Advanced Manufacturing

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
Kyle Hanquist and Kevin Neitzel

Michigan Ph.D. students use aerodynamics to design driver for Golf Channel competition

Kyle Hanquist and Kevin Neitzel, Michigan AE Ph.D. students, will apply their background in aero-thermodynamics to the design of Wilson Staff’s next driver as competitors on the Golf Channel’s new series Driver vs. Driver. |Medium Read
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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
Chewbacca in costume interviews Professor Jessy Grizzle.

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

A U-M engineering professor 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