Sept 12 - 17, Chicago, IL:
The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants.
Nov 28-Dec 1, Denver, CO:
Defense Manufacturing Conference
The nation's premier defense manufacturing event!
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 on NNMI Institutes
DoD issues NOI for MII #7
The DoD has issued a Notice of Intent to fund a new
Institute on Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB). The original RFI outlining the topics considered for DoD-led MIIs 7 & 8 can be
NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Institutes The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a Notice of Intent to fund up to two institutes as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). For its first institutes, the Commerce Department will provide up to a total of $70 million per institute over five to seven years. For more information, see the press release here.
One topic announced, one more coming soon for the DoD's next institutes
Several industry associations and other organizations held workshops over the past few months to address the topics included in the January, 2016, DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) Request for Information (RFI). The Department of Defense did not sponsor these workshops, but used the information from them in deliberation to determine which topics to select for the two future MIIs. The selection process has been made for the first topic (see box at left), and is almost complete for the second - stay tuned for the next topic and Proposer's Day dates soon!
Video now available: Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Watch the video here to learn more about this Institute's focus technology. On March 18, 2015, President Obama announced a $75 million commitment to a competition for a Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII). RFT-MII will focus on the leading edge innovations in fiber science, commercializing fibers and textiles with extraordinary properties.
Have you visited the Department of Energy Institutes lately?
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (or IACMI), and PowerAmerica have both recently updated their websites. Plus, the competition for an institute in smart manufacturing is still ongoing. Details can be found on this Smart Manufacturing White House Fact Sheethite House Fact Sheet.