NIST Awards Funding to Strengthen Innovative Manufacturing for Critical and Emerging Technologies

NIST funding will aid study on identifying production troubles and know-how limitations in semiconductor manufacturing.

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Section of Commerce’s Countrywide Institute of Benchmarks and Engineering (NIST) has awarded a complete of $2.08 million to 7 businesses in six states to build manufacturing technological innovation roadmaps to reinforce U.S. innovation and productivity across complete marketplace sectors. This is the 2nd spherical of grants awarded to universities, sector and nonprofit organizations as a result of NIST’s Innovative Manufacturing Technological know-how Roadmap Plan (MfgTech).

Each individual award of up to $300,000 will fund assignments for up to 18 months to tackle national priorities such as production of critical infrastructure, interaction, and transformative ways and systems in design. NIST designs to make supplemental awards below diverse categories.

“This new round of awards enables strategic partnerships across the place that will establish and document ways to speed up the adoption of important manufacturing technologies in the U.S.,” reported Mike Molnar, director of the NIST Office of Highly developed Manufacturing. “The roadmaps are in key locations for the manufacturing business and the country, including infrastructure, quantum, artificial intelligence and machine discovering, 5G, sustainability, and even manufacturing in space.”

Each and every consortium will engage stakeholders in field and academia to establish and prioritize exploration tasks that cut down boundaries to the expansion of innovative production in the U.S. The resulting roadmaps will recognize and rank analysis and development plans address workforce capabilities gaps promote range, fairness and inclusion in producing and establish techniques to velocity technology improvement and transfer to increase producing competitiveness. 

The guide recipients and their assignments are:

Edison Welding Institute Inc. (Columbus, Ohio) — $300,000   
The job will establish a detailed U.S. roadmap to accelerate fabrication of large buildings such as bridges, wind towers, pipelines and ships. The roadmap will target on escalating flexibility and vitality performance, and lowering charges, by deploying superior components, significant-scale additive manufacturing and other technologies.

College of Houston (Houston, Texas) — $300,000
This roadmap will recognize production difficulties and know-how barriers related with numerous system technologies these as superconductors and highly developed structural resources to speed up the commercialization of long run carbon-neutral electric powered equipment and units.

ASTM International (West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania) — $299,989
The award will be employed to develop a roadmap to guide the development production sector in adoption of state-of-the-art systems this kind of as additive producing, robotics, automation and synthetic intelligence for improved efficiency, efficiency, versatility and security.

Situation Western Reserve College (Cleveland, Ohio) — $299,745
The awardee will produce a know-how roadmap to integrate artificial intelligence and device understanding applications with common content science and manufacturing system understanding in excess of the comprehensive merchandise existence cycle for a in depth technique to potential manufacturing of innovative components.

SRI International (Menlo Park, California) — $299,128
The funding will help a Quantum Know-how Producing Roadmap that identifies pre-aggressive enhancement and supply chain gaps to aid preserve U.S. dominance in quantum-linked fields to reward many quantum technological innovation application areas. 

University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire) — $297,877
This roadmap will investigate a new paradigm in producing for the equitable commercialization, industrialization and democratization of production in house. To produce the roadmap, the awardee will examine barriers to commercializing a space-based mostly producing economic system, advise options, and produce guides that will enable improve U.S. management in area, economic growth and countrywide protection.

Worldwide Electronics Manufacturing Initiative Inc. (Morrisville, North Carolina) — $290,865
The funds will support a roadmap for advancing the producing of foremost-edge 5G and 6G merchandise to speed up the progress of the subsequent era of U.S. wireless networks.