National Center for Hydrogen Research

Capabilities

What the Future Holds - The CAMID Capabilities Difference:

  • The latest digital modeling, simulation and visualization technologies
  • A "Hoteling" model enabling project-oriented on-site virtual development to physical manufacturing process
  • An engaged student population – the future workforce
  • Cutting-edge computer-driven manufacturing equipment
  • Expert resources - industry-oriented professors and industry experts
  • A constant offering of education and training to the manufacturing community
  • Applied laboratory and ideation rooms featuring the latest digital development and manufacturing software and hardware
  • Constant applied research to discover and exploit the advances in modeling
  • A virtual computing and communications infrastructure allowing resources to be accessed anywhere

What the Present Offers - CURRENT CAMID Florida Tech Capabilities:

1.0 Training Capabilities

1.1 General Advanced Manufacturing Training

1.1.1 Modeling, Systems and Software (Basic and Advanced Training),

  • Siemens NX®
  • PTC Windchill®/Creo®
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA®
  • Solidworks®
  • Finite Element Analysis applications (ANSYS®)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) training (ANSYS/Fluent®)
  • Advanced training on specific high-end CAD modules (e.g., Mold Wizard®, piping, routing, etc.)
  • Advanced training on CAD customization and design automation. These trainings are intended to make your engineering operations faster, cheaper, and more consistent through design automation, and to enable traceability of engineering decisions through the product lifecycle.
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Systems Modelling Language
  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Statistical Process Control in Manufacturing
  • Multidisciplinary Design And Optimization (MDO)

1.1.2 Traditional Equipment

  • Training on CNC mills, manual mills and lathes, drill presses, saws
  • Training Machine Shop practices, use of inspection equipment,
  • G-Code programming, CNC programming (using Mastercam®), fixture design

1.1.3 Organizational Psychology

  • Executive Coaching (particularly as it pertains to presentations and communications)
  • Leading change efforts

1.1.4 Continuing Education

  • Environmental Safety (Continuing Ed Certificate
  • OSHA compliance (Continuing Ed Certificate)
  • Safety and fire protection (Continuing Ed Certificate)
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Six-Sigma Green Belt exam prep
  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional exam prep
  • Project Management Professional exam prep
  • Lean Mastery

1.2 Aerospace Engineering and Space Industry

  • Methodology for Human-Systems Integration based on Virtual Engineering (Modeling and Simulation, Human-in-the-loop simulation)
  • Cockpit and control room design
  • Collaborative human-centered design tools and methods (computer-supported cooperative work, traceability, design history management)
  • Creativity and design thinking (empathy in industrial design and engineering)
  • Cognitive engineering (interaction design, usability, usefulness, certification)
  • Complexity analysis in design of large complex systems
  • Risk management and risk taking in life-critical systems
  • Advanced interaction media (interactive walls, tables, tablets and phones)

1.3 Aeronautics Industry

  • Labs consist of the air traffic control lab (used for simulations), several single and multi-engine aircraft simulators (Redbird Crosswind Trainer, Redbird TD, Redbird MCX, Frasca Mentor, Frasca 242’s, Cherokee Simulator for Flight Test Engineers),
  • Training aircraft at FIT Aviation flight line (Seminoles, Piper PA28s, Piper Arrows and Citabria)
  • Unmanned Aerial systems (UAS)lab consisting of multiple types of UAS including quad copters of different sizes and ranges.

2.0 Consulting Capabilities

2.1 General Advanced Manufacturing Consulting

2.1.1 Modeling, Systems, and Software

  • Developing design automation and AI solutions to make your current design systems smarter and faster
  • Design and prototyping of engineering products and technologies
  • Design of consumer products, market research and produce placement, innovative product design
  • Design of injection molds, press tools, and other manufacturing processes and tools
  • Design validation and analysis, design review
  • Detail DFM/DFA analysis and design improvement
  • Mitigation of environmental and machine vibration for increased manufacturing precision
  • Requirements, Process Design, Architecture (logical and physical). This can include product innovation through systems engineering process.
  • Model-based facility layout
  • Work analysis modeling and simulation (e.g. using image processing, point-cloud technologies to perform work analysis)
  • Integrated production scheduling algorithms (more complex , large-scale solvable with high-throughput computing)
  • Simulation integration on real-world platforms (e.g. have a simulated environments with SAP or Oracle database systems integrated with our simulation, algorithms or prototype sensors etc.)
  • Advanced interaction media (interactive walls, tables, tablets and phones)
  • Complexity analysis in design of large complex systems
  • Collaborative human-centered design tools and methods (CSCW, traceability, design history management)
  • Creativity and design thinking (empathy in industrial design and engineering)

