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Additive Manufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, Digital Manufacturing, Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Photonics, Process Intensification, Recycling, Robotics, Workforce

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, through a partnership with its fellow Manufacturing USA® Institutes and led by Nextflex®, has been awarded funding from the Office of Naval Research for new manufacturing workforce education activities. The ARM Institute has partnered with Pittsburgh-based members, New Century Careers and...

Process Intensification

Leaders of the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute — a subsidiary of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Manufacturing USA Institutes — have identified five new projects that align with RAPID’s research focus areas. The...

COVID-19, Process Intensification
University of Pittsburgh Research Team Manufactures Hand Sanitizer Amid Pandemic

RAPID project leader Götz Veser is currently working together with his graduate students (who also happen to be RAPID interns) to mix hand sanitizer by WHO specifications from donated chemicals. If you have some chemicals you are willing to donate, please contact Dr...

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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...

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RAMID MCPI Boot Camp
Process Intensification

For four days in September, representatives from RAPID members participated in the RAPID pilot course: Modular Chemical Process Intensification (MCPI) Boot Camp at the Oregon State University ATAMI Facility. The face-to-face course, a result of RAPID's call for EWD projects in 2018, was developed by Dr. Brian Paul and Dr. Goran Jovanovic and...