News

Process Intensification

The RAPID Manufacturing Institute, the U.S. leader in process intensification (PI), is pleased to announce that Paul Yelvington, Ph.D., P.E., has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), beginning April 22, 2019. Paul will be responsible for overseeing the current portfolio of research projects and maintaining the Institute’s technology...

Manufacturing

You don’t need to gaze into a crystal ball to ascertain what’s on the horizon for manufacturing as the innovations of tomorrow are being made possible today through greater adoption of transformative technologies. Many are a cluster of technologies under the umbrella of Industry 4.0, which is often defined as the fourth industrial revolution in...

Innovation, Productivity

Depending on which survey or poll you read, manufacturers are either on the edge of despair over the workforce and attracting viable candidates or euphoric over tax cuts and improved capital spending. However, the real state of manufacturing in the process industries today is far more balanced and optimistic than pundits would have you believe....

External News

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...