2.1.2 Traditional Equipment

  • Microelectronics-grade gas-handling equipment
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Gas-sensing capabilities
  • Lean Manufacturing
    • 5S methodology
    • Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
    • "Poka-yoke" (Mistake-proofing lean manufacturing processes)
    • Production leveling (through flexible production)
    • Just-in-time manufacturing
    • Estimating, methodizing, fixture design & CNC programming
    • Standardizing of estimating process
    • Statistical Process Control

    2.1.3 Advanced Materials

    • Foams
    • Composite Materials
    • Flame-retardant Materials
    • Electronic Polymers
    • Chemical Sensors
    • Polymer Coatings
    • Surface Chemistry
    • Materials Characterization

    2.1.4 Organizational Psychology

    • Designing and implementing organizational change
    • Executive Coaching
    • Leading Across Borders
    • Measuring and analyzing metrics for organizational success

    2.2 Aerospace Engineering and Space Industry

    • Physical characterization of liquid propellant properties, including surface tension and wall contact angle over a range of operating temperatures and pressures.
    • Application of fiber optics sensors for real-time prediction of modal shapes and bending in structures; aerospace, including wings, fuselage, and rockets, and civil engineering applications, including buildings and bridges
    • Measurement of thrust forces and torques with rocket motor stand, capable of testing solid and hybrid rocket motors up to 1,000 lbf of thrust.
    • High-temperature and pressure chemical kinetics studies using transient shock tunnel testing.
    • Characterization of propulsion systems, including tanks and propellant management systems.
    • Large-scale and small-scale vibration and cyclic loading testing and component characterization.
    • Testing and characterization of aircraft avionics, using Cherokee 6 flight test research aircraft.
    • Design and development of custom sensor and data logging systems.
    • Design and development of custom experiments, including previous projects that have flown in the International Space Station.

    2.3 Aeronautics Industry

    • New Product Development – End-to-end life-cycle user-centered design support including upfront task analysis and requirements analysis, design, prototyping and back end usability and effectiveness evaluation to determine if system supports effective and efficient human performance in hand with development of redesign recommendations to optimize system performance. Design support available for display design, adaptive automation, mobile devices and a range of other devices. Also includes safety & risk assessments, workload analysis, training assessments and needs analysis, ergonomics assessments, error analyses, and customer perception studies.
    • Product Management – Project Management consisting of scope statements, work breakdown, milestones, resource/labor scheduling & work flow assessments, safety management programs & initiatives and team performance optimization.
    • Design/Manufacturing Process Modeling & Optimization – Enhance process efficiency, effectiveness and Safety

    2.4 Automotive Industry

    • Full-vehicle driving simulator with integrated eye tracking. This simulator will incorporate a 3 Degrees-of-Freedom motion platform to simulate road conditions.
    • Computational Modeling of Engine Configurations
      • Advanced Low Pollutant Emission Compression Ignition
      • Advanced Low Pollutant Emission Spark Ignition
      • Advanced Low Pollutant Gas Turbine
    • Experimental Testing of Advanced Internal Engine Configurations
    • Biofuel Production*
    • Computational Modeling of alternative fuels
    • Automotive Aerodynamics for racing applications
    • Drag reduction for large road vehicles
    • On-road fuel economy testing

