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Smart Manufacturing Systems Interoperability
Last Updated Date: 04/25/2014

Smart manufacturing system components exchange and use information inefficiently because the information is not uniformly expressed nor well … more

Real-Time Control of Additive Manufacturing Processes
Last Updated Date: 04/24/2014

Part quality in additive manufacturing (AM) is highly variable due inadequate dimensional tolerances, surface roughness, and defects, thereby … more

Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

This program addresses measurements and standards necessary to develop and deploy advances in measurement science that will enable rapid … more

Systems Integration for Additive Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

Numerous research efforts are underway to reduce the time and improve the quality of the product realization process for additive manufacturing. A … more

Performance of Collaborative Robot Systems
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

The widespread use of robots in flexible factory environments is limited by the robots’ inability to coordinate, communicate, and understand their … more

Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

A new vision for U. S. manufacturing is emerging to strengthen U. S. competitiveness in the face of global trends that are driving manufacturers … more

Agility Performance of Robotic Systems
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

The application of robotics in manufacturing assembly is hindered by their lack of agility, their large changeover times for new tasks and new … more

Robotic Systems Interoperability and Integration
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2014

The integration of robotic assembly systems within manufacturing facilities is impeded by the incompatibility between robots and the next … more

COMPLETED: Dimensional Metrology for Nanoscale Patterns
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate precise measurement methods that quantify the physical shape, critical dimensions (CD) and the structure of … more

Metrology for Nanoimprint Lithography
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014

Our goal is to develop, advance, and demonstrate measurements that facilitate Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) as a viable technology for the … more

Characterization of 3D Photovoltaics
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Our goal is to provide industry with test structures and models of next-generation photovoltaics, with an initial focus on cadmium telluride … more

Nanostructure Fabrication Processes
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

In this project we are developing in situ measurements relevant to the electrochemical fabrication, processing, and application of nanostructured … more

Cruciform Multiaxial Mechanical Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

The cruciform mechanical test is widely used to measure the multiaxial deformation behavior of materials. Standardization of this technique would … more

Crystal Plasticity Modeling
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Crystal Plasticity Modeling calculates multiaxial mechanical constitutive behavior by treating the sample as an interacting aggregate of single … more

Super-resolution Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

As the electronics and data storage industries build devices on ever decreasing scales, they need advanced imaging techniques that allow them to … more

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