‘When We Stop Making Stuff, We Become Stupid.’

Congressman Peter J. Visclosky talks about the region's potential in Urschel's media room as part of this year's NWI Manufacturing Summit. PHOTO: Damian Rico, The Times.

CHESTERTON | If you’ve eaten a potato chip since 1957, it was almost certainly sliced by a machine made by the now Chesterton-based Urschel Laboratories.

Continuing to Lead for Improving Manufacturing in the NW Indiana Region

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CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou was a panelist for the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Panel during the Northwest Indiana 2015 Manufacturing Summit held at Urshel Labs this past Friday.

Program Puts HPC in Hands of Manufacturers

At the 2015 ACME summit: From left, Horst Simon (LBNL), Trish Damkroger (LLNL), John Turner (ORNL), Peg Folta (LLNL), David Skinner (LBNL), Dona Crawford (LLNL), Jeff Roberts (LLNL), Chenn Zhou (Purdue University Calumet)

A new Department of Energy (DOE) initiative will allow industry to leverage the high performance computing (HPC) capabilities of Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to advance clean energy manufacturing technologies. The new program was announced by David Danielson, assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Tuesday, at DOE’s third annual American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness summit in Washington D.C.

International Cooperation

Engineers from ArcelorMittal Europe in France and its affiliate CRM Group in Belgium visited CIVS this week to learn more about the center’s blast furnace modeling capabilities. Technical discussions regarding the scope and development of CIVS’ in-house blast furnace modeling software allowed the engineers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying concepts and operating…
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2015 Northwest Indiana Manufacturing Summit

The Center of Workforce Innovations, The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation at Purdue Calumet (CIVS), NIPSCO, Urschel and The Northwest Indiana Forum will host a half-day summit – The 2015 Northwest Indiana Manufacturing Summit – focused on the manufacturing sector in our seven-county area. The summit will explore the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of our local manufacturing base and highlight the innovation taking place locally.