view of students working at the Product Realization Lab.

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