Smart, digitized, and connected manufacturing within an enterprise and along supply chains has a large potential to improve energy efficiency for U.S. manufacturing and therefore to enhance its global competitiveness.
ORNL to Open Applications for Innovation Crossroads
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program will open applications this September for its 3rd Cohort of technology innovators.
Innovation Crossroads is an early stage entrepreneurial fellowship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that supports leading technology innovators as they advance an energy or advanced manufacturing idea with the potential for global impact. This program is a public-private partnership founded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and supported by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.
UT Continues to Advance Manufacturing’s Growth, Transformation
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently got another boost in its growing role in advanced manufacturing with the appointment of a faculty member to a team focused on strengthening curriculum and student preparedness in the field.
Chad Duty, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, will join the newly created Expert Educator Team to help spread the growth of advanced manufacturing education through colleges.
“Our role will be to work with researchers and partners to identify areas of need in advanced manufacturing, particularly with lightweight materials,” said Duty. “We will then create a knowledge base and curricula surrounding those areas so that we can better prepare students for careers.”
The three groups working together to back the idea—Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences—selected Duty and five other leading experts for the task.
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Lockheed Martin Solidifies Role with IACMI
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation recently got another big boost, as Lockheed Martin solidified its position as a charter level member with the group.
Lockheed Martin is one of the world’s premier aerospace and propulsion companies, with research and development impacting civil, military and space flight.