Small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) need digital technologies to develop their product and optimize their process. High-performance computing (HPC) based virtual manufacturing modeling and simulation is a key technology to reducing manufacturing and energy costs. This is where Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC) at UConn Tech Park steps in. The center was awarded a $2.1 million EDA grant in 2016 with a match from Connecticut Innovations of $500,000, and an additional EDA grant of $1.2 million in 2021 with a match from CT DECD of $150,000.
Recently, UConn’s IAC (Southern New England Industrial Assessment Center) and CMSC garnered about $900,000 grant through Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) from the U.S. Department of Energy aimed at increasing the use of smart manufacturing and HPC technologies. Dr. Jeongho Kim, Director of the CMSC, says, “We are excited to partner with DECD, CONNSTEP, and CCAT to promote manufacturing innovation, economic and workforce development of the State of Connecticut. CMSC will use its technical expertise to help several companies in the state to implement HPC into their manufacturing processes.”
For more details on the project as a whole, read on UConn Today.