Manufacturing.gov News https://www.manufacturing.gov/news?search=&date=&end_date= News from Manufacturing.gov - A national advanced manufacturing portal en Department of Energy Announces New Solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Initiative https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2019/04/department-energy-announces-new-solicitation-high-performance-computing <p>The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $5.2 million for a new solicitation under the <a href="https://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwNDAxLjQwNTkxNjEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwNDAxLjQwNTkxNjEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xODA3NjI5NCZlbWFpbGlkPW5hdGFsaWUucmFuY2VAZWUuZG9lLmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9bmF0YWxpZS5yYW5jZUBlZS5kb2UuZ292JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&amp;&amp;&amp;102&amp;&amp;&amp;https://hpc4energyinnovation.llnl.gov/" target="_blank" title="Read more about High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative">High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Initiative</a>, the umbrella program for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg), HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls), and HPC4Mobility programs. The new funding opportunity seeks qualified industry partners to work collaboratively with DOE’s national laboratories on projects that use High Performance Computing (HPC) to solve key technical challenges. These technical challenges include development and optimization of modeling and simulation codes, porting and scaling of applications, application of data analytics, and applied research and development of tools or methods.</p> <article class="embedded-entity align-right"><img src="https://www.manufacturing.gov/sites/default/files/DOE%20HPC4%20innovation.jpg" alt="DOE HPC innovation" title="DOE HPC innovation" typeof="foaf:Image" /></article><p>There will be three areas of focus.</p> <p><strong>Area 1: HPC4Mtls</strong></p> <p>The HPC4Mtls program seeks proposals that will address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials that perform well in severe and complex energy application environments through the use of HPC modeling, simulation, and data analysis.</p> <p><strong>Area 2: HPC4Mfg</strong></p> <p>The HPC4Mfg Program seeks projects that will use HPC modeling and simulation to overcome manufacturing process challenges resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.</p> <p><strong>Area 3: HPC4Mobility</strong></p> <p>The HPC4Mobility Program is interested in collaborations that address key mobility challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified software, hardware, and implementation solutions that perform well in complex transportation/mobility systems in rural and metropolitan areas.</p> <p><a href="https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/articles/department-energy-announces-new-solicitation-high-performance-computing-energy" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2019/04/department-energy-announces-new-solicitation-high-performance-computing Energy Department Selects Four Projects for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing in Steel and Aluminum Production https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2019/03/energy-department-selects-four-projects-high-performance-computing <p>The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), announced nearly $1.2 million for four new projects to support American steel and aluminum manufacturers in improving energy efficiency, increasing productivity, and accelerating manufacturing innovation.</p> <p>The funding announced today will provide advanced computing capabilities to improve manufacturing processes and resolve key manufacturing challenges through the use of High Performance Computing (HPC). These projects were selected from the sixth solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program.</p> <p>The HPC4Mfg program, supported by DOE’s <a href="https://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMzEzLjMwOTMyMTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMzEzLjMwOTMyMTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xODA2OTg1MSZlbWFpbGlkPXphcmEuYnJ1bm5lckBuaXN0LmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9emFyYS5icnVubmVyQG5pc3QuZ292JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&amp;&amp;&amp;102&amp;&amp;&amp;https://www.energy.gov/eere/amo/advanced-manufacturing-office" target="_blank" title="Read more about Advanced Manufacturing Office">Advanced Manufacturing Office</a>, facilitates technical support from national laboratories, including access to supercomputing capabilities, high-end modeling and simulation software, and subject matter experts. From detailed atomic-level simulations to massive cosmological studies, researchers use HPC to solve science and technology challenges inaccessible by other experimental methods.</p> <p>Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000. Participating companies are required to contribute in-kind funds of at least 20% of DOE’s funding for the project.</p> <p>The following companies were selected for awards:</p> <ul><li>Alcoa (New Kensington, Pennsylvania) - This project will use HPC simulations to understand and optimize the performance of Alcoa’s new advanced smelting cell to make aluminum from ore.</li> <li>AK Steel (Dearborn, Michigan) - This project will use HPC simulations for real time modeling of hot-strip mill rolling to improve process operation.</li> <li>ArcelorMittal (East Chicago, Indiana) - This project will use modeling and machine learning to enable the production of cleaner, higher-quality continuously cast steel slabs.</li> <li>US Steel (Mumhall, Pennsylvania) - This project will use physics-based modeling to improve predictions of the behavior of steel during hot-strip mill rolling for better quality.</li> </ul><p><a href="https://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMzEzLjMwOTMyMTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMzEzLjMwOTMyMTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xODA2OTg1MSZlbWFpbGlkPXphcmEuYnJ1bm5lckBuaXN0LmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9emFyYS5icnVubmVyQG5pc3QuZ292JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&amp;&amp;&amp;103&amp;&amp;&amp;https://hpc4mfg.llnl.gov/" target="_blank" title="Read more about Read more about the individual projects">Read more about the individual projects</a>.</p> <p>The <a href="https://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMzEzLjMwOTMyMTEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMzEzLjMwOTMyMTEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xODA2OTg1MSZlbWFpbGlkPXphcmEuYnJ1bm5lckBuaXN0LmdvdiZ1c2VyaWQ9emFyYS5icnVubmVyQG5pc3QuZ292JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&amp;&amp;&amp;104&amp;&amp;&amp;https://hpc4mfg.llnl.gov/projects-round6.php" target="_blank" title="Read more about HPC4Mfg program">HPC4Mfg program</a> is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, with support from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and has supported more than 40 projects and provided more than $16 million for these public-private partnerships. Additionally, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory provide computing cycles to support this program.</p> <p>The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports early-stage research to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing and promote American economic growth and energy security.