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Smart Manufacturing

CHICAGO—The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is set to award $10 million in funding this year to the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) here, UI Labs CEO Caralynn Nowinski Collens, said this morning. UI Labs is DMDII’s parent organization.

DOD is also pledging at least $20 million more over the next five years to drive...

Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing

Lawmakers at all levels can play a key role in the development of smart technology for manufacturing, the head of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute said on Hill.TV's "Boundless," which aired Wednesday.

"Federal and state lawmakers can play a key role in incubating technologies that are vital in smart manufacturing," said CEO...

Democrat and Chronicle
Automation, Defense, Economy, Electronics, Facilities, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs, Photonics, Productivity, Smart Manufacturing, Sustainability, Workforce

Construction of a national photonics initiative headquartered in Rochester should end up $3.2 million under budget, officials said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, roughly half of the $44 million in tools for the research hub on Lake Avenue have been delivered or are in transit. Installation is expected to begin next month, with officials anticipating an opening...

AdvancedManufacturing.org
Manufacturing, Security, Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturers who keep thinking smart manufacturing remains an academic problem run the risk of quick extinction, said panelists gathered for the inaugural Industry 4.0 ThinkTank in Chicago this month.

“It’s everyone’s problem,” said Tom McDermott, executive director of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago....