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MxD
Digital Manufacturing

MxD has been awarded funding from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats (OCET) to identify the unique barriers and advantages of digital transformation in regulated medical product manufacturing.

Even prior to the pandemic’s disruptive effects, manufacturers of medical products were under increasing...

MxD
Digital Manufacturing

MxD announces that cybersecurity expert Jon Powvens has been named director of MxD Cyber: The National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing. Powvens will serve as director of cybersecurity for the full range of MxD’s projects and engineering activities.

“We are excited to welcome Powvens to the team to lead MxD Cyber,” said Chandra Brown...

MxD
COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

MxD has been awarded $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address critical public health and infrastructure needs and to support manufacturing as it mobilizes in response to COVID-19.

MxD’s three CARES Act-funded programs will focus on supply chain...

External News

COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

By this time next year, I predict Americans will covet borosilicate glass in the same way they do N95 masks. Because this durable and heat-resistant glass is what’s needed to make vials — vials that hold the vaccines against COVID-19.

We’ve known for months that a surge in demand is coming, yet the vast majority — 70% to 90% — of medical glass is...

Industry Week
COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing, Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call for manufacturers. As lockdown orders took hold across the country, many factories scaled back or closed, leaving workers unable to return to their jobs.

But while many office staff and managers have been able to work from home, factories have not yet been designed in a way that allows workers on the factory...

Our Network @ Work

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Additive Manufacturing, Biomanufacturing, COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing, Fabrics, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Lightweight Materials, Photonics, Process Intensification, Workforce
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way manufacturers recruit, train and develop their workforce. Long term, this shift will work in manufacturers' favor as online learning is also key to developing the skills necessary to leverage the emerging technologies that will give rise to the advanced manufacturing economy of the future.