State of the Art

State of the Art

TMI ATC has conducted a literature review and expert interviews to assess the state of thermal manufacturing technologies today. Three summaries of different aspects of this work are provided below. We welcome industry input to ensure the accuracy of these documents. Provide feedback on the State of the Art

  • Defining Thermal Manufacturing (pdf)
    Outlines the equipment, atmospheres, and temperatures of thermal manufacturing processes, including Curing & Forming, Drying, Extractive Processing, Fluid Heating, Heat Treating, Metal Heating, and Metal & Non-Metal Melting

  • Structure of the Thermal Manufacturing Community (pdf)
    Depicts the value chain for thermal manufacturing processes and key materials and end-use product industries

  • State of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Process Developments (pdf)
    Provides an overview of the current needs and recent work being conducted in the high-level technology and process areas of Modeling and Simulation, Sensors, Heat Generation Methods, Process Intensification, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Automation and Robotics, and Advanced Materials