Additive Manufacturing, Automation, COVID-19, Defense, Digital Manufacturing, Fabrics, Robotics

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. in early 2020 and overwhelmed the nation's supply of personal protective equipment, the Defense Department's Manufacturing Innovation Institutes leveraged their public-private partnerships to enable manufacturers to quickly pivot and ramp up production to respond to frontline health care workers' PPE needs...

Department of Defense
Additive Manufacturing, Composites, Defense, Economy, Innovation, Network, Public Private Partnerships, Robotics

WASHINGTON – To find out how the Pentagon is driving new manufacturing techniques, you need to look to a network of public-private partnerships located around the country.

Manufacturing USA is a series of centers of excellence spread around the country, with each center focused on a different technological area of study.

The Pentagon has a role in...