The Ripon Advance

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at strengthening the American manufacturing sector.

The senators recently cosponsored the Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Act of 2019, S. 1427, with bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) to promote expansion of the...

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robotics

Our cars will drive us to work, where robots will be our partners in performing our assigned tasks.

Back at home, they’ll do our shopping, deliver our groceries and make our dinner.

A decade from now, our lives will be transformed by the robotic and artificial intelligence technologies being developed right here in Pittsburgh.

“In 10 years, our...

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...

Lightweight Materials

The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program is initiating a new phase for its Fast Forge program, which solicits new ideas for lightweight materials projects and puts together teams to develop and commercialize those new technologies more speedily than LIFT’s larger objectives.

LIFT is public-private partnership focused on developing...