It took a deadly train crash to motivate companies to start testing products before selling.
How a train crash changed product testing
February 15, 2018
It’s going to start getting dark in Sylva, NC, just after noon on August 21, 2017.
That’s because Sylva lies directly in the path of a once-in-a-generation natural phenomenon that will blanket the area in daytime darkness. A total solar eclipse will track across the contiguous (lower 48) United States for the first time since 1979. The last time Jackson County fell in the path of what scientists call “totality” was in the year 1506; the next total solar eclipse won’t cast a shadow on Jackson County until 2153.
ECU students work to produce new treatments with bioprocess engineering.
Bioprocess engineering is known by many names: biochemical engineering, biotechnology engineering and even biotechnical engineering.
Whatever the name, it's referring to the process of using biologic materials to develop new process, products and by-products.
Ironically, with all of the cutting edge technology deployed in the field today, bioprocess engineering has been around for thousands of years.
The new frontier for design and manufacturing is in three dimensions. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, opens up a new world of design never before possible.