NIST has organized a challenge competition to produce models of manufacturing processes conforming to the ASTM E3012-16 standard. E3012-16 provides guidance for characterizing manufacturing processes in a manner that allows meaningful sustainability performance analysis. The model that best demonstrates how E3012-16 can achieve a more robust, optimized, and less environmentally taxing manufacturing process will take the top prize of $1,000. The 2018 NIST RAMP Challenge is open through April 20. Finalists will be invited to present their entries in a workshop at ASME MSEC 2018 in College Station, TX, on June 18-22.
Full competition rules, prizes, and entry information are available at Challenge.gov: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/ramp-reusable-abstractions-of-manufacturing-processes/.
A webinar describing the competition and how to submit entries to it will be held on Tuesday, February 6th at 1pm EST: https://nistevent.webex.com/nistevent/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7a58628b47396060389437754e1afde7
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