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Article Type: Web sites From: Assembly Automation, Volume 31, Issue 2
Profactor GmbH is a limited company owned by The Society for the Promotion and Modernization of Production Technology in Austria. Profactor develops new technologies, solutions, and products in the areas of production, nano, and energy. Profactor’s thorough yet easy-to-navigate web site showcases its innovations within these three areas. Additional links within the production, nano, and energy pages, provide information on its respective research and development, products, laboratory, and publications.
There are also webpages on the enterprise, including its philosophy, people, customers and partners which are based on active technology transfer; public relations which offers downloads on literature and brochures; news, press releases, images, and events; and careers.
Advanced Manufacturing Park
The Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) is a UK joint venture between public and private sector organisations whose aim is to create an internationally recognised centre for engineering, innovation, research and manufacturing excellence.
AMP’s comprehensive web site contains information that encompasses its facilities and services; business support; property options, nearly 40 companies (tenants), a dozen Technology areas which include materials joining, high-performance machining, composites technology, high-integrity castings, and high-performance drilling; case studies; and news and events.
AMP’s homepage also features a Sign-up for their monthly e-newsletter.
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Mechanical Engineering
This is the creative homepage for the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Mechanical Engineering which displays links to its: research, conducted in 13 major areas that include advanced manufacturing technologies, smart materials, MEMS, nanomanufacturing, robotics, and biomechanics; 22 academic facilities; nuclear engineering program; senior design studio page; and videos.
There are also links to the faculty and staff, as well as brochures on both undergraduate and graduate studies.
Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing
The Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) in Victoria, Australia, is a one-stop-shop interface that provides businesses with managed access to expertise in the disciplines of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing technologies.
VCAMM’s homepage highlights its mission and news, and also provides information and a link to its advanced materials database.
The rest of VCAMM’s site features details on VCAMM’s services which include: management services, research and development, equipment testing, expertise broking, funding, and finance; research network of centres of excellence in advanced materials and advanced manufacturing; and case studies.
Clemson Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Laboratory
The Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Lab at Clemson University (CAMSIL) focuses on research in advanced manufacturing process development, modeling, and monitoring.
CAMSIL’s concise web site begins with news highlights on the homepage. Other pages consist of CAMSIL’s: research, which includes advanced tissue fabrication, material development, green manufacturing, main equipment, and sponsors; publications; people; and education.
Web listings of associations and research organizations
National Council for Advanced Manufacturing, available at: www.nacfam.org
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), available at: www.ame.org
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, available at: www.asme.org/
The Association for Manufacturing Technology, available at: www.amtonline.org/