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UNF professor collaborating on Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center

Dr. Gokan May, University of North Florida assistant professor of advanced manufacturing, has partnered with Microsoft, Purdue University and West Virginia University, to create a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC) under the auspices of CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute. CESMII is the United States’ national institute on smart manufacturing and was founded in 2016 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  

The SMIC will provide a portfolio of AI solutions for smart manufacturing to help a variety of industries and small-and-medium-sized manufacturers achieve new levels of efficiency, productivity, quality, and performance, while building resiliency in their supply-chain networks.

The DOE, in partnership with CESMII, announced selections for four new SMICs which brings the total to eight facilities in the U.S. Through specialized training and direct industry engagement, the centers will help U.S. manufacturers implement smart manufacturing technologies to optimize their use of energy and materials.

With the SMIC network of industry, government, and academia, selected projects will allow manufacturers of varying sizes to tap into CESMII’s vast smart manufacturing resources and cultivate the manufacturing workforce of the future. These SMICs help CESMII expand institute-developed technologies, training, and hands-on demonstrations that will increase the widespread adoption of smart manufacturing technologies.

The new selected SMIC will be presented in front of a large national audience comprised of members of the smart manufacturing community during CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Summit virtual event on Thursday, Nov 4.