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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...

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Biomanufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, COVID-19, Fabrics, Photonics, Robotics, Supply Chain, Workforce

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused severe shortages of medical personal protective equipment (PPE) in the U.S. The advanced manufacturing sector was at the center of the U.S. response, acting as a catalyst to help re-invent the PPE domestic supply chain and playing a major role in the development, production and distribution of diagnostics...

Lab Grown Ligaments
Biomanufacturing
A torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is a serious injury suffered across many sports and physical activities. Many surgical repairs for tears of the ACL use a tendon — most commonly the patellar tendon — in place of the ACL (a ligament). This mismatch in tissue types creates a system that is not designed to perform in the...
IndustryWeek COVID-19 MFG USA
Additive Manufacturing, Biomanufacturing, COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing
The COVID-19 pandemic created a ripple effect for U.S. manufacturers that revealed not only a lack of redundancy in the supply chain but also a lack of transparency. As the pandemic took hold, worldwide demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) dramatically increased and many material and product costs skyrocketed. It quickly became apparent...
PowerAmerica Carbide Foundry
Biomanufacturing, Fabrics, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing, Photonics, Power Electronics

The future of advanced manufacturing in the U.S. is being built at innovative facilities that enable experimentation in process and product development. The people and organizations at these next-generation facilities are part of a collaborative effort to remove barriers of entry and create an ecosystem to build supply chains and provide a path for...