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DMDII Launches Seven Digital Manufacturing R&D Projects

Posted by Jeff Moad on Jan 27, 2015

bulb3.jpgWhat are the core technologies, process, and skills that manufacturers can employ to assess cyber security vulnerabilities they may face, increase the productivity of shop floor workers using wearable devices and augmented reality, and create a digital thread of information that can be used to improve products throughout their life cycles?

These are some of the questions that the recently-formed Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) will be attempting to answer through a series of seven newly-announced research and development projects that it is sponsoring. The DMDII says it will spend $12.5 million on the projects and expects project participants to kick in at least another $12.5 million.

The DMDII is asking large and small manufacturers, academics, and government agencies to collaborate on project proposals. The goal is to translate the outcomes of the demonstration projects into processes, practices, and technologies that can be adopted broadly by manufacturers.

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