Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Inman Mills produced the combed cotton used in the white bottoms athletes will wear. The combed cotton was woven at the Ramey Plant at Inman Mills’ Enoree site.
Olympians' outfits have ties to Carolinas
David Hinks became dean of the NC State College of Textiles in January 2016 after serving as its interim leader since July 2014.
Spotlight on College of Textiles Dean David Hinks of NCSU
The ATB-MII will bring together for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and federal and state agencies to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially relevant manufacturing technologies with applications in the Tissue Biofabrication Ecosystem. This effort will provide support to help bridge the gap between basic/early research and product development by advancing and scaling critical technologies in the manufacturing readiness level 4 to 7 range. The ATB MII will provide shared assets to help entities – particularly small manufacturers – access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, creating an unparalleled environment to educate and train students and workers in Advanced Tissue Biofabrication skills.
Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
The topic of this eighth DoD-led Institute is Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM)Institute. The ARM Institute will improve U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing through advancements in the smart collaborative robotic field. This technology has the potential to level the manufacturing playing field with competing low labor cost economies, with decreased manufacturing cost, better quality and timely reaction to changes needed by the customer. Smart, collaborative robotics can also enable “batch of one” production, also known as mass customization. The technologies developed in this institute will be primarily focused in making advanced manufacturing more competitive, addressing DoD needs, and contribute to improving prosperity in the United States. The Institute will focus on technology areas such as human robot interaction, adaption, learning, manipulation, autonomy, mobility and perception.
Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The winning coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, California brings together a consortium of nearly 200 partners from across academia, industry, and non-profits—hailing from more than thirty states—to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.