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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)

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. – Lead
General Dynamics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Tufts University
Advanced Cyber Security Center
Aurora Flight Sciences
Boston University
Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
Dartmouth College
Dassault Systems
Defense Technology Initiative
Hoppe Technologies
Jonal Laboratories
Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
MassTech’s Innovation Institute
Massachusetts Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing
Nanomaterials Innovation Center
Nelson Mullins Public Strategies
New England Council
Northeastern University - Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Nypro Inc
Rhode Island Manufacturing Association
Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
Rogers Corporation
Storburst Technologies, Inc.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
United Technologies Research Center
University of Connecticut
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of New Hampshire
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers