Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing, Moving from Evolution to Revolution

Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing, Moving from Evolution to Revolution (HAMMER)

NSF's HAMMER is developing a new approach to design and manufacturing, putting product needs first and then finding new manufacturing pathways based on the agility of artisans and reproducibility of machines. HAMMER is the hub for technical, commercial, educational and standard setting for Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing knowledge creation, deployment and commercial development.

HAMMER is a partnership between the National Science Foundation and an alliance of academics, industry and technical societies, led by The Ohio State University. HAMMER will perform foundational research, educate a new and diverse workforce, and develop a new innovative industrial ecosystem. The outcomes of this program will be more robust local supply chains, lower-carbon production and economic opportunities. 

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Core Universities

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La’Tonia Stiner-Jones receives $250K grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to advance equity in doctoral STEM programs
Calling all HAMMER Students- Exciting Internship Opportunity
Libby Culley joins HAMMER as a Senior Communications Manager
Engineering team from Northwestern University places first at Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
HAMMER Time-(Prof. Julian Allwood, University of Cambridge) Feb 29 via Zoom
Abstract: The process of Incremental Sheet Forming was invented in Japan in the 1990’s as part of a wave of research activity aiming to automate flexible processes to maintain...
HAMMER Time (Testbed 101- PET Fab and Daniel Quispe, Northwestern) Mar 7, 2024 via Zoom
Testbed 101 PET Fab (Balu Gokaraju, NCAT lead) Daniel Quispe Northwestern University Title: Discover new manufacturing processes using AI
HAMMER Time (Testbed 201- POCM) Mar 21, 2024 via Zoom
Point-of-Care Manufacturing (POCM) occurs at a handful of advanced tertiary and quaternary care medical centers. These services are mainly limited to 3D printed anatomic models...
MSE Colloquium: Dr. Jesse Berezovsky, Crystals of sound: Using the physics of phase transitions to understand the ordered structure of music
Abstract The beauty of music arises out of a balance between consonance and dissonance, regular order and variety, predictability and surprise. In materials, a similar competition...
MSE Colloquium: Dr. Marc De Graef, Advances towards quantitative Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy
Abstract The study of magnetic domain walls in conventional magnetic materials as well as more complex topologically protected magnetic excitations (e.g., skyrmions and hopfions)...
HAMMER Time (Prof. Sneha Prabha Narra, Carnegie Mellon University) Apr 4, 2024
Prof. Sneha Prabha Narra, Carnegie Mellon University
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