Category Archives: Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

Changwon Suh

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that it awarded $3 million to a portfolio of 10 projects as part of its High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program (see my previous blog post on the program). In reviewing

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Changwon Suh

I was thrilled when I recently heard that the Department of Energy (DOE) launched its new High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg). Led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the program aims to advance high performance computing (HPC)—a technology

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Warren Hunt
Benchmarking the Materials Innovation Process
Warren HuntSeptember 24, 2015

As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) is a multi-agency initiative that aims to discover, develop, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast and at a fraction of the cost. But to effect this

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Ross Brindle

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded 16 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $7.8 million to new and existing industry-led consortia as part of its new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program. I’m  proud to

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Jared Kosters

In the past decade, researchers have made significant efforts to synthesize and isolate atomic-scale energy materials structures with vastly enhanced performance. Such technological improvements lead to greater energy savings, lower energy costs, and carbon emission reductions. Two materials, in particular,

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Greg Hildeman

In Part II of my “Perspectives on Solar Energy” blog series, I discussed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative’s support for increasing the efficiency of solar energy technology. On February 12, DOE announced that the U.S. solar industry

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Jared Kosters

Last week, President Obama announced the launch of a new regional manufacturing institute as part of the growing National Network for Manufacturing (NNMI). Like the other Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI) that aim to accelerate the development and adoption of

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Warren Hunt

In Part 1 of this post, I provided an overview of the recently released Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 report and some key recommendations it contains that aim to enable innovation by focusing on select R&D topics and engaging the

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Jared Kosters

Much of the discussion about 3-D printing is focused on it being a game-changer for the manufacturing sector, and I have written about how these technologies will revolutionize the manufacturing landscape. However, the advancement of 3-D printing technologies will also

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Warren Hunt

A key element in informing the Obama Administration’s Advanced Manufacturing agenda has been the work of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee. This group recently issued its second report, Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing, which presents recommendations that, if implemented,

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