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Advanced Manufacturing

Use of innovative technologies to create existing products and the creation of new products. Advanced manufacturing can include production activities that depend on information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking.2

We Can’t Wait: The President Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Following through on our We Can’t Wait efforts, the Obama Administration today announced the launch of a new public-private institute for manufacturing innovation in Youngstown, Ohio as part of its ongoing efforts to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States.  This new partnership, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Instit

White House Launches Competition for Three New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

The Obama Administration today announced that it is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes with a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies – Defense, Energy, Commerce, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.  To build off the initial success of a pilot institute headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, the President announced in the St

NIST AMTech Program Announces Grants for Industry-led Consortia to Explore Issues Hampering Advanced Manufacturing in U.S.

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a competition for grants to support new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop research plans that address high-priority challenges impeding the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States. NIST’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program anticipates awarding $4 million in two-year planning grants in fiscal year 2013. Grants will range between about $250,000 and $500,000, subject to the availability of funds.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce on New Manufacturing Institute

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

“I commend President Obama's announcement today of a new National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) institute. These institutes are designed to foster pre-competitive collaboration among manufacturers, academics and non-profits in cutting-edge technologies. Such innovation is exactly what we need to maintain America's global competitiveness, grow our economy, and create jobs."

President Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

The President today will announce new steps in partnership with the private sector to boost advanced manufacturing, strengthen our capabilities for defense, and attract the types of high-quality jobs that a growing middle class requires.

NIST Awards 19 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants

| Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing USA, National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

Contact: Mark Bello
301-975-3776

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million to new or existing industry-driven consortia to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation performance across industries.