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At the FLATE center, a student uses an industrial microscope.

a student uses an industrial microscope

At the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), administratively based at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla., a student uses an industrial microscope. Hillsborough Community College is among the institutions included on the Manufacturing Institute's M-List.

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