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2019/03/energy-department-selects-four-projects-high-performance-computing Commerce’s NIST Announces Actions to Stimulate Commercialization of Federally Funded R&D https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/12/commerces-nist-announces-actions-stimulate-commercialization-federally <p>The United States spends more than any other nation on research and development (R&amp;D) each year, investing over $150 billion in federally funded R&amp;D alone. In line with President Donald J. Trump’s <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Presidents-Management-Agenda.pdf" target="_blank">Management Agenda</a>, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released a draft green paper detailing steps to modernize the U.S. system of technology transfer and innovation for the 21st century. The actions outlined in the green paper would help maximize returns on the taxpayer investment in R&amp;D. </p> <p>“Countless innovations crucial to our everyday lives, including life-saving vaccines, the Internet and GPS, can trace their roots to federal laboratories and federally funded R&amp;D,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The steps outlined in this new report are strong proposals to pave the way for the competition-driven technological advances that are the cornerstone of American success.” </p> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/12/commerces-nist-announces-actions-stimulate-commercialization-federally Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/10/strategy-american-leadership-advanced-manufacturing <div>Today, the White House released the quadrennial Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing, which describes how Federal agencies, state and local government, the full spectrum of educational institutions, large and small private industry, large and small investors and, most importantly, our citizenry can achieve a national vision of U.S. Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing Across Industrial Sectors to Ensure National Security and Economic Prosperity.</div> <div> </div> <div>To achieve this vision, the strategy proposes three goals: </div> <div>1) Develop and Transition New Manufacturing Technologies</div> <div>2) Educate, Train, and Connect the Manufacturing Workforce</div> <div>3) Expand the Capabilities of the Domestic Manufacturing Supply Chain</div> <div> </div> <div>The strategy focuses on the development of new technology and the training of the future workforce.  It describes the administration’s strong emphasis on economic development and national security. </div> <div> </div> <div>The strategic plan was developed by the National Science and Technology Council, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing,  which was co-chaired by the U.S. Department of Commerce/NIST and staffed by NIST, with representatives from 17 different Federal agencies and offices with interests in advanced manufacturing technologies, international trade, and workforce development.   The team conducted extensive outreach via a White House Request for Information along with 11 roundtables across the nation, gaining significant input from industry, manufacturing associations, technical associations, and the public. </div> <div> </div> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/10/strategy-american-leadership-advanced-manufacturing Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP) Competition https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/03/reusable-abstractions-manufacturing-processes-ramp-competition <p>Manufacturing accounts for over half of the environmental impact and one-fifth of the annual energy consumption in the U.S.  Reducing that energy drain is the goal of ASTM’s E3012-16 international standard. If you can put E3012-16 to work to reduce manufacturing’s footprint, you could be a big winner.</p> <p>The 2018 RAMP Challenge is open through April 20.  We’re seeking process models that best demonstrate how application of ASTM E3012-16 can lead to a more robust, optimized, and energy-efficient manufacturing process.  Prizes range from $1,000 to $200.</p> <p>Full competition rules, prizes, entry information, and a “how to” video are available at <a href="https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/ramp-reusable-abstractions-of-manufacturing-processes/" target="_blank">https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/ramp-reusable-abstractions-of-manufacturing-processes/</a>.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/03/reusable-abstractions-manufacturing-processes-ramp-competition OCTAE Invites You to "Keeping Your Partners Engaged" https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/03/octae-invites-you-keeping-your-partners-engaged <p>Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (<a href="https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html" target="_blank">OCTAE</a>) invites you to join our last peer-to-peer conversation on Monday, March 19 at 12:15 p.m. ET, click <a href="https://safalevents.webex.com/mw3200/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&amp;siteurl=safalevents&amp;service=6&amp;rnd=0.31316380293346235&amp;main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsafalevents.webex.com%2Fec3200%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004822ce27b5bd9a621d07e8b264ce0ee04895fd41f2c674de8cefe0dfca83e7274%26siteurl%3Dsafalevents%26confViewID%3D81152488082799782%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAATELcZbg0uAMMIKYU7buV-NZl82kNnptkxsIuxC1gQcYA2%26" target="_blank">here </a>to hold your space. The topic is “Keeping Your Partners Engaged”. Panelists will share how mature partnerships can re-energize their networks and how newer partnerships can sustain high-level engagement over time. Please join us for this dynamic exchange! </p> <p>This series is intended to foster conversations between peers with shared challenges in partnership development. 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If you have problems with LINCS see the <a href="https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fr20.rs6.net%2Ftn.jsp%3Ff%3D0011SZDXs3M3CFdtLKg9n68d7QWjVluJaviHD8S40QgLPTLM6W9VprN3QjemGNQS9UlcD5wWdCXqeI5bFo0XvHqR8Y8BtLdEl6XmK747HBpobsWl4NwmhLNLI3gSqEYWIt1tNWi_V6CXcIDWhIW1o4cFKDhASkiWVDw-O-um03sN5E%3D%26c%3DQxC1Ozx8hWcYGjTsTI4geQVoiTjXlouQK0FnaWbv1P6z1TNMdis-2w%3D%3D%26ch%3Dcq8rOkR-aWtUO2aw4pnnk1p4JZ1n0d525FrdYwfYURsyFsVx6VyQfA%3D%3D&amp;data=02%7C01%7Clisa.fronczek%40nist.gov%7C0e2823e5edb44c46dc6908d58929d2e2%7C2ab5d82fd8fa4797a93e054655c61dec%7C1%7C0%7C636565735085233879&amp;sdata=D1ciWLJuVwCq%2Fxv7fMgE9eJEXP2lFpUqpaCTyGd5SmI%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">LINCS Help Center</a>.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/03/octae-invites-you-keeping-your-partners-engaged Build4Scale: Announcing American Inventions Made (AIM) Onshore Competition https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/02/build4scale-announcing-american-inventions-made-aim-onshore-competition <p>American scientists and engineers invent transformative energy technologies every day, but these innovators often do not have manufacturing expertise – or know where to find it. