PLCs, PACs

Courtesy: Brett Sayles
Discrete Manufacturing January 6, 2022

Leveraging data to increase supply chain resilience

The need for smart data to handle risk management strategies in supply chain production and logistics are badly needed.

By Texas A&M Engineering
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Discrete Manufacturing December 21, 2021

Chinese manufacturing struggling to retain momentum

Chinese manufacturing is struggling to keep pace after a very strong 2020 due to heavy levels of demand, but the overall picture remains positive.

By Adrian Lloyd
Courtesy: North Carolina State University
Discrete Manufacturing November 21, 2021

Synthesis process paves way for more efficient lasers, LEDs

North Carolina State University have developed a process that makes use of existing industry standard techniques for making III-nitride semiconductor materials, but results in layered materials that will make LEDs and lasers more efficient.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: University of Toledo
Discrete Manufacturing October 30, 2021

Advances in additive manufacturing research and development

The University of Toledo Institute of Applied Engineering Research (IAER) is working on advanced manufacturing with a focus on additive manufacturing.

By Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN)
Courtesy: Raiyan Seede, Texas A&M University
Discrete Manufacturing October 8, 2021

Tweaking alloy microchemistry for flawless metal 3D printing

Texas A&M researchers have developed a method that optimizes alloy properties and process parameters to create superior 3D-printed metal parts.

By Vandana Suresh
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Discrete Manufacturing September 23, 2021

Model advances incorporating 3D printing into supply chains

Researchers from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and North Carolina State University developed a model to help determine how to incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) technologies into spare part supply chains.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Discrete Manufacturing September 15, 2021

3D-printed objects that sense user interactivity

MIT researchers are integrating sensing capabilities into 3D printable structures comprised of repetitive cells, which enables designers to rapidly prototype interactive input devices. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Courtesy: Cummins
Discrete Manufacturing July 9, 2021

Cummins integrates metal 3D printed production

More additive manufacturing is expected, lower costs, higher speeds with 20 part numbers available. Depending on the complexity of the part, the technology can print 60 to 100 times faster than other laser-based printing processes, allowing high-volume production.

By Mark T. Hoske
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Discrete Manufacturing June 20, 2021

Smart manufacturing model production lifecycle benefits

MESA International is developing a smart manufacturing model that will provide specific recommendations on how people can be smart in their manufacturing endeavors.

By John Clemons
Courtesy: Northwestern University
Discrete Manufacturing May 7, 2021

Direct laser writing method leads to advanced printing

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a lens produced by electromagnetic methods that allows researchers to print structures on challenging surfaces.

By Brian Sandalow