This Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles advancements and developments in augmented reality for training and maintenance, supervisory control and data acquisition systems for hydrocarbon transport, laboratory automation software, material handling, and humanoid robots for disaster relief.
The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software).
The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries.
1. Advancements in Augmented Reality, Automation Platforms, Material Handling Systems, and Humanoids
- Recent Developments in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
- Augmented Reality in Asset Maintenance and Operation Training
- Automation Platform for Hydrocarbon Transportation
- Innovative Centralized Control of Laboratory Automation
- Intelligent Linear Motion System for Intra-logistics in Production Lines
- Bi-Pedal Disaster Relief Robot
- Industry Contacts