Additive Manufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, Digital Manufacturing, Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Photonics, Process Intensification, Recycling, Robotics, Workforce

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, through a partnership with its fellow Manufacturing USA® Institutes and led by Nextflex®, has been awarded funding from the Office of Naval Research for new manufacturing workforce education activities. The ARM Institute has partnered with Pittsburgh-based members, New Century Careers and...

COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic is killing tens of thousands of people, changing social norms, and rattling markets.

It also has exposed weaknesses in the global supply chain and has demonstrated why the industry’s move toward digital manufacturing is more crucial now than ever.

MxD’s Vice President of Strategy & Engagement Jennifer Pilat discusses the...


MxD (the digital manufacturing institute) announced today that it has begun manufacturing protective face shields for medical personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago.

MxD also has produced step-by-step instructions for making these face shields to guide other manufacturers who wish to replicate this in their own...

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Digital Manufacturing

Karen Panetta is confident she knows why there aren’t more women in manufacturing. The issue is confidence, both for the women themselves and for the companies looking to fill a massive skills gap in the industry.

Panetta is founder of the international Nerd Girls program, an IEEE fellow and dean of Graduate Engineering at Tufts University in...

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...

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Additive Manufacturing, COVID-19

MxD is mobilizing to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, as the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, we are committed to advancing ways to do this securely.

This includes three things:

– Collaborating with government to address critical shortages in medical devices and equipment;

– Leading efforts to strengthen the...