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Systems Engineering for Smart Manufacturing Project
Last Updated Date: 01/03/2013

Systems engineers use graphical depictions of both customer requirements and high-level system specifications to coordinate the work of the … more

Smart Factory Architecture Project
Last Updated Date: 01/03/2013

Smart manufacturing is providing the impetus and foundation for software vendors to produce a wide range of low cost, easy to use, manufacturing … more

Manufacturing Services Network Models Project
Last Updated Date: 01/03/2013

Manufacturing re-shoring represents a huge opportunity for U.S. small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs). To seize this opportunity, … more

Model-Based Engineering Project
Last Updated Date: 01/03/2013

Computer models are replacing 2D drawings and engineering documents for manufactured products. Using computer models for engineering and … more

Smart Manufacturing Processes and Equipment
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

The objective of the Smart Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Program is to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will enable … more

Sustainability Characterization for Product Assembly Processes Project
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

Today, major OEMs in the U.S. are principally assemblers of components and subsystems often produced by suppliers in their production networks. … more

Testbed for Sustainable Manufacturing Project
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

The Sustainable Manufacturing (SM) program is developing a number of methods and tools for sustainability assessment. Under the Integration … more

Sustainability Metrics for Design and Manufacturing Project
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2013

Sustainable manufacturing is moving from solely an after-the-fact assessment to a before-the-fact prediction.  The ability to make sustainability … more

Sustainability Modeling and Optimization Project
Last Updated Date: 12/27/2012

To advance sustainable manufacturing (SM), industry needs the ability to assess their sustainability performance and plan a path towards its … more

Manipulating the Position and Orientation of Nanoparticles using Feedback Control
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

To advance the development of miniaturized systems, there is a need to place nanostructured materials in very precise locations. Only then can … more

Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

One of the major obstacles to incorporating nanotechnology into everyday products is the difficulty of making nanoscale structures inexpensively … more

Real-Time Tracking and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Individual Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2012

The behavior and properties of macroscale objects are stable and predictable because they are the result of the average behavior of very large … more

Measurement Science for Optimized Machining Processes
Last Updated Date: 12/21/2012

Machining is the workhorse process that adds the most value to engineered products, since it is capable of achieving the precision required for … more

Measurement Science for Smart Machine Tools
Last Updated Date: 12/21/2012

Integration of equipment performance data, machine and process models, and real-time condition information help create a smart machine tool.  … more

Closed-Loop Manufacturing of Complex Micro Optics Project
Last Updated Date: 12/21/2012

On-machine measurement of micro optics is essential for producing complex high-precision optical components used in next generation imaging … more

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