Digital Design and Manufacturing Center

visual aid mapping the development of industry 4.0 from the industrial revolution

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.

infographic illustrating the components of industry 4.0, including autonomous robots, simulation, horizontal and vertical system integration, the industrial internet of things, cybersecurity, the cloud, additive manufacturing, augmented reality and big data and analytics

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.
Infographic explaining the relationship of virtual product/production with real production/product

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