The University of Texas at Austin will get $1.2 million to establish a new research program into the next generation of manufacturing and how to keep the United States competitive in that field.
Texas Congressman Lamar Smith added the funding for UT to the Continuing Resolution spending bill that’s now been passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate is expected to pass the bill which will then go to the president for his signature.
UT will conduct research involving the use of physics-based models, state-of-the-art analysis and control and advanced materials to help create the next generation of manufacturing processes and systems. The initial focus will be on flexible and rapid response processes deemed critical to national defense, security, infrastructure, energy, medical products and other key areas of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Source: Austin Business Journal