The Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) is a technology for producing goods that is readily adaptable to manufacturing changes, whether anticipated or not. The FMS research involves finding and developing realistic, reliable and commercially viable solutions to utilize reconfigurable robotic hardware and software for manufacturing a diverse collection of products.
Design for Multiscale Manufacturing
The Design for Multiscale Manufacturing (DfM2) framework, built into an interactive software application, allows the user to holistically estimate common manufacturing metrics. These include process yield, cycle time, overall cost, and device performance, which improve decision-making in production and pave the way to low-cost, quick turnaround commercialization.
Modular and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Cell
The Modular and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Cell (MRMC) is a flexible manufacturing system that includes multifunctional, modular robotic hardware. In addition, it has self-configuring software that can be quickly and inexpensively set up for reliable prototyping, as well as pilot production of heterogeneous, 3D, and non-traditional product ideas.