DMDII

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with UI LABS and the Department of Defense, DMDII equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.

DMDII has invested approximately $90 million in more than 60 applied research and development projects in areas including design; product development; systems engineering; future factories; agile, resilient supply chains; and cybersecurity.

The Institute operates from a nearly 100,000-square-foot innovation center near downtown Chicago. Its factory floor features some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, which partners can use for experimentation and training on everything from augmented reality to advanced simulation techniques.


DMDII’s 2018 Strategic Investment Plan has been published. Read the plan to learn more about our vision to increase U.S. manufacturing productivity by making “every part better than the last.”

If you are interested in learning more about DMDII and the benefits of membership – including access to workshops, networking events, and project opportunities; we host monthly informational sessions and tours of the UI LABS Innovation Center. Register for an upcoming session here.