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May 12, 2023
Make it Where You Need It - OSD Program Funds Technology to Enable Point-of-Need Manufacturing
The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) has announced the winners of the first-of-its-kind "Point of Need Challenge Pitch Event" for solutions to support forward-deployed forces in austere environments.
Held March 8-9 at the ARM Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., the event showcased technologies generated by member companies of the Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs). DoD launched nine MIIs between 2012 and 2021, each focused on a particular critical technology, to help revitalize U.S. domestic manufacturing capability.
March 27, 2023
Manufacturing Science and Technology Program Leads Annual Program Management Training at Johnson Space Center
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX —
Manufacturing Science and Technology Program Leads Annual Program Management Training at Johnson Space CenterOn February 22, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s Manufacturing Science and Technology Program (MSTP) held its annual program management training at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This
Feb. 20, 2023
MIIs Help Secure Global Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing
Leaders from the Manufacturing USA network of institutes share how their efforts are helping the U.S. secure global leadership for emerging technologies in the critical strategic industries to help capture domestic manufacturing and lower hurdles for U.S. manufacturers to adopt these leading technologies.
Feb. 13, 2023
Manufacturing Science and Technology Program Visits Watervliet Arsenal
On January 26, 2023, representatives of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s (OUSD(R&E)’s) Manufacturing Science and Technology Program (MSTP) had the pleasure to meet with leadership from the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal and Benet Laboratories and tour their facilities in Watervliet, New York. Dr. Stephen
Jan. 20, 2023
Students Expand their PIC Knowledge and Skills
About a dozen students enrolled in STEM programs at U.S. colleges and universities, as well as engineers and designers from both start-ups and established companies in the integrated photonics industry, gathered recently at MIT and BSU with the same goal in mind: to gain more hands-on experience using the schools’ state-of-the art tools to help them better understand photonic integrated circuit (PIC) theory, testing and packaging during AIM Photonics’ in-person Photonics Bootcamp.
Jan. 18, 2023
LIFT Manufacturing Innovation Institute Will Open Satellite Facility in Puerto Rico
LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense national Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the Governor of Puerto Rico and the Department of Economic Development and Commerce of Puerto Rico (DEDC) announced they signed an agreement to launch an institute facility satellite to advanced applied research and development, as well as advanced manufacturing on the island.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at La Fortaleza, bringing the institute to Puerto Rico to engage with the Island’s manufacturers to further develop their technologies and support the Island’s workforce by providing advanced manufacturing training opportunities.
Jan. 4, 2023
Recognizing Excellence at DMC: Service Recognition Award
Tampa, FL —
The 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference featured presentation of awards, including the Service Recognition Award, given by the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) to senior leaders whose contributions have greatly impacted their individual Service/Agency ManTech program as well as specific Subpanel and Technical Working Groups.
Dec. 20, 2022
Recognizing Excellence at DMC 2022: The Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award
Tampa, FL —
This year's Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Awards (DMTAA), sponsored by the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP), were awarded at a ceremony during the Defense Manufacturing Conference to individuals from government, industry and academia for remarkable technical accomplishments in projects that advance the vision of the Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program.
Dec. 13, 2022
DoD ManTech at the 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference
Tampa, FL —
The DoD Manufacturing Technology Program team enjoyed wide participation at the annual Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, FL, from 5-8 December 2022. DMC is the premier annual opportunity for government, industry, and academia to exchange information and perspectives within the manufacturing community. .
Discussion topics focused on defense manufacturing policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest manufacturing innovations for our warfighters.
See some photos and synopses of our panels.
Reducing Industrial Emissions to Create an Equitable Clean Energy Future
The Manufacturing USA network has grown to include 16 manufacturing innovation institutes, which are funded through the departments of Commerce, Defense and Energy and from private sector industry members. Institutes are working with research entities and private sector companies to develop processes to reduce industrial emissions and lower barriers so that more manufacturers can adopt these breakthroughs. While every institute’s projects may contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability, here is a look at some of the many initiatives related to emissions-intensive industrial processes.