Archive for the ‘Manufacturing, Trade & Logistics’ Category

Optimization Modeling Helps Control Electricity Supply Continuity in Brazil

November 15, 2013 -- Optimization research provided by Georgia Tech helped improve a computer algorithm used to ensure that electricity generation meets the demand in Brazil. The country relies heavily on hydroelectric facilities for its electricity.

Grant Funds Development of Improved Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing

October 21, 2013 -- A new Department of Energy grant will fund research to advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating three-dimensional nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. The technique uses high-speed, thermally-energized jets to deliver both precursor materials and inert gas.

Quick Wins Excite Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Partnership

October 15, 2013 - As the newly appointed Chief Engineer for pediatric technologies for the Georgia Tech-Children's Healthcare of Atlanta partnership, solving real world problems for clinicians by leveraging the engineering expertise on Georgia Tech's campus is Leanne West’s new job.

Gaining Business: 2012 Georgia Manufacturing Survey Shows More Firms Benefiting from In-Sourcing than Losing from Outsourcing

October 17, 2012 -- The 2012 Georgia Manufacturing Survey provides some welcome good news for Georgia companies. For the first time since researchers began tracking the statistic, more Georgia manufacturers have been benefiting from in-sourcing – production work coming to them from outside the state – than have been losing work to other states and countries.

A Cut Above: Innovative Robot Uses 3-D Imaging and Sensor-based Cutting Technology to Debone Poultry

May 29, 2012 -- Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have developed a prototype system that uses advanced imaging technology and a robotic cutting arm to automatically debone chicken and other poultry products.

Metastable Material: Study Shows Availability of Hydrogen Controls Chemical Structure of Graphene Oxide

May 22, 2012 -- A new study shows that the availability of hydrogen plays a significant role in determining the chemical and structural makeup of graphene oxide, a material that has potential uses in nano-electronics, nano-electromechanical systems, sensing, composites, optics, catalysis and energy storage.

Direct Digital: Novel Casting Process Could Transform How Complex Metal Parts Are Made

May 18, 2012 -- Researchers have developed a novel technology that could change how industry designs and casts complex, costly metal parts. This new casting method makes possible faster prototype development times, as well as more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing procedures.

Flock Talk: Bird Vocalization Research Could Improve Poultry Production, Lower Costs

May 17, 2012 -- Listening to squawks and other chicken "vocalizations" using digital signal processing techniques may help farmers better manage growing conditions, contributing to both healthier birds and more productive poultry operations.

Georgia Tech Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant to Design Energy-Efficient Vaccine Warehousing System

May 9, 2012 -- Georgia Tech received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design a net-zero energy warehousing and distribution system for vaccines and drugs in developing countries.

Advanced Manufacturing Research: Georgia Tech Innovations Help Expand U.S. Industrial Capabilities and Enhance Competitiveness

Winter 2012 Research Horizons -- The Georgia Institute of Technology was founded in 1885 with a mandate to develop manufacturing capabilities in the state of Georgia. Today, researchers whose work directly supports manufacturers can be found throughout Georgia Tech’s academic colleges, in the Georgia Tech Research Institute and in the Enterprise Innovation Institute.