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) American Inventions Made Onshore (AIM Onshore) prize competition is seeking creative, specific, and innovative proposals from intermediary organizations – accelerators, incubators, universities, colleges, manufacturing institutions, and others – to deliver DOE’s Build4Scale manufacturing fundamentals training to energy technology innovators, and help them forge partnerships with domestic manufacturers. Successful proposals must include a sustainable revenue model to ensure the initiative is viable past the point of government funding. Prizes up to $150,000 will be awarded to four organizations.  Applications are due by April 3, 2018. </p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/02/build4scale-announcing-american-inventions-made-aim-onshore-competition Input Solicited for National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/02/input-solicited-national-strategic-plan-advanced-manufacturing <p>The National Science and Technology Council, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing (NSTC SAM) is in the process of developing a National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing to improve Government coordination and provide long-term guidance for Federal programs and activities in support of United States manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research and development over the next five to ten years.</p> <p>Input is requested from the public, including stakeholders from industry, academia, and non-profits active in advanced manufacturing, that may be used as input into developing the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing.</p> <p>For more information, please see the <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/05/2018-02160/national-strategic-plan-for-advanced-manufacturing" target="_blank">Request for Information</a> (RFI), published February 5, 2018. </p> <p>An input form is available to facilitate input, at: <a href="https://www.nist.gov/oam/rfi-response" target="_blank">https://www.nist.gov/oam/rfi-response</a></p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2018/02/input-solicited-national-strategic-plan-advanced-manufacturing Manufacturing USA Releases its 2016 Annual Report https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2017/11/manufacturing-usa-releases-its-2016-annual-report <p><em>Manufacturing USA</em> today released its <a href="https://www.manufacturingusa.com/sites/prod/files/Manufacturing%20USA-Annual%20Report-FY%202016-web.pdf" target="_blank">2016 Annual Report </a>to Congress.  The report describes the program’s work in helping to move discoveries in the nation’s universities and research laboratories to the shop floor here in America. It highlights the nine <em>Manufacturing USA</em> institutes that were active in fiscal year 2016, and documents the network's progress toward increasing the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. </p> <p>The <em>Manufacturing USA</em> network is a public-private program designed with a vision of U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing.   Its institutes have a mission to develop game-changing technology and the skills needed to equip our future U.S. manufacturing workforce.  Institutes also provide education and training so that American workers have “improved job opportunities and increased economic opportunity in promising technology areas that result in higher wages.”</p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2017/11/manufacturing-usa-releases-its-2016-annual-report HPC4Mfg Spring 2017 Solicitation is Now Open https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2017/06/hpc4mfg-spring-2017-solicitation-now-open <p>The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program, designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing, is seeking concept papers for a fourth solicitation. Concept proposals from U.S. manufacturers interested in utilizing the national labs’ capabilities can be submitted to the HPC4Mfg program starting June 12, 2017. A total of $3 million is available to support a portfolio of projects with national impact on energy efficiency.</p> <p>Further details are posted at: <a href="https://www.llnl.gov/news/does-hpc-manufacturing-program-seeks-industry-proposals-advance-energy-tech">https://www.llnl.gov/news/does-hpc-manufacturing-program-seeks-industry-proposals-advance-energy-tech</a>.</p> <p>For information regarding the solicitation process, please visit the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory <a href="https://hpc4mfg.llnl.gov/proposal-call.php">HPC4Mfg solicitation page</a>.</p> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2017/06/hpc4mfg-spring-2017-solicitation-now-open NASA Seeks 'FabLab' Concepts for In-Space Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2017/05/nasa-seeks-fablab-concepts-space-manufacturing <p>NASA is seeking proposals for development of a first-generation, in-space, multi-material fabrication laboratory, or FabLab, for space missions. The FabLab solicitation is issued as Appendix B of the <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/nextstep">Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships</a> (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement.</p> <p>The FabLab development path will be implemented in three phases with the objective of the final phase to demonstrate a commercially developed FabLab on the International Space Station. This solicitation seeks responses only to Phase A, in which private industry partners will produce ground-based prototypes with a measurable ability to mature into flight demonstrations on the space station within three years.</p> <p>Solicitation: <a href="https://www.fbo.gov/notices/8a6ebb526d8bf8fb9c6361cb8b50c1f8">In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) Multi-material Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab)</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-seeks-fablab-concepts-for-in-space-manufacturing">Read more...</a></p> Wed, 03 May 2017 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2017/05/nasa-seeks-fablab-concepts-space-manufacturing Announcing ManufacturingUSA.com, the new website for Manufacturing USA https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/10/announcing-manufacturingusacom-new-website-manufacturing-usa <p>The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new industry-facing website, <a href="http://www.manufacturingusa.com/">ManufacturingUSA.com</a>. In September, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Manufacturing USA, the new public name for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. ManufacturingUSA.com will serve as a key resource—a destination for learning about technology innovations, upcoming events, and industry news coming from the Manufacturing USA institutes.</p> <p>The site provides a platform to:</p> <ul><li>Highlight the impact that the institutes and the Manufacturing USA partners are making on U.S. manufacturing.</li> <li>Inform potential new members about how to participate and engage in the program.</li> <li>Highlight the unique offerings of each institute.</li> <li>Continue to educate the manufacturing industry on the opportunities available through Manufacturing USA.</li> </ul><p>The updated website provides examples of how the Manufacturing USA institutes are working to move promising, early-stage research in their specific technology areas into proven capabilities ready for adoption by U.S. manufacturers.</p> <p>The website you see today is just the foundation. Over the coming months, we will continue to improve it, updating and enhancing the information provided about the exciting technology and advanced manufacturing development opportunities available through the program and through the Manufacturing USA institutes. We look forward to bringing you the stories of how the institutes and partners are making a difference.