Education, Fabrics, Workforce

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) is proud to announce the conclusion of the 2022 Advanced Functional Fabric (AFF) Product Development Challenge with the Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS). Recent material and manufacturing breakthroughs have enabled the design and production of advanced functional fabrics that see, hear, sense...

Education, Lightweight Materials, Materials, Workforce

The United States is facing a severe manufacturing workforce shortage. To tackle the nation’s skills gap, IACMI and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are bringing the technology and training directly to the people who need it.

Teachers and instructors in East Tennessee and beyond are learning essential machining skills at the University of...

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...

Additive Manufacturing, Education, Workforce

America Makes announces three new project calls today which will accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) and offer a new way for the supply chain to engage in the Institute. Several actionable focus areas are aligned to each project call, including materials data, process monitoring, data management as well as education and workforce...