Cloud Based Manufacturing System That Builds Upon Shape Recognition (plus SHAPE TERRA, SHAPE X, & MANUFACTURING DNA trademarks)


Reference #: 01263


The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a cloud manufacturing platform that enables users to rapidly estimate manufacturing cost and proposes manufacturing methods and local suppliers.


Invention Description:

This invention is an online system where a person would upload/share the shape they intend to manufacture, along with some required information. The system will then analyze the shape and determine best practices for manufacturing. The system integrates cloud services where users will refine system via crowdsourcing and manufacturers will have the system rules adapted through techniques such as Deep Learning.


Potential Applications:

•       Manufacturing processes selection

•       Supplier selection


Advantages and Benefits:

It would connect local suppliers to new markets, enhance manufacturing processes and reduce manufacturing cost/expenses.



Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
Ramy Harik
Thorsten Wuest
Stephen Baek
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