Category Archives: Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

Jared Kosters

Imagine the ways we used to drive in the year 2000. There were few, if any, electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, or charging stations in parking garages. Vehicles lacked technology to actively prevent human-caused crashes, keep drivers inside the

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Jared Kosters

What do rocket engines, ink-jet printers, and emphysema treatments all have in common? They all rely on spray processes known as atomization: the controlled fragmentation of a liquid stream into smaller droplets or particles. More than 21,000 U.S. companies—employing more

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Changwon Suh

The beginning of the new year is a great time to look ahead at what new technologies are on the horizon and think about how these new or improved tools will affect daily life. This eye-catching infographic by Michell Zappa

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Sarah Lichtner

Manufacturing is at the center of all of the products we use every day and is the foundation of a strong U.S. economy. That’s why the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), headquartered in the National Institute of Standards and

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Jared Kosters

Materials research cannot progress without a way for researchers to access and use existing materials data. Since its inception over six years ago, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness has facilitated a number of technical accomplishments that rely

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Changwon Suh

In the last two months, the Obama Administration announced the launch of five new Manufacturing USA institutes with the task of energizing U.S. manufacturing through improved public-private partnerships and accelerated research and development initiatives. The recently awarded institutes—listed below starting

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Changwon Suh

In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRA) of 2010, U.S. federal agencies must update their strategic plans every four years, no later than the February one year after the start of a new presidential term. As

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Nexight Group

Nexight Group uses our expertise to provide public and private sector organizations with guidance on a variety of complex topics. Today is national Manufacturing Day, which focuses on bringing individual manufacturers together to collectively address common manufacturing concerns and challenges.

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Changwon Suh

In early August, the White House brought together leaders from academia, industry, and government who have been involved in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) to celebrate the initiative’s fifth anniversary. Over the past five years, federal agencies have invested more

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Changwon Suh

The recent launch of the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (the Institute) by the Obama administration is a good example of how industry is integrating virtual processes (e.g., information technology) with physical processes. This approach—or synthetic systems view—is becoming more

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