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Clemson secures DOE grant to make manufacturing faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly

The Upstate Business Journal reports that Clemson University is helping make manufacturing faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly with technology it is developing with several other schools and companies.

With a $5.2 million grant from U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, the Clemson Composites Center is working with other partners on new technology for automotive and advanced-manufacturing applications that will use composites to 3D print manufacturing tools.

Collaborators for the work centered at Greenville’s Clemson Composites Center include Honda Development & Manufacturing of America, The Ohio State University, and Additive Engineering Solutions LLC. The project involves using 3D-printed tools to stamp metal or other composite materials to manufacture parts, a process that lowers the cost to produce these tools.

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