Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
The Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems (ATLAS) at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)/Wichita State University (WSU) has created an industry-scale manufacturing environment and educational program to prepare engineers and educators for the Factory of the Future. This facility, launched in 2019, serves as a makerspace for automated manufacturing research in the aerospace industry. ATLAS offers accessible industry-scale equipment for testing materials and developing prototypes, allowing companies to make informed investment decisions. The facility promotes collaboration among different companies working on proprietary manufacturing research. ATLAS also collaborates with industry partners to enhance efficiency, productivity, and quality. By providing access to advanced technologies, ATLAS eliminates the need for US industries to seek overseas resources for research, development, and future factory planning. Additionally, ATLAS is developing training programs to help companies quickly implement advanced manufacturing operations and aims to produce highly skilled engineers proficient in the hardware, software, and processes of future factories.