MxD, the nation’s digital manufacturing institute, is seeking proposals for “digital fingerprinting” technology for high-volume manufacturing of low-cost goods such as food items and batteries. High-volume manufacturers urgently need the ability to add item-level traceability, or digital fingerprints, to what they produce, not only to assure quality and manage inventory and compliance, but also to guard against counterfeit parts. These manufacturers are looking for item serialization with near-zero variable cost, as well as solutions that require no product surface area, and can identify items at rates of 100 or more items per second, among other characteristics.
Up to $215,000 is available in the first phase with the possibility of additional follow-on funding. Applications are due July 12.
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