    2.5 Biomedical and Healthcare Industry

    • 3D printing of bone/ligament or bone/cartilage interfaces using natural (collagen, hyaluronic acid, and/or fibronectin) and synthetic (PCL or PLGA). As well as incorporating Bioglass mineral-like slurries which provide a composite material similar to bone and which can be graded like these interfacial regions.
    • 3D printed tissue engineered tumor models for cytotoxicity and efficacy testing of anticancer agents, as well as for better understanding and preventing tumor metastasis.
    • 3D printing of small diameter vascular grafts.
    • 3D printing of microfluidic devices that incorporate optically-active nanoparticles for highly patient customizable, high sensitivity, multiplexed diagnosis and treatment efficacy monitoring using bodily fluid.
    • 3D printed Bioglass/ceramic/polymer load bearing substrates with incorporated sintering and curing processes.
    • User-defined 3D printed in-vitro test kits with user-defined cell types incorporated into matrix materials printed into a primary polymer scaffold material to act as a disposable cytotoxicity test kit.
    • 3D printed corneal replacements for repair of damaged cornea tissue. Using cells printed within a polymer matrix compatible with the corneal compositionally and structurally.
    • 3D printed wound dressings with nanoceria/bioglass incorporated as a composite into a collagen/PEG/PCL hydrogel matrix for burn trauma
    • Provide consulting on the development of a variety of 3D printed orthopedic, vascular, skin, corneal tissue engineering constructs, including materials selection, material processing, mechanical property optimization, hierarchal structuring, cell type selection and sourcing, storage and sterilization protocol development, and scale up.
    • CAD-based design using patient-derive 3D medical images to recreate patient specific body parts on demand

    2.6 Energy Industry (Alternative and Nuclear)

    • Industrial Energy Efficiency
    • Methodology for Human-Systems Integration based on Virtual Engineering (Modeling and Simulation, Human-in-the-loop simulation)
    • Control room design
    • Organization design and management
    • Cognitive engineering (interaction design, usability, usefulness, certification)
    • Risk management and risk taking in life-critical systems

    3.0 Research and Development

    3.1 General Advanced Manufacturing R&D (basic and applied)

    3.1.1 Modeling, Systems, and Software

    • Geometric CAD representations and reasoning
    • CAD automation and knowledge-based engineering systems
    • Parametric and variational solver development for greater flexibility of your CAD environment
    • Simulation, Analysis and Optimization of Thermal Systems

    3.1.2 Traditional Equipment

    • Design and/or assist design of detail parts
    • Critique part design for ease of manufacture
    • Develop manufacturing processes for new designs

    3.1.3 Advanced Materials

    • Foams
    • Composite Materials
    • Flame-retardant Materials
    • Electronic Polymers
    • Chemical Sensors
    • Polymer Coatings
    • Surface Chemistry
    • Materials Characterization

    3.2 Aerospace Engineering and Space Industry

    • Application of fiber optics sensors for real-time prediction of modal shapes and bending in structures; aerospace, including wings, fuselage, and rockets, and civil engineering applications, including buildings and bridges
    • Characterization of propulsion systems, including tanks and propellant management systems.
    • Design and development of custom experiments, including previous projects that have flown in the International Space Station

    3.3 Automotive Industry

    • Automotive Aerodynamics for racing applications
    • Drag reduction for large road vehicles

    3.4 Energy Industry (Alternative and Nuclear)

    • Simulation, Analysis and Optimization of Thermal Systems
    • Industrial Energy Efficiency
    • Building Energy Efficiency
    • Renewable Energy Applications

    4.0 Education (Advanced Degrees)

    4.1 General Advanced Manufacturing Education

    • Traditional Manufacturing
    • Non-Traditional Manufacturing
    • Advanced Machining
    • Automotive Manufacturing
    • One of only six nanotechnology minor programs in the US

    4.2 Automotive Industry

    • Home of the Journal of Nano Education Motion Driving Simulator with Eye-Tracking

    4.3 Biomedical and Healthcare Industry

    • Training of undergraduate and graduate students on 3D printing of medical device and tissue engineering constructs, and use of 3D printing, along with nanotechnology/nanomaterials.

    4.4 Energy Industry (Alternative and Nuclear)

    • Simulation, Analysis and Optimization of Thermal Systems
    • Industrial Energy Efficiency
    • Building Energy Efficiency
    • Renewable Energy Applications