Scores of weaving machines created a deafening roar as a Clemson University team watched taut strands of yarn turn into neat rolls of fabric that will become outdoor furniture, convertible tops and a variety of other products.
The team has developed computer simulations that have helped suggest new equipment purchases and ways of preventing back-ups. The simulations help the company change tack to adapt to changing business conditions, such as an increase in orders or the addition of new inspection machines. Read Full Story »
Paul Alongi, College of Engineering and Science
January 2, 2015