Purdue Polytechnic recently hosted Consul-General Hiroshi Tajima of Japan on campus, wherein he toured several smart manufacturing laboratories in the newly dedicated Dudley and Lambertus Halls.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Jose Garcia-Bravo, Robert Nawrocki, Brittany Newell and Jinsheng Fan have combined 3D printing and electric poling into a single process known as the EPAM method. This innovation saves time and money, which has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing of products with smart sensors like robots and medical devices.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Brittany Newell and Jose Garcia-Bravo and their colleagues created a novel wet-mixing method that allows for embedding sensors within the structure of 3D-printed parts. Their patent-pending method will aid industry in manufacturing functional parts.
Purdue Polytechnic faculty in the “Realizing the Digital Enterprise” research impact area are working to pair technological capability and social responsibility, creating successful cyber–physical experiences.
A STEM enrichment program offered through a partnership between Purdue Polytechnic Anderson and the Sistas of Royalty, a mentoring program, is building interest in attending college amongst sixth grade girls in the Anderson area.
Purdue Polytechnic Anderson’s Austin Bronnenberg, Andrew Oakley, Keegan Stewart and Jackson Vieth were among winners in the sixth annual Conexus Indiana National Collegiate Case Competition, which challenged students to solve one of two advanced manufacturing and logistics business cases.
Manufacturers in Indiana who aren’t yet using data and artificial intelligence to modernize their operations are missing a golden opportunity, according to a study by Purdue Polytechnic’s Ragu Athinarayanan.
Jose Garcia Bravo and Brittany Newell, assistant professors of engineering technology, along with Jose Chamorro, Santiago Guevara, Jose Solorio, Laura Vallejo and other colleagues, collaborated to design a system that predicts the health of conveyance systems in industry. Improving the reliability of conveyor belts has the potential to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in a variety of industries.
Purdue Polytechnic students Zackary Roth, Brock Langley and Jack Williams have received grant funding from an organization that supports student inventors to help market the Seal Spoon, a spoon with a closable cover designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease.