COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

With most states relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, factories around the U.S. are coming back online. But there are challenges when restarting manufacturing facilities that have been shut down for months on end.

You can’t just flip a switch to get everything back to normal.

Most manufacturers already know that. They have shutdown and startup...

COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

This week, additional members of the MxD team head into the office as we prepare to safely welcome more partners and guests during Phase 4 of Restore Illinois.

Our building operations, events, and future factory teams have been hard at work over the past several weeks to make the MxD innovation center as safe and sanitary as possible, making...

COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

MxD announced today that it will join a new national project led by The Century Foundation (TCF), the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA), and seven other urban workforce development organizations concentrated in the Midwest. The groups, selected through a competitive process and funded by Lumina Foundation, will strategize solutions to the U.S...

Digital Manufacturing

MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing institute, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) today announced the launch of a cybersecurity for manufacturing training program with nearly $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA).

The program’s target audience is current workers in manufacturing...

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...