Manufacturing USA Update

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Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR), FuzeHub, and the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership network continue to actively engage in the Manufacturing USA network to ensure that New York State manufacturers benefit from the cutting-edge R&D that the 14 institutes across the United States are performing. New York State is home to three Manufacturing USA institute headquarters and has invested more in the network than any other state.
We’re pleased to provide this update on news from several of the institutes that we are working most closely with to help New York State companies leverage this research and development for competitiveness and innovation.

AIM Photonics 

News: The New York State Photonics Board of Officers (NYS Photonics Board) announced in May that tool installation has begun on schedule at the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) Facility in Rochester. In addition, AIM Photonics forecasts the facility renovation will be completed $3.2 million under budget, a savings of 17%. Read more here.
Training: AIM Photonics will be at SEMICON West, the premier trade show for the entire extended electronics supply chain.  From July 10-12, AIM Photonics will be exhibiting in New York State’s Technology Pavilion Booth #317 and presenting at NY Nanotech Summit and CMPUG meeting.  Register for SEMICON West here, New York Nanotech Summit here, and the CMPUG Joint User Group Meeting on Advanced Packaging Technology here.
Event: Registration is open for the AIM Photonics Summer Academy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology July 23-27. Over a week of intensive short courses, participants will learn the fundamentals of integrated photonics: materials, devices, EPDA software training and integrated photonic circuit design, chip fabrication, packaging, testing, and system applications. Read more here.
Funding Opportunities: AIM Photonics provides multiple funding opportunities through various venues; federal & state government grants, AIM Photonics project calls, Department of Defense specific project calls, National Science Foundation “Dear Colleague” opportunities, and a number of others.  Read more here.
Newsletter: Sign up for AIM Photonics’ newsletter to stay up to date here.
New York MEP Contact for this institute: Terry Clas ([email protected]).

Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute 

NEWS: Nabil Nasr, CEO of the REMADE Institute, was interviewed by Circular Futures for their publication “Accelerating Growth of the US Remanufacturing Industry.” The full publication can be found here.
Event: A REMADE member organization, the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), will be holding its International Big R Show from August 8-10, in Atlanta, GA.  Read more here.
Funding Opportunity: The tentative date for the REMADE Institute’s 2nd project call is July 2nd.
Newsletter: Sign up for the REMADE Institute’s newsletter here to keep up to date.
New York MEP Contact for this institute: Michael Fornasiero ([email protected]).

Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute 

News: RAPID released its first annual report in May, describing its accomplishments in the research and application of process intensification technologies throughout the chemical, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries. Click here to read the report.
News: Several members at RAPID’s Technology Speed Dating event made numerous connections and business matches last month. In all, 27 members disseminated information on their process intensification (PI) technologies—from nascent concepts and technologies to more mature ones with possibilities for additional applications.  Read more here.
Webinars: On June 20th, a webinar was held on Process Intensification Principles: Energy – Dynamic Continuous Flow Reactors for Industrial Applications; and on July 25th a webinar will be held on Process Intensification Principles: Synergy – PI in the Functional Domain. More information on the 2018 RAPID Webinar Series, along with archived webinars, can be found here.
New York MEP Contact for this institute: Joel Maul ([email protected]).

Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) 

News: The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) recently announced Howard Goldberg as the Vice President of Business Development.  Learn more about his background and work here.
News: At the end of May, CESMII announced the streamlining of its Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs) to 3 locations: the Southern, Northern, and Western United States. Learn more about the restructuring here. New York State is served by the Northern Regional Manufacturing Center which is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Learn more about the center here.
Training: On Thursday, June 28th from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, join CESMII for the “Leveraging Smart Manufacturing for Digital Transformation” workshop in San Diego, CA.  This interactive hands-on workshop will provide proven methodologies and case studies to help attendees begin their own journey toward digital transformation. Learn more about the workshop here.
Event: Representatives from CESMII will be at the Mohawk Valley Manufacturing & Agriculture B2B Event on June 27-28 at Herkimer College. Learn more about the regional manufacturers and food and beverage producers that will be showcasing at the event here.
Newsletter: Sign up here for CESMII’s newsletter to stay up to date.
New York MEP Contact for this institute: Adrian Cosma ([email protected]).

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) 

News: Jay Douglass, chief operating officer of the ARM Institute, was featured in an article about the use of robotics in small manufacturing in the Youngstown, OH area. Read the full article and Jay’s insights here.
News: On June 12th, ARM announced the awardees for the first round of research funding totaling $2.8 million in funding across four project teams, matched by approximately $4 million in cost-share commitments. Click here to learn more about that projects that range from robotic assistance in composites manufacturing and automotive assembly to robotic surface finishing and wiring harness assembly systems.
Funding Opportunity: The ARM Institute’s 2018 project call is currently open, with full proposals due August 29th. Learn more here.
Newsletter: Sign up for the ARM Institute’s newsletter here to stay up to date.
New York MEP Contact for this institute: Jeff Moss ([email protected]).

America Makes – focused on additive manufacturing 

News: America Makes announced approximately $6.5 million in project call awards as part of Phase 3 of the “Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS)” program, funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division. Read more about the seven funded projects and 24 industry-leading organizations advancing the state of additive manufacturing.
Training: A three-day Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) course is being offered by Wohlers Associates in Frisco, CO from August 8-10.  Topics covered in the training include the consolidation of many parts into one and methods to reduce material and weight, such as topology optimization and lattice/mesh structures. It includes best practices and a wealth of DfAM guidelines. Participants will gain valuable hands-on experience by designing real parts and building them on additive manufacturing equipment.  Read more and register here.
Training: A one-day Design for Additive Manufacturing Training is being offered at FATHOM in Oakland, CA on July 19th.  FATHOM has designed a technology agnostic curriculum on the practical application of additive technologies to achieve greater results throughout the entire product development process and in to production. Learn more and register here.
Event: The Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing Conference will be on July 11th at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH.  More information about this event coordinated by the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster is available here.
Event: The 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium will be held in Austin, TX on August 13-15, 2018.  Last year’s event saw 654 researchers from 20 countries in attendance. Learn more and register here.
Funding Opportunity: As part of the America Makes @Program, members offer free or discounted services or products to the membership. To learn more about existing offers available to America Makes members, visit the Service Vouchers page here.
Newsletter: Sign up for the America Makes newsletter here to stay up to date.
New York MEP Contact for this institute: Michael Fornasiero ([email protected]).


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