NSF-Backed HAMMER Center to Prepare Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies and Workforce

The U.S. is historically known for making grand things. This country built the Hoover Dam, constructed the Golden Gate Bridge, and even invented the mass-manufactured automobile. Our nation’s ability to manufacture quality products at incredible rates even helped turn the…

New US Center to Drive Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing

In June of this year, the Automation Alley, in collaboration with World Economic Forum (the Forum) launched the first thematic Center on Advanced Manufacturing in the United States to join the World Economic Forum’s Network of Centres for the 4th…

Five Benefits of Product Data Management (PDM)

This article is part of a larger piece originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Product data management (PDM) is a strategy for product information management and process management–all in one place.…

Is the Military Ready to Embrace Additive Manufacturing?

In our last article on the GoveDesignHub (GDH), we sat down with Dr. Samantha McBirney, an engineer at the RAND Corporation, to discuss the benefits the Department of Defense (DoD) would receive from embracing additive manufacturing. Ultimately, we concluded that…

How Additive Manufacturing Can Revolutionize Making Things for the Military

Generative design and additive manufacturing (AM), also commonly known as “3D printing,” have the capability to revolutionize how the military creates new parts for its equipment and new products for the warfighter. Additive manufacturing is widely seen as a technology…

Five Challenges Facing the Manufacturing Industry and How Digitization can Help

Anyone that has tried to purchase an automobile or electronic device in the past year will tell you that there are clear challenges facing our manufacturing and transportation/shipping industries. Supply chains have been strained as a result of the COVID…

Boeing Defense on the role advanced manufacturing is playing in the production of its WGS-11+ satellite

One of the most critical resources that almost every modern, warfighting capability relies on is connectivity. In austere terrains or off-grid environments where traditional, terrestrial networks do not exist, satellite connectivity has emerged as the primary solution that the U.S.…

3 ways additive manufacturing and digital twins are transforming Air Force and Space Force supply chains

At the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, finding innovative and modernized processes to design, manufacture, and maintain their critical assets and weapons systems is a top priority. In fact, the mantra, “Accelerate change, or lose,” has become an unofficial…

Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Making Things in the Marine Corps

In our last article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Capt. Matthew Audette, a project officer at the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell (AMOC), which the organization within the Marine Corps working to identify ways…

Increasing Readiness in the Marine Corps with Advanced Manufacturing

When military members and warfighters need a vehicle or tool to accomplish their mission, broken or malfunctioning parts are an unacceptable nuisance that stands in the way of mission success and completed objectives. When the mission requires something, warfighters and…