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ADVANCEMENTS IN SMART MANUFACTURING REQUIRE SMART U.S. POLICY

December 5, 2016

Despite the shifting political landscape that always accompanies an election year, U.S. policymakers and industry face a clear decision point: Invest in smart manufacturing and R&D now, or fall behind our global competitors. I witnessed firsthand the robust international efforts...

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COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGY ON DISPLAY AT THE DEFENSE MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

November 28, 2016

Through a connection made at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, two startups are working together on a shop-floor system that helps manufacturers automate quality control (QC) using tag-less tracing and robotic 3D scanning. ARIS Technology and Covisus Inc., both DMDII members, are...

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BROADENING THE NETWORK: STARTUPS PLAY KEY ROLE IN DMDII TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE

November 21, 2016

Since it was established in 2014, the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute’s membership has grown rapidly to include nearly 300 partners. But if you ask the Institute’s interim executive director, Tom McDermott, the quantity isn’t what excites him most. “More interesting...

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FEDERAL CYBER RULES MAY CATCH MANUFACTURERS UNAWARE

November 11, 2016

A new set of federal cybersecurity regulations goes into effect at the end of next year, but many manufacturers remain unaware of the rules and their impact. “They either haven’t heard of them at all, or they’ve heard of them...

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STARTUP FINDS PART-TIME HOME AT DMDII

October 27, 2016

Benjamin Bullis, an IT professional by day, has an idea for a new type of work light, a high-powered, ultra-flexible LED product. He envisions a light that is not only high quality and affordable, but designed and manufactured in the...

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MANUFACTURING DAY AT UI LABS SPOTLIGHTS ISSUES OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

October 13, 2016

As digitization transforms American manufacturing, the nature of skilled work is changing and demand for technical talent is on the rise. To foster a skilled workforce, making manufacturing careers accessible and inclusive is more important than ever. “Manufacturing today is...

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MAYORS OF LONDON & CHICAGO TOUR CITY DIGITAL PROJECTS AT UI LABS

September 16, 2016

We had an incredible opportunity today to showcase the technology being developed through City Digital to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the UI LABS Innovation Center. Representatives from City Digital's partner organizations were onsite to show the...

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FIRST-EVER 'WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING' EVENT HOSTED AT UI LABS

June 7, 2016

On Friday, June 3, UI LABS was pleased to host “Championing Women in Manufacturing,” the first event we’ve ever had at our Innovation Center related specifically to the issues that women face in this field. We were delighted to have...

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EXPANDING OUR CONSORTIUM, EVOLVING OUR MODEL, SETTING THE STAGE FOR COLLABORATIVE TRANSFORMATION

April 11, 2016

UI LABS started with the concept of solving challenges that are too big for any one organization to address. We put U+I in our name to represent the importance of bringing universities and industry together to tackle these issues. Over...

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