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MxD
COVID-19, Cybersecurity, Digital Manufacturing, Supply Chain

MxD, the national digital manufacturing and cybersecurity institute, announced that its project teams have been awarded nearly $6.25 million by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to establish a rapid response medical goods supply chain marketplace and to advance data analysis to track...

Bioengineering, Biopharmaceutical, Cybersecurity, Fabrics, Health, Manufacturing, Photonics, Power Electronics, Process Intensification, Robotics, Synthetic Biology

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded nearly $54 million in grants for 13 high-impact projects for research, development and testbeds for pandemic response. The funding, which was provided by the American Rescue Act, will support projects at eight manufacturing innovation institutes in...

One year ago, President Biden signed Executive Order 14017 directing an all-of-government approach to assessing vulnerabilities in – and strengthening the resilience of – the United States’ critical supply chains. Within six months of taking office, the Administration completed a comprehensive review of the supply chains for four critical products...

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Crain's Chicago Business
Cybersecurity

Amidst the lingering pandemic, shortages keep arising in many corners of American life, from rental cars to paper goods, food products, furniture, clothing and more. As fall began, supply headaches once viewed as temporary were predicted to extend well into next year. Executives involved at various stages of the supply chain shared their thoughts...

Bakersfield.com
Automation, Collaboration, Digital Manufacturing, IIOT, Process Intensification

Siemens is collaborating with Dow to showcase the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing institute and innovation center near downtown Chicago. This new test bed offers a hands-on demonstration of how innovative software and IoT come together with hardware to accelerate digitalization...

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STEM Talent

The manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. could result in 2.1 million unfilled jobs by 2030, according to a study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte. Finding workers with the right skills has been one of the biggest challenges in the manufacturing sector for more than a decade.

Manufacturing has long been a driver of innovation and...