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, Flexible Hybrid Electronics

On Friday, October 7, NextFlex welcomed two engineering classes from Independence High School in San Jose to learn about flexible and additively manufactured electronics and to talk with NextFlex engineers about education pathways that lead to challenging careers in manufacturing. The students toured the Technology Hub and were able to get hands-on...

Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

How would the face of advanced manufacturing be transformed if there were four new job candidates every single day? FlexFactor®, NextFlex’s flagship learning program, recently surpassed an important milestone – 10,000 total students reached. Since starting in 2016 with only 8 students in San Jose, CA, we have now grown to reaching an average of...

Manufacturing USA’s program office along with 7 manufacturing innovation institutes attended the Smart Manufacturing eXperience (SMX) in “Steel City,” Pittsburg, PA. With a focus on combating the challenges and opportunities to adopt smart manufacturing technologies faced by small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) and others in the industry...

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...