The new 47,000 sq. ft Desich SMART Center facility is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2013, and will house class 100 and class 1000 cleanrooms as well as an incubator office space for startup companies. (Source: The Richard Desich SMART Center for Commercialization of Microsystems)
Good question, jmiller. But I imagine a lot of people might not know it's there unless they are in the local community. I wonder beyond the press how much publicity this site is getting? If others outside of the state to use it, would be good to raise awareness.
I would like to know who said that 50% of our industry in Ohio is instruments and controls. That would have to be a very broad interpretation of "instruments and controls", or a very narrow interpretation of "industry".
I might believe that 50% of our industry in Ohio is manufacturing related, but not some specific segment of manufacturing.
Sounds like a quote from someone who had something to sell!
Nice price, Cabe. I was surprised to discover that a full 50 percent of Ohio's industry is in instruments and controls. That's quite amazing, as is the collaborative nature of the program you describe.
Thanks for this post on a really innovative idea. I'm wondering, Cabe, if you know of any other industries doing this in the past? I'm trying to think of an example, but nothing comes to mind. This type of idea should really spur innovation from individuals and small companies that might normally not have a shot at making an impact. Are the companies that contributed machinery and the university paying entirely for this effort or do you know if there was other funding?
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.