The center’s mission at Penn State Berks is to facilitate the process of transferring Industry 3.0 & 4.0 technologies to companies participating in advanced manufacturing. We can assist with company initiatives through student internships in our established EMET and ME degrees with full support and guidance from our highly qualified faculty. Also, we can collaborate through cornerstone projects for first-year students and capstone projects for fourth-year students coordinated through the Berks Learning Factory portal. Additionally, the formation of a Digital Design and Manufacturing Center can offer faculty consultation through research grants.
Technology transfer can be accomplished through four initiatives:
- Acquire equipment to facilitate the development of digital twins for products, production, and performance simulations;
- Enhance our degree’s technical education for systems integration and digital manufacturing;
- Assist companies to digitize engineering documentation and to embrace additive manufacturing techniques; and
- Offer training classes for incumbent workers in state-of-the art production.
To learn more, please contact:
- Terry Speicher – Digital Design and Manufacturing Center Director at [email protected]
- Marietta Scanlon – EMET Program Coordinator at [email protected]
- Rungun Nathan – ME Program Coordinator at [email protected]
- Alexa Wojciechowski – Career Services Placement & Internships Coordinator at [email protected]
- Ed Sauer – Berks Learning Factory Director at [email protected]
- Melissa Edwards – Development Associate Director at [email protected]