This seminar course brings together experts in various aspects of manufacturing-relevant technologies with experts (e.g., academic researchers, industry, and funding agency) involved in research and applications that require cutting edge technologies for smart manufacturing. Smart manufacturing is a broad category of manufacturing with the goal of optimizing concept generation, production, and product transaction. While manufacturing can be defined as the multi-phase process of creating a product out of raw materials, smart manufacturing is a subset that employs computer control and high levels of adaptability. Smart manufacturing aims to take advantage of advanced information and manufacturing technologies to enable flexibility in physical processes to address a dynamic and global market [Davis, et al, 2012].
The invited seminar speakers will discuss some of key building technologies for smart manufacturing, which may include but not limited to: advanced materials/structures and manufacturing processes; computer simulations and augmented reality for product/process design; sensors, automation and robots for automatic production monitoring and execution; data analytics and optimizations for production planning, quality control, and optimal equipment operation and maintenance; Industrial IoT, network security, cloud computing and optimal decision-making for robust supply chain management and enterprise operation.
This seminar course will be offered for both on-campus students and online distance learning students who will review recorded videos. A portion of each lecture will be devoted to student discussion and assignments.