</p> <p>We invite you to explore the new site, and encourage you to check back regularly to see the progress and advances we are making on the future of advanced manufacturing in the United States.</p> <p>To provide us with feedback about the website, or to learn more about Manufacturing USA, please contact <a href="mailto:ManufacturingUSA@nist.gov">ManufacturingUSA@nist.gov</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/10/announcing-manufacturingusacom-new-website-manufacturing-usa FACT SHEET: New Progress in a Resurgent American Manufacturing Sector https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/10/fact-sheet-new-progress-resurgent-american-manufacturing-sector <p><em>“Each year, hundreds of thousands of people observe this day by attending open houses, public tours, and career workshops.  As we mark 5 years since the first Manufacturing Day, we must inspire the next generation of workers and innovators to seek careers in manufacturing.  Let us continue working to strengthen and expand the manufacturing jobs of tomorrow and ensure that opportunity for all is something we can keep making in America for generations to come.” - </em>President Obama, October 6, 2016</p> <p>U.S. manufacturing is making a comeback, with more than 800,000 new jobs added since the sector turned the corner after the Great Recession in 2010. For the last four years in a row, global CEOs have named the United States the best place to make and invest, and new capital investment is flowing in to a broad range of manufacturing technologies.</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/10/fact-sheet-new-progress-resurgent-american-manufacturing-sector U.S. Secretary of Commerce Announces Manufacturing USA: New Brand for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/09/us-secretary-commerce-announces-manufacturing-usa-new-brand-national <p>Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker <a href="https://www.commerce.gov/news/secretary-speeches/2016/09/us-secretary-commerce-penny-pritzker-delivers-opening-remarks">announced</a> that “Manufacturing USA” is the new brand name for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The network consists of public-private institutes dedicated to securing the nation’s future through manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration. Secretary Pritzker made the announcement at the annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.</p> <p>“Today, I am thrilled to announce Manufacturing USA. With our new name, Manufacturing USA captures the geographic reach of a network that spans our country and is positioned to benefit companies of all sizes from coast to coast,” said Secretary Pritzker. “But more importantly, this name embodies our vision for a unified American manufacturing sector – where the brightest minds and the most innovative companies come together to develop the most cutting-edge technology in the world.”</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/09/us-secretary-commerce-announces-manufacturing-usa-new-brand-national DOD Proposes– Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII) https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/08/dod-proposes-robots-manufacturing-environments-manufacturing-innovation <p>The topic of this eighth DoD-led Institute is Robots in Manufacturing Environments (RIME). The RIME-MII will improve U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing through advancements in the smart collaborative robotic field. This technology has the potential to level the manufacturing playing field with competing low labor cost economies, with decreased manufacturing cost, better quality and timely reaction to changes needed by the customer. Smart, collaborative robotics can also enable "batch of one" production, also known as mass customization. The technologies developed in this institute will be primarily focused in making advanced manufacturing more competitive, addressing DoD needs, and contribute to improving prosperity in the United States. The Institute will focus on technology areas such as human robot interaction, adaption, learning, manipulation, autonomy, mobility and perception.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/08/dod-proposes-robots-manufacturing-environments-manufacturing-innovation A Call to Action to Celebrate the Manufacturing of Today and Tomorrow https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/08/call-action-celebrate-manufacturing-today-and-tomorrow <p><em>“With ingenuity and a determined spirit, hardworking Americans are creating products and unlocking new technologies that will shape our Nation and grow our economy… On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate all those who proudly stand behind our goods and services made in America, and we renew our commitment to winning the race for the jobs of tomorrow.”</em></p> <ul><li>President Obama, Manufacturing Day 2014 <a href="https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/10/02/presidential-proclamation-national-manufacturing-day-2014">Proclamation</a></li> </ul> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/08/call-action-celebrate-manufacturing-today-and-tomorrow FOA: Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII) https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/07/foa-robots-manufacturing-environments-manufacturing-innovation-institute <p>This is a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII). Please see attached FOA.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/07/foa-robots-manufacturing-environments-manufacturing-innovation-institute Sharpening Our Competitive Edge and the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/sharpening-our-competitive-edge-and-national-network-manufacturing <p>Innovation and U.S. manufacturing are inextricably linked—that’s why the President launched the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a network of manufacturing hubs across the country that is designed to sharpen America’s competitive edge in spurring the next generation of manufacturing jobs and investment. Each manufacturing hub brings together leaders from private companies, universities, and non-profits—alongside the Federal Government—to pioneer breakthroughs in emerging manufacturing technology. And with new competitions underway, we are well on track to meet the President’s goal of fifteen hubs launched by the end of this year.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/sharpening-our-competitive-edge-and-national-network-manufacturing DOE FOA: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/doe-foa-clean-energy-manufacturing-innovation-institute-reducing <p><em>The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing”.</em></p> <p>This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing. This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. Solving this enormous and currently unmet challenge could significantly reduce U.S. primary energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector, which represents a particularly challenging sector to decarbonize, and improve U.S. manufacturing competiveness in the process. Analysis shows that the development and deployment of cost effective new technologies to enable significant reductions in the life-cycle embodied energy and carbon emissions for materials production in the US economy relative to the use of primary feedstocks could offer energy savings on the order of 1.6 quadrillion BTU (quads) annually across four classes of waste materials - metals, fibers, polymers, and e-waste.