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February 2022

The February 2022 edition of Smart Manufacturing is now available as a digital magazine. Links to individual articles are below.


Hsue-Chia Chang, Bayer professor of chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has created a prototype sensor for detecting proteins in a bioreactor that improves on the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or ELISA, the current gold standard for measurement.

Smart Biomanufacturing

February 4, 2022
Developing better biosensors is one of the hurdles to be surmounted in order to bring tissue manufacturing to scale.
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
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Floor Show: To Optimize A Factory Floor, Visibility Is Key

January 27, 2022
Recent advances have made factory optimization better, easier and more cost-effective, according to leadership at Advanced Manufacturing International Inc. (AMI).
Michael Anderson
By Michael C. Anderson Contributing Lead Editor
‘Interoperability to Increase Robot Adoption,’ a panel discussion at MD&M West in Anaheim last year, included (from left) Brian Gerkey of Open Robotics, Jason Walker of Waypoint Robotics and Bob Bollinger of Procter & Gamble. Not pictured: panel moderator Tom Ryden of MassRobotics.

Getting AMRs to work well with others

February 8, 2022
Interoperability will make the autonomous mobile robot’s world go ‘round
Ilene Wolff
By Ilene Wolff Contributing Editor, SME Media
Authothermal Pyrolysis Pilot System designed and built by Iowa State University and Stine Seeds to convert waste biomass to low cost sugars.

RAPID’s case for modular factories

February 10, 2022
Why ‘more’ can be better than ‘bigger’ when scaling production.
By Karen Haywood Queen Contributing Editor, SME Media

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