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Feb. 26, 2023
ARM Institute Funds Eleven New Technology Projects
The ARM Institute will award $7.9M across eleven projects that address critical advanced manufacturing needs.
Oct. 12, 2022
DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Awarded Grants to Spur Regional Economic Development
Two DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) - ARM and BioFabUSA - are part of teams that were awarded Build Back Better Regional Challenge grants. Funded by the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan and administered by the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the challenge provides funding to foster economic growth, further inclusive and equitable recovery, and create thousands of quality-paying jobs in industries critical to the future, such as clean energy, next-gen manufacturing, and biotechnology.
Sept. 12, 2022
Institute Facilities Are a Draw for Many Early-Stage Companies
August 17, 2022 —
Competitiveness was among the primary drivers in the creation of Manufacturing USA to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing by connecting people, ideas, and technology. The Manufacturing USA network, which has roots in the creation of America Makes in 2012, has grown to include 16 manufacturing innovation institutes that work to accelerate and de-risk technology development and scale-up through an ecosystem of government research institutions, universities and private sector industry members. Collectively, the institutes in the past decade have advanced 270 technologies toward commercialization.
Aug. 17, 2022
How the Manufacturing USA Network Nurtures Startup Companies Across the Innovation Gap
August 17, 2022 —
The gap between a good idea and a successful commercial product is known as the “innovation valley of death.” It’s part of the complex history in which manufacturers and investors struggled to keep operations on shore and develop innovations domestically when lower cost options existed elsewhere. The additional business risk associated with investments in prototyping and product development also hinder the creation of new companies that can drive innovation in manufacturing.
May 10, 2018
AFRL demos advanced robotics for aerospace manufacturing
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Engineers from the Manufacturing Technologies Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, held a recent successful demonstration of the advanced capabilities of the Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications (A5) Robotic System at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The 22,000 pound A5