Advanced Manufacturing

3D-printing gets a turbo boost from U-M technology

Algorithm allows 3-D printers to “read ahead” of their programming to boost speeds.|Medium Read
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Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

Center to drive lightweight manufacturing technology|Medium Read
Giant Rubiks Cube is unveiled

Engineering a massive Rubik’s Cube

See what it takes to scale a four by four foot, 1500 pound beloved puzzle.|Short Read
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New chemical manufacturing institute to streamline production

U-M to play a major role in $140M institute headed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read
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Lithium ion batteries: Why they explode

When we hear of a cell phone, laptop, or car battery exploding, that can rightfully be a cause for concern.|Short Read

New rules for quasicrystals discovered

This achievement will allow for a better understanding of the rules that govern the formation of quasicrystals and provide a toolset for researchers seeking new ones with different components and rotational symmetries.|Medium Read
Packets of silica gel dessicant.

Carbon-neutral process turns rice waste into silica compounds

Two U-M researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires.|Medium Read
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Star Wars tech: How far are we? Chewie gets answers

Chewie talks to experts about spacecraft thrusters, light sabers, droids, carbonite and holograms. |Medium Read
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Michigan engineer to lead national manufacturing ‘think-and-do’ tank

Sridhar Kota will lead a national consortium to identify emerging advanced manufacturing technologies to enhance the country's innovation ecosystem, manufacturing competitiveness and national security, the White House announced today.|Medium Read