Accession Number DE2012-1047545
Title Ohio Advnaced Energy Manufactoring Center (OAEMC).
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 37p
Personal Author K. Gibson
Abstract The program goal of the Ohio Advanced Energy Manufacturing Center (OAEMC) is to support advanced energy manufacturing and to create responsive manufacturing clusters that will support the production of advanced energy and energy-efficient products to help ensure the nation's energy and environmental security. This goal cuts across a number of existing industry segments critical to the nation's future. Many of the advanced energy businesses are starting to make the transition from technology development to commercial production. Historically, this transition from laboratory prototypes through initial production for early adopters to full production for mass markets has taken several years. Developing and implementing manufacturing technology to enable production at a price point the market will accept is a key step. Since these start-up operations are configured to advance the technology readiness of the core energy technology, they have neither the expertise nor the resources to address manufacturing readiness issues they encounter as the technology advances toward market entry. Given the economic realities of today's business environment, finding ways to accelerate this transition can make the difference between success and failure for a new product or business. The advanced energy industry touches a wide range of industry segments that are not accustomed to working together in complex supply chains to serve large markets such as automotive and construction. During its first three years, the Center has catalyzed the communication between companies and industry groups that serve the wide range of advanced energy markets. The Center has also found areas of common concern, and worked to help companies address these concerns on a segment or industry basis rather than having each company work to solve common problems individually.
Keywords Businesses
Construction
Energy efficiency
Fabrication
Heat exchangers
Implementation
Manufacturing
Market
Prices
Production
Supply management
Technology assessment


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 94G - Manufacturing Processes & Materials Handling
41E - Manufacturing, Planning, Processing & Control
96 - Business & Economics
Corporate Author Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Edison Welding Inst.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number DOE-EE0000265

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