Digital manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute - The New England consortium
The consortium is actively seeking members from industry, academia, and government to join them in this investment in the future of American manufacturing and design.The federal government plans to fund a DMD Innovation Institute to support U.S. industry, and the New England Consortium for Digital Manufacturing and Design is poised to successfully assume that national responsibility.
The changing face of manufacturingRapid advances in cloud-based computing, robotics and smart sensors, multimodal modeling and simulation, and advanced production are transforming modern manufacturing. The shift toward smaller runs on custom-designed products favors agile and adaptable workplaces that can compete in the global economy.
Digital Manufacturing and Design (DMD) provides the backbone to tighten the integration and interoperability of pioneering design methods, advanced manufacturing technologies, agile business practices, and an innovative workforce. DMD seamlessly connects computer design tools, modeling and simulation, intelligent machines and sensors, additive and subtractive manufacturing methods, and post-delivery services to shorten the time and cost between idea generation and first successful product-in-hand.
Linking manufacturing needs with cutting-edge comprehensive digital solutionsThe New England Consortium for Digital Manufacturing and Design will provide the technology and resources to transform established manufacturing practices into leading-edge DMD processes. Our goal is to join with industry (especially small-to medium enterprises), academia, not-for-profits, and government agencies to develop and disseminate DMD technology and related business best-practices for truly end-to-end solutions.
The New England Consortium for Digital Manufacturing and Design Partners (to date)