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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...

MxD
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...

MxD
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
COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing
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...