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/doe-foa-clean-energy-manufacturing-innovation-institute-reducing DOE FOA: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/doe-foa-clean-energy-manufacturing-innovation-institute-reducing-0 <p>The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “<em>Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing</em>”.</p> <p>This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing. This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. Solving this enormous and currently unmet challenge could significantly reduce U.S. primary energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector, which represents a particularly challenging sector to decarbonize, and improve U.S. manufacturing competiveness in the process. Analysis shows that the development and deployment of cost effective new technologies to enable significant reductions in the life-cycle embodied energy and carbon emissions for materials production in the US economy relative to the use of primary feedstocks could offer energy savings on the order of 1.6 quadrillion BTU (quads) annually across four classes of waste materials - metals, fibers, polymers, and e-waste.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/doe-foa-clean-energy-manufacturing-innovation-institute-reducing-0 FACT SHEET: The President Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/fact-sheet-president-announces-winner-new-smart-manufacturing-innovation <p><em>The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing.</em></p> <p>Throughout this week, the Obama Administration will be highlighting America’s capacity for creativity and invention and how our innovative progress over the last seven and a half years has helped continue to make our economy the strongest and most durable in the world.  As part of this effort, today, at the third-annual SelectUSA Summit in Washington, DC, before an audience of business leaders, economic development officials, and investors from around the world, President Obama will announce that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The winning coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, California brings together a consortium of nearly 200 partners from across academia, industry, and non-profits—hailing from more than thirty states—to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/fact-sheet-president-announces-winner-new-smart-manufacturing-innovation DOD FOA: Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ATB-MII) https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/dod-foa-advanced-tissue-biofabrication-manufacturing-innovation <p>This FOA seeks proposals from U.S. non-profit organizations (minimum 1:1 cost share) interested in entering into a Technology Investment Agreement (TIA), pursuant to 10 USC §2371, for the purpose of establishing a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) in support of advanced tissue biofabrication manufacturing.</p> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/dod-foa-advanced-tissue-biofabrication-manufacturing-innovation DOD NOI: Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII) https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/dod-noi-robots-manufacturing-environments-manufacturing-innovation <p>This Notice is to announce the U.S. Government's intent to seek competition for an eighth Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) to be led by the Department of Defense (DoD).  The topic of this eighth DoD-led Institute is<strong> Robots in Manufacturing Environments (RIME)</strong>.  The<strong> </strong>motivation for the RIME-MII is to improve U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing through advancements in the smart collaborative robotic field. </p> <p>This technology has the potential to level the manufacturing playing field with competing low labor cost economies, with decreased manufacturing cost, better quality and timely reaction to changes needed by the customer. Smart, collaborative robotics can also enable "batch of one" production, also known as mass customization. The technologies developed in this institute will be primarily focused in making advanced manufacturing more competitive, addressing DoD needs, and contribute to improving prosperity in the United States. The Institute will focus on technology areas such as human robot interaction, adaption, learning, manipulation, autonomy, mobility and perception.</p> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/dod-noi-robots-manufacturing-environments-manufacturing-innovation DOD Led Institute for the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ATB-MII) https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/dod-led-institute-advanced-tissue-biofabrication-manufacturing <p>The ATB-MII will bring together for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and federal and state agencies to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially relevant manufacturing technologies with applications in the Tissue Biofabrication Ecosystem. This effort will provide support to help bridge the gap between basic/early research and product development by advancing and scaling critical technologies in the manufacturing readiness level 4 to 7 range. The ATB MII will provide shared assets to help entities – particularly small manufacturers – access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, creating an unparalleled environment to educate and train students and workers in Advanced Tissue Biofabrication skills.</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/06/dod-led-institute-advanced-tissue-biofabrication-manufacturing DOD NOI: Advanced Tissue Biofabrication Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ATB-MII) https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/dod-noi-advanced-tissue-biofabrication-manufacturing-innovation <p>This Notice is to announce the U.S. Government's intent to seek competition for a seventh Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) to be led by the Department of Defense (DoD). The topic of this seventh DoD-led Institute is Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB). The motivation for the ATB-MII is to increase U.S. competitiveness in advanced tissue biofabrication manufacturing by streamlining integrated testing technologies, reducing the barrier to entry for new inventors and encouraging insertion of disruptive technologies into multiple biotechnology sectors.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/dod-noi-advanced-tissue-biofabrication-manufacturing-innovation DOE: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/doe-notice-intent-issue-funding-opportunity-announcement-clean-energy <p>The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing." (DE-FOA-0001594) This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Reducing EMbodied-energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) in Materials Manufacturing. This Institute will enable the development and widespread deployment of key industrial platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing through the development of technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. Solving this enormous and currently unmet challenge could significantly reduce U.S. primary energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial sector, which represents a particularly challenging sector to decarbonize, and improve U.S. manufacturing competiveness in the process.