Oct
24
10:00am10:00am

USCAR - Innovations for Manufacturing Efficiency: Smart, Energy Efficient, and Flexible

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Smart Flexible Efficient Machining and Manufacturing

Machining operations and tooling are often highly-efficient and well-designed but account for significant electricity use. Meaningful reductions of energy and cost will require more than incremental changes. Smart, flexible game-changing machining and manufacturing approaches are needed to meet needs for…  today’s customized, dynamic, and highly-connected digital production environments.

This discussion will identify technology and process innovations to improve or reinvent machining, tooling, and other manufacturing systems to reduce energy use while maintaining or improving cycle time, cost, and quality. The focus is on manufacturing metal components, such as engines, transmissions, cast or stamped parts, rolled metals, and other parts that require machining or tooling.

Efficient Parts Cleaning

Machining requires parts cleaning operations between process steps to prepare the work piece for the next process step. Cleaning parts is energy-intensive, can require large amounts of solvents and energy, and may produce hazardous wastes and volatile compounds. New energy-efficient paradigms are needed to eliminate or reduce solvents, enable aqueous or other cleaning processes, while still meeting robust specifications for cleanliness and quality.

This discussion will identify revolutionary alternatives to cleaning workpiece surfaces to reduce energy use, while maintaining or improving sustainability and cost. The focus is on large-scale cleaning of metal components although other materials can be considered.

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Oct
25
10:00am10:00am

USCAR - Innovations for Manufacturing Efficiency: Smart, Energy Efficient, and Flexible

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Efficient Delivery Methods for Energy and Gases

Manufacturing often requires high velocity/energy gases (e.g., compressed air) for tool power, parts cleaning, parts drying, and parts movement. Compressing gases is expensive and can account for a significant amount of energy used in a manufacturing plant. Innovative, efficient methods are needed to size and deliver compressed gases, or to reduce, mitigate or eliminate their need entirely.

This discussion will identify alternatives that more efficiently generate and deliver compressed gases for critical tooling and parts operations. The focus is on larger scale gas delivery systems.

Sustainable Waste Heat Recovery

Manufacturing processes such as heat treatment are energy-intensive and can be inefficient due to heat losses. Waste heat (energy) is removed or vented to ensure workpiece and equipment health. Capturing and reusing the energy can lower costs and improve system-wide energy efficiency, and sustainability. However, much of the waste heat available in (non-casting) powertrain manufacturing is available at lower temperatures and is not cost-effective or easy to efficiently recapture.

This discussion will identify innovations in cost-effective heat treating and waste heat recovery/reuse technologies and approaches applicable to low-temperature gradients. The focus is on large scale part heating/treating and other heating- or cooling-intensive processes in metal component manufacture.

 

 

 

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Dec
11
to Dec 14

IEEE International Conference – Boston

2nd Symposium on data analytics for Advanced Manufacturing.

This symposium will consist of four sessions:

  1. Keynote Speeches
  2. Mini-symposium of IoT platforms
  3. Technical paper presentations
  4. Tutorials

Revised Important dates: 

  • September 29, 2017: Due date for full papers submission. 
  • October 16, 2017: Notification of paper acceptance. 
  • November 10, 2017: Camera-ready of accepted papers.
  • December, 2017 (11th-14th) Symposium.

 

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IEEE BIGDATA CONFERENCE

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Oct
1
to Oct 4

UEDA Annual Summit

  • Renaissance Long Beach Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year, the CSU5 is hosting the UEDA Annual Summit at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach on October 1 – 4, 2017.  The Summit is themed, “Delivering the Future: Higher Education’s Role in an Ever-Changing World.” 

Luncheon keynote speaker at the event to present the story and work of CESMII.  The presentation will be on Monday, October 2 from 12:15pm to 12:45pm. 

Jim Davis will be the Keynote Address.

Please see the link to the UEDA Summit website: http://universityeda.org/annual-summit/annual-summit-2017/

 

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Jun
20
8:30am 8:30am

California Regional Manufacturing Center (CARMC): Workshop on Smart Manufacturing Needs for Industry

The US Department of Energy has established the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) to work with industry to reduce the energy cost of manufacturing through the application of Smart Manufacturing technologies. Smart Manufacturing Technologies include sensors, platforms, models and controls to harness the value of data in manufacturing to make the best decisions.

This workshop brings together industry, academia, and organizations to help identify and prioritize the needs for Smart Manufacturing applications in the California Region. The conference will begin with an introduction to Smart Manufacturing and the CESMII Institute. Attendees will then participate in moderated discussions about the SM Platform™ and the capabilities required to implement these technologies within the manufacturing environment.

This workshop is open to all interested industry participants.

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Mar
27
3:30pm 3:30pm

AIChE Spring 2017 Conference

Check out CESMII at the Smart Manufacturing session at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Spring 2017 conference in San Antonio, TX!

Smart Manufacturing: Where is it leading for Chemical Engineering?

Session Synopsis:
Smart Manufacturing enables all information about the production/manufacturing process to be available when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed across the entire manufacturing value-chain to power smart decisions.  Learn about future of production and manufacturing from Smart Manufacturing experts.  Hear firsthand experiences about setting strategies, supporting technologies, and lessons from implementation.

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Feb
22
to Feb 23

CESMII Kickoff

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is a national network that brings over $140 million in public-private investment to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

The Institute brings together over 200 partners from industry and leading universities across more than 30 states to advance manufacturing competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the U.S. CESMII has officially launched as of December 20, 2016.  Please join us to celebrate the Institute’s launch in a kick-off session! Meet partners from our national network, learn about the Institute’s goals and how you can participate.

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Feb
8
9:30am 9:30am

CESMII Gulf Coast Workshop

This workshop brings together industry, academia, and other interested organizations to help identify and prioritize the needs for Smart Manufacturing applications in the Gulf Coast Region. The agenda includes an introduction to Smart Manufacturing and the CESMII Institute. Attendees will then participate in moderated discussions about the SM Platform™ and the capabilities required to implement these technologies within the manufacturing environment. This workshop is open to all interested industry participants. 

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Feb
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

21st Annual ARC Forum

Panel Description:
Digital platforms are the backbone for industrial companies to effectively leverage intelligent connected products, network communications, software, and analytics to improve up-time and optimize operating performance. They typically support advanced technologies such as cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence which power much of the digital transformation. Customers benefit from smarter products, new service and operating models, optimized production and maintenance techniques, and new approaches to design and sourcing.
 

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