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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing comprises an increasing proportion of US GDP. Lean, adaptable operations are essential to our future, and NC State industrial engineers are leading the way. Teaching and exploring high-level skills in analytics and problem-solving within a number of industrial platforms, we are focused on addressing our nation’s most pressing manufacturing issues. We tackle industry challenges through the integration of big data, automation and robotics, nanomanufacturing and 3-D printing, integrating advanced software, equipment and communication networks.

Equipped with the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing tools in digital design, traditional and non-traditional machining, molding and additive manufacturing, our industrial engineers are experts in boosting the productivity of present systems and applying the latest, state-of-the-art processes and disruptive technologies to improve the way we manufacture. NC State ISE focuses on basic and applied research to advance modern manufacturing system technologies, develop new manufacturing systems and processes, with application in automotive, aerospace, power electronics, micro/nano-scale materials and processes, as well as other high tech products.

The Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics at NCSU is under the direction of Dr. Russell King and Dr. Ola Harrysson. The lab supports the work of several professors and numerous researchers, undergraduate students, and industrial partners. Projects are truly multidisciplinary, reaching well beyond the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering into areas such as aerospace, human and veterinary medicine and materials science. Our facility currently has several different commercial RP machines which are actively in use including the first Electron Beam Melting (EBM) in the United States.

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