SME
Smart Manufacturing

About 10 years ago, Bell Flight began a culture shift to set a strategy of bringing together its manufacturing bill of material definition and its engineering bill of material definition—to achieve better interactions with its people, Glenn Isbell, VP for rapid prototyping and manufacturing innovation at Bell Flight, said during a recent panel...

AIChE
Process, Process Intensification

Process intensification (PI) is the development of new technologies that dramatically improve manufacturing processes. It can involve innovating existing processes and/or creating totally new ones, and it increasingly leverages big data, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and other advanced manufacturing concepts. Inherent to PI is...

The Chemical Engineer
Modular Chemical Processing, Process Intensification

Just over two years ago, the US Department of Energy (DoE) established the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID), a Manufacturing USA institute. This public-private partnership between the DoE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was designed to be industry-led with...

Media Planet
Education, Manufacturing, Workforce

An advanced manufacturing workforce requires a higher level of preparation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Over the next decade millions of jobs are expected to open in manufacturing, with the majority of them projected to go unfilled. To achieve sustained economic growth, we must start educating tomorrow’s manufacturing...