May Roundup: Machining in the News

In May, RTLS technology is shaping the factory of the future, Clemson University introduces a new automotive program, LIFT signs a new agreement, and Cascade hosts a giveaway contest.Continue reading our news round-up to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

RTLS Technology Is Shaping The Factory Of The Future

In the rapidly evolving world of manufacturing, staying ahead of the competition is critical for long-term success. To achieve this, industry leaders are turning to innovative technologies to optimize their operations and enhance productivity. In particular, the demand for hyper-accurate positioning technology, often referred to as a Real-time Location System (RTLS), continues to increase exponentially. 

This rise in popularity is largely attributed to the technology’s ability to provide end-to-end operational visibility across entire facilities, a capability that is redefining traditional manufacturing practices globally. Precise positioning systems bring context to dynamic industrial environments by framing data across time and spatial location, enabling businesses to prevent accidents and costly errors before they happen. 

The hyper-accurate data captured by these systems empowers high-resolution operational visibility of any process, from a single mission-critical workflow to facility-wide order tracking. By digitally twinning operations in real-time and with unparalleled accuracy, RTLS allows businesses to automate and optimize physical processes in a way that was previously impossible.

To learn more about RTLS click here. 

Clemson University Introduces New Automotive Program

Clemson University has recently announced a new Bachelor of Science degree in automotive engineering. Clemson will be the first university in the country to offer this type of undergraduate degree. As automotive manufacturing transitions to focus on new technologies, such as autonomous driving and electric vehicles, this new program will train students to meet the shifting needs of the industry.

The undergraduate program will officially launch in Fall 2023. Students pursuing an automotive engineering degree will take part in a curriculum focusing on advanced design, development, and technical management of the vehicle realization process. The curriculum will also include an experiential learning component, which will have students transition to the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) for their junior and senior undergraduate years. This shift will provide automotive engineering undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn hands-on in the experiential facilities located at the CU-ICAR.

For more on this new program check out the full article here. 

LIFT Signs a New Agreement 

LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense manufacturing innovation institute, announced it has signed a new Cooperative Agreement with the Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program to continue to operate the public-private partnership and national manufacturing innovation institute (MII) for the next five years. The new agreement’s total value is $49.4 million, including industry cost-share, funded annually through 2028.

For details on this new agreement check out 

The Cascade Giveaway Contest 

The “The Cascade Giveaway Contest” begins on May 30, 2023, at 10:00 AM and ends on June 01, 2023, at 2:00 PM. One (1) valid entrant will be chosen by Jun 09, 2023, 11:59 PM from all eligible entries received. The Contest is open only to WMTS 2023 attendees. To enter the contest, entrants must physically attend WMTS 2023 and visit the Cascade booth. The grand prize winner will receive a weekend (two nights) getaway for two (02) (including two breakfasts) at the Fairmont Banff Springs. 

For more information on WMTS and Cascade’s giveaway click here. 

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