Biopharmaceutical, COVID-19, Manufacturing

Perhaps the biggest achievement thus far at the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) has been disabusing companies that are members of the Manufacturing USA innovation institute that it is smart to be “a fast second” to market.

“Nobody actually believed when we started, except apparently us naively, that we...

Industry Week
COVID-19, Manufacturing

Today’s supply chains and manufacturing operations are global, highly efficient, and carefully tuned. At the same time, the COVID-19 black-swan event has demonstrated painfully that they are also fragile and lacking transparency at times when faced with unexpected disturbances. The various interruptions led to a shortage of essential goods, ranging...


As the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) celebrates a century of contributions to manufacturing innovation and our profession, it is a great pleasure to be part of this five-part series on how these activities have influenced the world today. This is the story of the considerable contributions that ASME and the MED have made in...

Manufacturing USA
COVID-19, Manufacturing

Yesterday afternoon, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research & Technology held a bipartisan teleconference with Mr. Mike Molnar, Director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Ms. Carroll Thomas, Director of the Manufacturing Extension...

Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing

As manufacturing undergoes the revolutionary changes of the Digital Age, the people with the keenest leadership skills have taken up the charge to modernize the industry so that it leverages the cloud and Big Data and is connected and smart. Their success encourages the rest of the manufacturing world to follow.

To assemble this list of leaders...