Workshop on Microwave and Radio Frequency as Enabling Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing
July 25, 2012
Long Beach, CA – Workshop
Title: Microwave and Radio Frequency as Enabling Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing
Date: Wednesday July 25, 2012
Location: Hilton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Time: 2:00 - 5:30 PM PDT
The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) at the Energy Department will host a Workshop on "Microwave and Radio Frequency as Enabling Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing" in Long Beach, CA, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. This workshop will be held as part of the 2nd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (2GCMEA).
Electromagnetic energy at microwave (MW) and radio frequency (RF) has been utilized in diverse industries, including ceramics and powdered metal sintering, rubber curing, plasma processing, textile drying, and food manufacturing. The advantages of MW and RF include volumetric and/or selective heating that enables thermal processing not readily achievable by other means, leading to improved process efficiencies and enabling innovative manufacturing advances.
The purpose of this workshop is to identify how advancements in MW and RF electrotechnologies can benefit manufacturing. Industry and academia will discuss the current state-of-the-art, development opportunities, and manufacturing challenges. The workshop will include presentations by government personnel, a panel discussion with industry and academic experts, as well as facilitated sessions to gather input from participants. The results of this workshop will help inform research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities on electrotechnologies that can have a pervasive impact on advanced manufacturing.
If you have any questions, please email Joe.Cresko@ee.doe.gov.