Highlighting Manufacturing Innovation, Collaboration, and Education

This report highlights the manufacturing technology and workforce development innovations underway at the Manufacturing USA institutes which are delivering value for manufacturers and the American public.

Institutes work with members from the manufacturing industry, academia...

Education, Robotics, Workforce

A report by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte found that 4.6 million jobs will need to be filled in the U.S. manufacturing over the next decade, and 2.4 million jobs may be left open due to a lack of trained workers. That’s a lot of opportunity for U.S. students and workers! However, misconceptions about manufacturing careers often prevent...

Robotics, Workforce

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute proudly announces that it has opened an office in St Petersburg, FL. The ARM Institute, a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Department of Defense, has the mission of catalyzing robotic technologies and workforce skilling solutions to strengthen and grow U.S. manufacturing...

External News


Will a robot ever make your blue jeans?

There is a quiet effort underway to find out — involving clothing and technology companies, including Germany’s Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE) and Levi Strauss & Co (LEVI.N).

"Clothing is the last trillion-dollar industry that hasn’t been automated," said Eugen Solowjow, who heads a project at a Siemens lab in San...

Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, senior general engineer and technical advisor Harry Pierson, far left, accepts the 2022 Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM, Institute project team. From left: David Barron, Alex Klinger, Chris Adams, Shane Groves, Andy Strat, Nihad Alfaysale and Stuart Lawrence at the 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, Florida, Dec. 6, 2022.
Defense, Robotics

The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, teamed with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM, Institute to win the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award at the 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference for the creation of an augmented reality-enabled cold spray robot, nicknamed “ARRI.”

The new system, used to apply thermal...

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Additive Manufacturing, Education, Fabrics, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Materials, Photonics, Power Electronics, Robotics, Sustainable Manufacturing, Workforce

Manufacturing evolved in the United States through geographic clusters that produced competitive advantages in expertise, scale of operations, research prowess, and skilled labor. The origin of the automotive sector is an example of a regional cluster, with vehicles assembled in the Detroit area from parts and components manufactured in the upper...