MForesight National Summit 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MForesight’s 2017 National Summit will convene some of the nation’s foremost manufacturing experts, business leaders, and decision-makers to explore crucial questions including:

  • What will American manufacturing look like in five years? Ten years? Twenty?
  • How will emerging technologies from nanotech and organ printing to artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things change the nature of products and work?
  • What’s America’s strategy for creating and sustaining manufacturing jobs, preserving our technological edge, and maintaining global manufacturing leadership?
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Metamaterials Manufacturing

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Metamaterials can exhibit extraordinary mechanical, acoustic, optical, radio, and surface properties. These materials have the potential to greatly benefit aerospace, defense, medical instrumentation, biomedical, optics, sensing, telecommunication, robotics, and an array of other industry sectors. Many lab-scale prototypes have been created that are small, and use a slow and expensive process; scalable manufacturing is what is missing. MForesight is hosting a workshop to address this issue.

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ASME-MSEC Workshop: Gamechanging Ideas for Cost-Effective Low-Volume Manufacturing

June 5, 2017

This workshop is taking place during the ASME-MSEC Conference which is happening June 4-8 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to listen to experts, share ideas and build partnerships to broaden technical capabilities and access to low-volume manufacturing.

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Cyber Security for Manufacturers

Cyber-attacks pose unique and growing risks to the nation’s manufacturing firms. MForesight, in collaboration with the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), is investigating how to help manufacturers deal with this risk, with a primary focus on cyber security tools and strategies for the operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) used by manufacturing firms.

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Supply Chains: A Deep Dive Study

For the United States to grow and sustain its manufacturing base in the face of international competition, a greater focus must be placed on supply chain development. Supply chains are a critical part of the manufacturing ecosystem and it’s essential that the U.S. provide the infrastructure, policy frameworks, and resources needed to help manufacturers maintain successful relationships with suppliers. This project will undertake a deep dive exploration of the challenges that suppliers and manufacturers face on a daily basis, and it will identify opportunities for improvement.

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Low Volume Medical Device Manufacturing for Orphan Populations

Medical devices for under-served, smaller market populations (orphan populations) could take advantage of new technologies and existing production methods in manufacturing. This project will help identify barriers and opportunities for tangible actions that can help improve the ability for low volume manufacturing to produce these needed medical devices for orphan populations.

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Past Projects & Events

CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING: CYBER SECURITY FOR MANUFACTURERS
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING, SPRING 2017
MFORESIGHT NATIONAL SUMMIT 2016
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING, FALL 2016
DEMOCRATIZING MANUFACTURING
MANUFACTURING 101
MAKING TO MANUFACTURING COMPETITION
BIOMANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
BIOMANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENGINEERING BIOLOGY