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Upcoming Events

  • May 6-7, Blairsville, PA:
    NCDMM SUMMIT 2015

    SUMMIT is NDCMM’s premier annual event for encouraging collaboration and innovation in additive manufacturing. America Makes will play a major role in the conference.

  • May 18-21, Long Beach, CA:
    RAPID 2015

    RAPID 2015 is the preeminent event for 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing. America Makes will play a major role in the conference.

  • June 2-4, Detroit, MI:
    Big M Conference

    The annual Big M Conference will showcase the future of advanced manufacturing through seminars and exhibits. 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.

Latest News on Department of Energy Institutes

The Department of Energy has recently made two announcements on their manufacturing innovation institutes. 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. On January 9th, 2015 the President announced that the University of Tennessee, headquartered in Knoxville, will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites. Both institutes will receive $70 million in federal funding.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Released for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has officially released the Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation (FHEMI) Institute. Flexible hybrid electronics are enabled through innovative manufacturing processes and fabrication that preserve the full operation of traditional electronic devices on flexible, stretchable and conformal circuit boards that can be attached to curved, irregular and often stretched objects. A Proposers' Day was held for this institute on February 19, 2015. The presentation from Proposers' Day is available here. The full text of the FOA is can be found here.

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AFRL Releases Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Integrated Photonics Institute

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has officially released the Funding Opportunity Announcement for an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). This Integrated Photonics topic was announced by President Obama on October 3, 2014. Concept papers have been received and are now in review. Offerors with the most promising concept papers will be invited to submit a full proposal. The selectee coming out of the full proposal evaluation will enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the government for the purpose of establishing a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, sustainable Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI) in support of a domestic integrated photonics manufacturing hub. The full text of the FOA is provided here.

2014 Annual JDMTP Brochure

DMC Awards

The 2014 Annual JDMTP Brochure has been released and can be found here. Find out what the Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology program is doing to assist our Warfighters and how it is active in supporting efforts to establish and manage the DoD-led Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation.

JDMTP Achievement Awards Announced

The results are in! The 2014 Acievement Awards from the premier Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC), held on December 1-4 in San Antonio, Texas, have been released. View the 5 project awardees on our DMC Achievement Awards page here.