Category Archives: Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

Jared Kosters

I’ve been doing a lot of work in the area of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3-D printing) recently due to our current work with Penn State University on the Consortium for Additive Manufacturing Materials (CAMM). CAMM’s efforts focus

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Jared Kosters

Have you ever pondered what transportation will look like in the next several decades? Researchers are developing the technological precursors for systems that resemble futuristic science fiction inventions. Some technologies are still being conceptualized, while others are inching closer to

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Chris Averill
(What Makes) Blue Light Special
Chris AverillOctober 9, 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded on Tuesday to scientists who developed blue light emitting diodes (LEDs). These blue lights faced several challenges in their development but helped advance LEDs toward a significant accomplishment: creating white light. LED lights

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Jared Kosters

Our nation’s manufacturing workforce needs to close what’s typically called the “skills gap.” The gap identifies a discrepancy between skills needed in the manufacturing industry and what’s available in the workforce, and it’s a threat to our global competitiveness. In

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Jared Kosters

Last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to develop the technical focus areas that will frame future Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI). Each IMI is built around a specific manufacturing technology, and together the

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Warren Hunt
MGI at Three: A Strategy Emerges
Warren HuntJune 25, 2014

Last week marked the third anniversary of the launch of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). Since my blog post on MGI’s last birthday, the initiative has taken a number of steps—highlighted in the official White House press release—toward its ultimate

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Warren Hunt

It’s an exciting time for those of us in the materials and manufacturing world as we watch, and in some cases participate in, the growing body of Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). The development of the IMIs is being heavily

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Warren Hunt

Recently, my Nexight colleague Ross Brindle posted a blog on Nexight’s role in two recently awarded NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMTech) projects. This post focuses on one of those projects, the Thermal Manufacturing Industries Advanced Technology Consortium and the great

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Jared Kosters

Two years ago, Nexight developed a white paper for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Steering Committee highlighting the greatest  nanoengineering challenges biomedical scientists and engineers must solve together to overcome some of the

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Ross Brindle

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 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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