Anderal Technologies Student Research Team Wins Big !
At the Penn State – Behrend Campus in Erie, PA on Saturday, April 16, eleven colleges and universities attended the annual competition for undergraduate research. As the 25th year for the Penn State Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference, the event attracted 179 presentations among an estimated 800 attendees. The Anderal Technologies student research team showed very well with taking 1st and 2nd place in Engineering Presentations utilizing the advanced manufacturing technology of Anderal Technologies, a tenant at the eCenter@LindenPointe Technology Incubator in Hermitage, PA. This new Penn State developed technology – Electrically Assisted Manufacturing (EAM) is supported with three patents approved and two patents pending.
First place went to Scott Delaney, for a presentation titled “Electrically Assisted Forming”. Second place went to Trey Neveux for his presentation titled “Electrically Assisted Global Springback Elimination in AMS-T-9046 Titanium and 2024-T-3 Aluminum after Single Point Incremental Forming.” Also, presenting were Jacklyn Niebauer, who presented EAM effect on Stainless Steel, Titanium, and Magnesium, as well as Shaun Chiesa, who presented on effects of conventional heating versus electrically heating on compression testing. All four presenters have been involved with Anderal Technologies for the past year in progressive R&D efforts on EAM technology advancements.
Dr. John Roth, the key inventor of the EAM technology, and Dr. Ihab Ragai, both of Penn State served as advisors and leaders of the student research efforts. Funding for the student research came from Anderal Technologies, Ford Motor Company, U.S. Department of Energy, and a grant from the Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center.
Anderal Technologies, a tenant at the eCenter Technology Incubator for the past three years continues to build momentum in development of the potentially disruptive EAM technology and business. In February, 2016, Ron Anderson, CEO of Anderal Technologies, was nominated and invited to attend a White House Briefing on climate change as one of fifty companies who have technologies benefiting the efforts towards energy reduction and global initiatives to slow climate change.
Ronald L. Anderson
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