Competition provides access to capital and training resources to advance equity through entrepreneurship one idea at a time. South Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center is excited to announce it will lead the 2021 “53 Ideas Pitch Competition” supported by Fifth Third Bank. The pitch competition addresses income inequality and equity through entrepreneurship by providing access to capital, training resources, and social connections to help anyone with an idea turn it into a viable business.
With AP&T’s production technology for hot forming of aluminum, body components which traditionally consist of several joined parts can be formed in a single step. This technology enables net shape forming and thus also reduced production time and costs for car manufacturers. To demonstrate the possibilities, AP&T conducted a development project in order to design and manufacture a new tool for complex hot forming. The outcome of the project is a concrete example of what AP&T can offer the automotive
AP&T is introducing a patented solution for partial press hardening of structural parts for passenger cars. TemperBox® allows hard and soft zones to be combined in a single part, paving the way for innovative body designs and cost-efficient production. TemperBox® can be integrated with AP&T's new and existing Multi-Layer Furnaces as well as with any other type of heat treatment equipment. With over 100 press hardening line installations for customers all over the world, AP&T is now taking an important step
As we all know, we are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, where connected, fully automated machines that communicate with each other enable smarter and more efficient production. AP&T, a leader in modular-based linear robots, sees a great deal of potential in the changes currently taking place in the manufacturing industry. “The technology is developing quickly, and opportunities for new applications that can improve our customers’ competitiveness in the global market are
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--- With over 56 years of service to the Charlotte Region, SCORE Charlotte was presented the North Carolina District Chapter of the Year 2020 Award for The Small Business Market by SCORE National based in Herndon, VA, a suburb of Washingon, D. C. The award was given in recognition of the Chapter’s leadership, dedication and commitment to serving small businesses in the Charlotte Region. The Chapter’s innovation and key contributions to National SCORE programs such as the