</p> Fri, 13 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/doe-notice-intent-issue-funding-opportunity-announcement-clean-energy MForesight: The Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, Announces Prize Competition Seeking Innovative Approaches to Cost-Effective, Low-Volume Manufacturing: “MAKING to MANUFACTURING” https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/mforesight-alliance-manufacturing-foresight-announces-prize-competition <p>The MForesight Competition is soliciting new manufacturing technologies and approaches that will increase the variety and value of items designed and manufactured cost-effectively in the United States with 3-5 years of additional development. Ultimately, these innovations will support a “Democratization of Manufacturing,” enabling small teams and businesses to manufacture products in low-volumes economically. By removing costly barriers-to-entry such as specialized knowledge and high-volume requirements, a wide range of innovators, entrepreneurs, and small/medium-sized business can be competitive with low labor-cost producers.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/mforesight-alliance-manufacturing-foresight-announces-prize-competition Energy Department Requests Proposals for New Institute to Boost Efficiency in Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/energy-department-requests-proposals-new-institute-boost-efficiency <p>On February 19, 2016, the Energy Department requested proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute.  The Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute will join the Administration’s broader National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), which drives collaboration between small- and medium-sized companies, academic institutions, industrial research organizations, and national laboratories. The Energy Department also announced that its next institute competition, which will begin later in May, will focus on developing innovative recycling and remanufacturing technologies to lower energy use.</p> <p>The Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute — the fourth led by the Energy Department within the NNMI — represents a critical step in the Administration’s effort to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. It will focus on developing breakthrough technologies to increase the energy efficiency of manufacturing processes used across an array of U.S. industries, including ethylene for plastics and biofuels used in sustainable transportation. Proposals for this $70 million funding opportunity announcement are due June 15.</p> <p>For more information about this funding opportunity, please visit <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/energy-department-requests-proposals-new-institute-boost-efficiency-manufacturing">Energy.gov</a>.  Information about the NNMI Program can be found at <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/">Manufacturing.gov</a>.</p> Thu, 05 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/05/energy-department-requests-proposals-new-institute-boost-efficiency Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement “Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy Manufacturing” https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/04/notice-intent-issue-funding-opportunity-announcement-modular-chemical <p>The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Modular Chemical Process Intensification”.</p> <p>This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification. Modular chemical process intensification represents an emerging opportunity for processing industries in the U.S. manufacturing sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce feedstock waste, increase scalability and improve productivity by merging and integrating separate unit processes (mixing, reactions, separation) into single modular hardware elements of reduced size, higher efficiency and scalability.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/04/notice-intent-issue-funding-opportunity-announcement-modular-chemical FACT SHEET: White House Announces New Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Cambridge, MA and New Report on $2 Billion in Manufacturing R&D Investments https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/04/fact-sheet-white-house-announces-new-revolutionary-fibers-and-textiles <p><em>Eighth manufacturing innovation institute brings over $300 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop futuristic fabrics and textiles, helping accelerate the revival of textiles manufacturing in the United States</em></p> <p>Today, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that a leading consortium of 89 manufacturers, universities, and non-profits organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will spearhead a new manufacturing innovation institute in partnership with the Department of Defense focused on securing U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/04/fact-sheet-white-house-announces-new-revolutionary-fibers-and-textiles DoD Announces Award of New Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Hub Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/04/dod-announces-award-new-revolutionary-fibers-and-textiles-manufacturing <p>As part of the Department of Defense effort to partner with the private sector and academia to ensure the United States continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing, today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will announce that a leading consortium of 89 universities, manufacturers, and non-profits organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will spearhead a new manufacturing innovation institute in partnership with the Department of Defense to secure U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing. <br /><br /> Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Alliance, a new non-profit research and development consortium comprised of partners from industry, academia and state governments has been selected to lead this effort following a highly competitive nationwide bid process. The agreement will be managed by U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey Emerging Technologies contracting center and combines $75 million in DoD funds and nearly $250 million in cost sharing from non-federal investments for a total of over $317 million.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/04/dod-announces-award-new-revolutionary-fibers-and-textiles-manufacturing Large Turnout for Funding Opportunity Briefing for DOC-Funded Manufacturing Institutes https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/03/large-turnout-funding-opportunity-briefing-doc-funded-manufacturing <p>On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) hosted over 200 participants for a <a href="http://www.nist.gov/amo/nnmi-proposers-day.cfm">Proposers’ Day</a>, where the attendees learned the details of applying for a DOC/NIST competition that will support the establishment and operation of up to two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. The competition is open to any topic proposed by industry that is not being addressed by another institute or funding opportunity in progress in <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/">the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Program</a>.