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News | June 27, 2023

A Fresh Perspective that's driving innovation in U.S. Manufacturing

By Manufacturing USA Manufacturing USA

We Bring People Together to Turn Ideas into Reality

The 16 institutes in the Manufacturing USA network are home to collaborative manufacturing innovation spaces, where members from industry, academia and government gain perspective from each other and solve America's manufacturing challenges. They work jointly to advance technological innovations toward commercial viability through process transformations and by overcoming technical challenges. This effort ensures American inventions are scaled-up and turned into American Made products.

These collaborative spaces are fostering fresh approaches to innovation that are:

  • Shaping the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0
  • Powering new ways to build things with lightweight materials, additive manufacturing and more
  • Building the factory of the future to capture data and leverage AI
  • Using VR to quickly build competency in STEM-related careers

Our shared manufacturing innovation mission

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Manufacturing an Important Piece of Our Future

It costs a lot of money to drive innovation in manufacturing, yet three-quarters of U.S. manufacturers have fewer than 20 employees. That is why the institutes of the Manufacturing USA network are so vital to ensure the United States continues to be an innovator when it comes to how things are made. See how the institutes are targeting challenges that are just too big for any one manufacturer to face and working on applied R&D to get solutions in the hands of the U.S. manufacturing community to maintain competitiveness in an ever changing environment. Technology advancements the institutes and their members make today will lead to new industries, products, and trained workers - now and into the future.