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Article Type: Web sites From: Assembly Automation, Volume 31, Issue 1
Operating from four North American locations, Doerfer Companies is a provider of innovative custom turnkey manufacturing automation for various assembly, process, test, material handling and packaging applications.
Doefer’s web site provides detailed information on its: Corporate Profile; Core Competencies which include advanced technologies, factory automation, press systems, tool & die and transport systems; key markets of aerospace/defense, automotive, building products, consumer, electronics, energy, fiber/textiles, healthcare, and heavy equipment; news/events; careers and a client portal.
This is a well organized and well laid out web site that provides an excellent introduction to the company and its capabilities. The site visitor would also benefit from seeing specific case studies of challenges/solutions, along with possible videos and pictures.
Automation and Mechatronics Research Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Automation and Mechatronics is one of ten research group areas at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. The research varies from fundamental research in control theory to the conception, design, and prototype evaluation of innovative mechatronics systems and applications to automation.
The webpage for the Automation and Mechatronics provides a general overview of its research and includes the Research Facilities, and links to the Faculty and Testimonials.
The rest of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering web site outlines the other nine areas of research and also contains information on the other four programs at the prestigious Woodruff School at Georgia Tech, which are: Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, Medical Physics, Bioengineering, and Robotics.
FATRONIK-Tecnalia is a private, non-profit investigation centre, headquartered in San Sebastián Spain, which specialises in the technology transfer of the knowledge of different, manufacturing technologies into the creation of new companies.
Fatronik’s comprehensive web site is designed around its competencies which include links to its 12 areas of Knowledge that range from Advanced control and Automation to Product design and development to Artificial intelligence; Four Action areas divided into Manufacturing and automation, Industrial and service robotics, Sustainable development, and Health technologies; Projects and Results which transform knowledge into business by means of: Projects with companies, Generation of new technology based companies (NTBC), and Patents and licenses; and how to Collaborate with Fatronik.
There are also pages on Fatronik’s Strategic Sectors – Machine tools, Aeronautical Production, Capital Goods, Health, Renewable Energies, and Demanufacturing; Publications; News; and a site Search key.
Rutgers University Manufacturing Automation Research Laboratory
The homepage of the Manufacturing Automation Research Laboratory (MARL) at Rutgers University features its Mission to conduct research in sustainable product design and advanced manufacturing systems, and the Lab’s latest News.
Other pages contain information on MARL’s: Research Topics of Computational Manufacturing, Energy and Sustainability, Mechatronics and Control Systems, Micro/Nano-Manufacturing, and Process and Surface Interaction; Research Projects and correlating photos; Facilities and Software; Publications; Sponsors; and Courses.
Web Listings of Associations and Research Organizations
The International Federation Of Automatic Control
CEMUC® –- University of Coimbra’s Mechanical Engineering Research Center
The Association for Manufacturing Technology
The International Academy for Production Engineering
IEEE Controls Systems Society