Ann Arbor Drone Inspection Company Cuts Deal With Offshore Wind Developer

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the robotic drone inspection technology for the wind energy industry, announced it has  successfully automated the inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, at Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. The announcement was made with Ørsted, the Fredericia, Denmark-based developer of offshore wind farms. “Providing consistent image quality across

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04-04:00July 20th, 2018|Drones, Engineering Society of Detroit|

New Economy Initiative Awards Grant To LTU For Growth Of Small Manufacturers, Hardware Startups

SOUTHFIELD – The New Economy Initiative has awarded a one-year grant of $40,000 to the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory for the support of its accelerator program that will enable the growth for small manufacturers and emerging hardware startups in Southeast Michigan. “As a leading resource to small and start-up companies developing innovative, engineered products, the

Robofest 2018 world robotics championship coming to Lawrence Tech this weekend

SOUTHFIELD — Metro Detroit is once again the global center of robotics competition this weekend, as 216 teams from across the United States and 11 other countries convene this week at Lawrence Technological University’s Ridler Field House for the 2018 Robofest World Championship. LTU Provost Maria Vaz addresses competitors at Robofest 2017. Competitors hail from

By |2018-05-18T13:59:01-04:00May 18th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, Gadgets, Science|

Michigan Manufacturing Tech Center To Offer Free Strategic Planning Workshops

PLYMOUTH — In an effort to support the ongoing development of business skills among manufacturers, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center will offer a series of four free workshops geared towards improving strategic planning. “Poor strategic planning can be detrimental to an organization,” said George Singos, Business Leader Advisor at the center and lead instructor of

By |2018-04-26T20:35:08-04:00April 26th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

M2 TechCast Segment Features Albert Kahn Event March 28 At LTU

ROYAL OAK – A newly posted excerpt from the M2 TechCast podcast features Lawrence Technological University’s Catherine Phillips, reference librarian, speaking about an event from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 for a lecture and gallery talk on the work of legendary Detroit architect Albert Kahn. The segment also features Jeff Morrison, historian and

By |2018-03-21T15:44:19-04:00March 21st, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Clot Buster Wins Top Award At Michigan Business Challenge

ANN ARBOR – After months of preparation and training leading up to the finals Feb. 16, Clot Buster – a startup developing a medical device to safely and rapidly remove clots for stroke treatment – has been named the overall winner of the 2018 Michigan Business Challenge. As the recipient of the Pryor-Hale Award for

By |2018-02-23T09:36:08-05:00February 23rd, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD, Life Sciences|

Lawrence Technological University Becomes Residential, Sports College As Well

ROYAL OAK - Lawrence Technology University over the past decade has become much more of a residential college, with some 1,100 students living on the Southfield campus. What’s more, LTU has 23 sports available including a new football program that starts in fall 2018. LTU Communications Director Matt Roush - also a co-host of M2

By |2018-01-02T13:48:05-05:00January 2nd, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

State Aid Approved For Chinese Auto R&D Center In Farmington Hills

LANSING — At Tuesday’s final scheduled meeting of 2017, the Michigan Strategic Fund board approved assistance to American Haval Motor Technology LLC is a subsidiary of Great Wall Motor Company Ltd., China’s largest manufacturer of SUVs. The company plans to establish a research and development center in Farmington Hills, investing $3.5 million. As a result, the

By |2017-12-19T18:58:57-05:00December 19th, 2017|Auto Tech, Engineering Society of Detroit, Politics|

eCommerce Car Buying Service Now Available In Michigan

DETROIT — Is the Motor City ready to ditch the car dealer? Phoenix, Ariz.-based Carvana  aims to find out, at least when it comes to used cars. The service launched in Michigan, allowing Detroit-area residents to search through the 7,000-plus vehicle inventory on Carvana.com, finance, purchase and schedule home delivery of their vehicle as soon

By |2017-07-21T16:03:18-04:00July 21st, 2017|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

Battery Seminar Coming To Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR — The San Diego battery industry consultant PlugVolt LLC will hold its 2017 Battery Seminar in July in Ann Arbor. The event will feature experts from automotive and grid power storage manufacturers, industry suppliers, and battery manufacturers. The first day of the event will focus on electrochemistry, with presentations on the latest advances in

By |2017-06-16T11:26:18-04:00June 15th, 2017|Auto Tech, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|