</p> <p>Like other institutes that are part of the NNMI, the NIST institutes will be private-public partnerships that foster collaboration among industry, academia, nonprofits and government agencies. Stakeholders are expected to accelerate U.S. innovation and increase competitiveness by investing in industrially relevant, cross-cutting advanced manufacturing technologies and processes.The Proposers’ Day event, which was free and open to the public, covered important competition topics, including: the elements of a complete and competitive application; how applications will be evaluated; how to leverage the existing network of NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers; and administrative and award requirements.</p> <p>Held at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD, with simultaneous webcasting, the event attracted 104 registered attendees and an audience of 145 online viewers. The event was <a href="http://www.nist.gov/amo/nnmi-proposers-day-webcast.cfm">recorded and made available</a> for later viewing on the competition website.</p> <p>According to AMO Director Mike Molnar, “The strong engagement today of many leaders from industry and academia is an exciting indicator of interest in the program. We would like to underscore that attendance is not a prerequisite for submitting an application or receiving an award. Our intent is to provide information, tools and resources to assist all interested parties in proposing the next outstanding manufacturing innovation institute.”</p> <p>Details about the 2016 NIST open-topic NNMI competition may be found on the <a href="https://www.nist.gov/oam/funding-opportunities/2016-nist-manufacturing-usa-competition">competition website</a>. Pre-Applications are due no later than April 20, 2016.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> <a href="mailto:lisa.fronczek@nist.gov">Lisa Fronczek</a><br /> 301-975-6633</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/03/large-turnout-funding-opportunity-briefing-doc-funded-manufacturing Upcoming Industry-led workshops or forums addressing the DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Request for Information. https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/03/upcoming-industry-led-workshops-or-forums-addressing-dod-manufacturing <p>Several industry associations and other organizations have scheduled by invitation-only workshops or focus sessions to address the topics included in the January, 2016, DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) Request for Information (RFI).  The Department of Defense is not sponsoring these workshops, but does expect the information from these workshops to be useful in its deliberation to determine which topics to select for the two future MIIs, as is addressed in the RFI.</p> <p>This posting is for information only.  Details for each workshop may be found at:</p> <ul><li>Assistive and Soft Robotics hosted by SME, 7 &amp; 8 March, Dearborn, MI. <a href="http://www.sme.org/roboticsworkshop">www.sme.org/roboticsworkshop</a> or <a href="mailto:LMcDaniel@sme.org">LMcDaniel@sme.org</a></li> <li>Advanced Machine Tools and Control Systems hosted by AMT, 10 &amp; 11 March, Atlanta, GA. <a href="http://www.amtonline.org/calendar/dodrfiworkshop.htm">http://www.amtonline.org/calendar/dodrfiworkshop.htm</a></li> <li>Certification, Assessment, and Qualification hosted by ASME, 22 &amp; 23 March, Arlington, VA.  (<a href="mailto:HellerME@asme.org">HellerME@asme.org</a>)</li> <li>Securing the Manufacturing Digital Thread – Cybersecurity for Manufacturing hosted by the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, 29 March, Colorado Springs, CO. (<a href="mailto:karla@fourfrontco.com">karla@fourfrontco.com</a>)</li> <li>Bioengineering for Regenerative Medicine and Bioprinting across Technology Sectors hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, 4 &amp; 5 April, Washington, DC. <a href="http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/NMMB/index.htm">http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/NMMB/index.htm</a></li> </ul><p>The RFI is posted at:</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/03/upcoming-industry-led-workshops-or-forums-addressing-dod-manufacturing NIST Announces the First Open-Topic Competition to Fund NNMI Manufacturing Innovation Institutes https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/02/nist-announces-first-open-topic-competition-fund-nnmi-manufacturing <p>On February 19, 2016 the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a competition for the formation of up to two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes to join the growing National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). This competition will be the first NNMI solicitation in which proposals will be accepted on any advanced manufacturing topic.</p> <p>As an open-topic competition, NIST will accept applications for a proposed Institute in any area of advanced manufacturing so long as it is not duplicative. That means that the application does not duplicate the technical scope and programs of federally funded Institutes within the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), or technical focus area(s) that are identified within any in-progress Institute funding opportunity announced by a federal agency.</p> <p>Like the other research facilities that are part of the NNMI, the NIST institutes will be private-public partnerships that foster collaboration among industry, academia, nonprofits and government agencies. Through the institutes, these stakeholders work to accelerate U.S. innovation and increase competitiveness by investing in industrially relevant, cross-cutting advanced manufacturing technologies and processes.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.nist.gov/oam/funding-opportunities/2016-nist-manufacturing-usa-competition">Federal Funding Opportunity announcement</a> contains a full list of requirements and evaluation criteria. To provide information to potential applicants, NIST plans to host one or more public events and informational webinars.</p> <p>For more information:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281622">FFO</a> on <a href="http://www.grants.gov/">Grants.gov</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/amo/NNMI2016FFO.pdf">FFO PDF</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nist.gov/oam/funding-opportunities/2016-nist-manufacturing-usa-competition">2016 NIST NNMI Competition page</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/02/nist-announces-funding-opportunity-nnmi-manufacturing-innovation-institutes">Press Release</a></li> </ul> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/02/nist-announces-first-open-topic-competition-fund-nnmi-manufacturing Secretary of Commerce Submits to Congress First-Ever Legislative Reports Required of NNMI https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/02/secretary-commerce-submits-congress-first-ever-legislative-reports <p>On February 19, 2016, in conjunction with the Executive Office of the President, National Science and Technology Council, today U.S. Secretary of Commerce submitted to Congress the first-ever legislative reports required of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).</p> <p>The history and status of the program and its partners is outlined in detail in the <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/2015-nnmi-annual-report.pdf">NNMI Annual Report</a>, which complements the <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/2015-nnmi-strategic-plan.pdf">NNMI Strategic Plan</a>. The institutes included in the report are those launched by the end of September 2015:</p> <ul><li>America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, focusing on additive manufacturing and 3D Printing technologies.