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MxD — Manufacturing Times Digital 

 

MxD Fast Facts


Established

February 2014

Website www.mxdusa.org

Mission Provide the government and U.S. manufacturers with the digital tools needed to transform American manufacturing ‚Äč

Headquarters Chicago, IL

Consortium Organizer MxD

Institute Metrics as of December 31, 2021

 
318   Member Organizations

Total Committed Funding on Original and Follow-on Agreements with DoD
$85M    Base Federal Funding
$131M    Base Non-Federal Cost Share

Additional Committed Project Funding
$32M    DoD Projects
$59M    Academia/Industry Projects

Total Ongoing and Completed Projects
84    Technology Projects
20    Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Projects

Education and Workforce Development
35,223    Participants in EWD Projects or Institute-led EWD Activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

Institute Snapshot

 
MxD is where innovative manufacturers forge their futures. In partnership with DoD, MxD provides manufacturers with digital tools and expertise to begin building every part better than the last.  Institute members increase their productivity and win more business, powered by a workforce with the digital skills they need for a cybersecure industrial base.  MxD also works with DoD manufacturers and contractors to assess and implement digital improvements throughout the industrial base.

Institute Capabilities

 
Future Factory
Through its robust network of industry, academic and government partners, MxD provides the U.S. manufacturing industry with workshops, federally-funded project opportunities, workforce development tools, and a 22,000 square-foot future factory floor innovation center to advance the digital transformation of U.S. manufacturers to accelerate innovation so they produce “every part better than the last.”
 
Center for Cybersecurity
MxD, with the support of DoD, has stood up the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, because ensuring manufacturing security against cyber threats is critical to securing the warfighter, as well as driving manufacturing competitiveness.  The Center will bridge and build a more resilient industrial base and defense supply chain by adapting the best in cyber tools and training to the unique needs of manufacturers of all sizes, including SMEs.
 
Docent
DoD uses Manufacturing Readiness Assessments (MRAs) to identify, analyze, acknowledge, and mitigate risks associated with new manufacturing programs, but there are no modern tool sets to execute the MRA process. MxD's Docent project created an application that facilitates the execution of an MRA with flexible user interfaces. MxD has received significant interest from the Defense Industrial Base about utilizing Docent because of the benefit it provides prime defense contractors.