Nov 9 - 12, Chicago, IL:
This event is of interest to the Metals community of DoD ManTech, and to the LIFT Institute and their members.
Nov 30 - Dec 3, Phoenix, AZ:
The premier Defense Manufacturing and Industrial Base Conference. DoD ManTech and the Institutes will be in attendance.
This website is a hub for all of the various DoD ManTech programs, the projects they manage, and the Joint Defense ManTech Panel. We hope to provide information on each individual participating organization, how they work together, and how all of this came to be. The overall ManTech program is overseen by the office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) within OSD AT&L, however each component ManTech program is managed individually. For the full story, please explore, and if you still have questions, we’re here to Help.
New Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute Announced
On August 28, 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that FlexTech Alliance will lead a new Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The Institute, will focus on the innovative production of electronics and sensors packaging through new techniques in electronic device handling and high precision printing on flexible, stretchable substrates. The $75 million in federal funding will be combined with more than $108 million from the winning consortium. For more information, please read the DoD Press Release.
New Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Announced
On July 27, 2015, Vice President Biden announced that the Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) will lead a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. The Institute, otherwise known as AIM Photonics, will focus on cutting-edge research in integrated photonics —using multiple units of light, on a single platform, to improve the performance and reliability of telecommunications, high-performance computing, sensor applications, and other technologies. The $110 million in federal funding will be combined with more than $500 million from the winning consortium. For more information, please read the White House Fact Sheet.
DMC 2015 is Coming Soon!
DMC is the nation’s largest annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of scientists, engineers, managers, technology leaders and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base. Average attendance is well over 1000, divided between government and industry participants, with a small complement from academia. Attendees range from CEO- and Flag Officer/SES-level to working-level manufacturing-oriented engineers, scientists and business practice/policy makers. This year's DMC will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration will be available soon. For more information, please visit dmcmeeting.com
Latest News on Department of Energy Institutes
On June 17, 2015 a signing ceremony between the U.S. Department of Energy and IACMI representatives marked the official start of business for the newly established institute. IACMI is headquarted in Knoxville, TN and will be dedicated to cutting-edge research on advanced composites. Presentations from the launch can be found linked below on the official IACMI website. On December 12th 2014 President Obama announced a new competition for an institute in smart manufacturing. Details can be found below on the Smart Manufacturing White House Fact Sheet.
Upcoming Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Institute for Manufacturing Innovation
On March 18, 2015, President Obama announced a $75 million commitment to a competition for a Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (RFT-IMI). RFT-IMI will focus on the leading edge innovations in fiber science, commercializing fibers and textiles with extraordinary properties.
DOE Traineeship In Power Engineering
The Advanced Manufacturing Office announced up to $10 million is available to establish 5-year graduate-level university-led DOE Traineeship(s) in Power Engineering (leveraging emerging Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics capabilities). The traineeship(s) will be implemented beginning in the Fall 2016 school year and are concentrated on advanced power electronic equipment engineering, design and manufacturing. For more information, please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).