Tag Archives: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

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 than 2.5 million people and producing more than $1.91 trillion

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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 visualizes some of what we can expect in the coming

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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 Technology (NIST), launched Manufacturing USA—a network of 14 institutes focused

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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 on data sharing and analysis. Now, The Minerals, Metals, &

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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 with the most recent award—are sponsored by the U.S. Department

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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 election day nears, many agencies, including the National Science Foundation

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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. We asked some of our subject matter experts in materials

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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 than $500 million in resources and infrastructure in support of

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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 common in the manufacturing industry, and will improve manufacturing processes

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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 the projects selected, I noticed a common theme that speaks

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