Brightly colored industrial manufacturing facility
Additive Manufacturing, Biomanufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, Cybersecurity, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Lightweight Materials, Materials, Modular Chemical Processing, Recycling, Sustainability, Sustainable Manufacturing

Industry is among the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the U.S., producing an estimated 24 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. While great progress has been made – greenhouse gas emissions from industry, including electricity generation, have declined by 22 percent since 1990 – in many cases, alternative production...

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Manufacturing, Manufacturing Jobs

The drive to create. Put simply, that’s what has propelled Marley Passey into a career in manufacturing, despite the fact that she’s legally blind. “I’ve always really enjoyed making things, building little wooden toys,” Marley says. “And this is the natural progression of that, making these really big and complex metal or composite parts. I could...

ARM Workforce Development
Additive Manufacturing, Education, Fabrics, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Materials, Photonics, Power Electronics, Robotics, Sustainable Manufacturing, Workforce

Manufacturing evolved in the United States through geographic clusters that produced competitive advantages in expertise, scale of operations, research prowess, and skilled labor. The origin of the automotive sector is an example of a regional cluster, with vehicles assembled in the Detroit area from parts and components manufactured in the upper...

Chart depicting the innovation valley of death on the technology readiness level scale.
Artificial Intelligence, Biomanufacturing, Fabrics, Innovation, Manufacturing, Photonics, Public Private Partnerships, Robotics

The U.S. outspends other nations in research and development and continues to lead the world in innovations and inventions. However, new products are often “stranded in the lab” when we don't have the manufacturing capability, or get developed in other countries such as China, Germany, and South Korea that invest more aggressively in manufacturing...

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Biomanufacturing, Fabrics, Facilities, Innovation, Manufacturing, Photonics, Public Private Partnerships, Robotics, Semi-Conductor

Three-quarters of U.S. manufacturers have fewer than 20 employees and do not have extensive research and development capabilities. Given the high costs of product development and their scope of operational challenges, from workforce and regulatory issues to unpredictable disruptions, it is difficult for small manufacturers to maintain...