</li> <li>Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, Chicago, Illinois, focusing on integrated digital design and manufacturing.</li> <li>PowerAmerica-The Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, focusing on wide bandgap semiconductor based power electronics.</li> <li>Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, Detroit, Michigan, focusing on lightweight metals manufacturing technology.</li> <li>Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites.</li> <li>AIM Photonics-American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, Rochester, New York, focusing on integrated photonic circuit manufacturing.</li> <li>NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, San Jose, California, focusing on the manufacturing and integration of semiconductors and flexible electronics.</li> </ul><p>The outline for NNMI’s planned growth is outlined in The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/2015-nnmi-strategic-plan.pdf">Strategic Plan 2016</a>, as follows:</p> <ul><li>Goal 1: Increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.</li> <li>Goal 2: Facilitate the transition of innovative technologies into scalable, cost-effective, and high-performing domestic manufacturing capabilities.</li> <li>Goal 3: Accelerate the development of an advanced manufacturing workforce.</li> <li>Goal 4: Support business models that help institutes to become stable and sustainable.</li> </ul><p>Informed by feedback and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders, the <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/2015-nnmi-strategic-plan.pdf">strategic plan</a> represents the consensus of the participating agencies and industry leaders regarding the goals that should be pursued for at least the next three years in order to achieve the NNMI Program’s purposes. The <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/files/2016/02/2015-NNMI-Strategic-Plan.pdf">strategic plan</a> identifies the methods by which these goals will be achieved and the metrics by which the program will be assessed.</p> <p>As the first such reports for the NNMI, these documents cover the program’s history from its inception. Future reports will include an annual fiscal-year review of program activities and a three-year review and update of the <a href="https://www.manufacturing.gov/sites/default/files/2018-01/2015-nnmi-strategic-plan.pdf">strategic plan</a>.</p> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/02/secretary-commerce-submits-congress-first-ever-legislative-reports Solicitation Issued for NNMI Branding and Marketing Support https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/02/solicitation-issued-nnmi-branding-and-marketing-support <p>The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Headquarters Procurement Services on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is soliciting quotes from all business vendors. The Statement of Work (SOW) for this RFQ falls under NAICS code 541613, Marketing Consulting Services. The successful vendor shall provide branding and marketing support to the EERE for The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). The Contractor shall implement sound professional branding, marketing and programmatic approaches to provide timely, responsive services to support EERE’s Federal staff. Please note that Allegheny Science and Technology is not eligible to compete for this requirement as they have assisted in the development of the SOW and were involved with the acquisition planning.</p> <p>The Government intends to award a one Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Commercial Contract. The evaluation will be based on the “best value” to the Government in accordance with the factors listed in this solicitation. The award shall be made in accordance with FAR 12 and 13. The period of performance shall be for four (4) months.</p> <p>For more information on the RFQ, go to the FedConnect URL, using “DE-SOL-0009430”.</p> <p><a href="https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&amp;mode=form&amp;id=b5a7063b30c6580f2cf0f6f095bcdaee&amp;tab=core&amp;_cview=0">Click here to see this announcement on FedBizOpps.gov</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-SOL-0009430&amp;agency=DOE">Click here to see more information about this opportunity on FedConnect</a></p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2016/02/solicitation-issued-nnmi-branding-and-marketing-support NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/12/nist-issues-notice-intent-fund-new-manufacturing-innovation-institutes <p>The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a <a href="https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/amo/nnmi/NIST-NNMI-NOI-2015-12-21.pdf">Notice of Intent</a> to fund up to two institutes as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). For its first institutes, the Commerce Department will provide up to a total of $70 million per institute over five to seven years. Commerce funding must be matched by private and other non-federal sources. The institutes are expected to become self-sustainable within the time period of the award.</p> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 06:00:00 -0600 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/12/nist-issues-notice-intent-fund-new-manufacturing-innovation-institutes White House Releases Strategy for American Innovation, Featuring NNMI https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/10/white-house-releases-strategy-american-innovation-featuring-nnmi <p>America has long been a nation of innovators. The United States is the birthplace of the Internet, which today connects three billion people around the world. American scientists and engineers sequenced the human genome, invented the semiconductor, and sent humankind to the moon. And America is not done yet. </p> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/10/white-house-releases-strategy-american-innovation-featuring-nnmi Celebrating National Manufacturing Day https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/10/celebrating-national-manufacturing-day <p>The face of manufacturing is rapidly changing and expanding across the country.  Manufacturing has always represented so much of the best of what America has to offer – ingenuity, creativity, innovation, grit, persistence, teamwork – this time around we are seeing a shift in the look, goods, make-up and culture of so many of our manufacturing centers, in the heart of cities, in small towns, across rural America and Tribal Nations. </p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/10/celebrating-national-manufacturing-day On Manufacturing Day, NIST and NSF Launch New Consortium to Support Advanced Manufacturing https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/10/manufacturing-day-nist-and-nsf-launch-new-consortium-support-advanced <p>The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will lead a consortium to identify new and emerging areas of advanced manufacturing that would benefit from shared public-private investment in research and development, education and training.</p> Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0500 amnpo@nist.gov https://www.manufacturing.gov/announcements/2015/10/manufacturing-day-nist-and-nsf-launch-new-consortium-support-advanced