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UI LABS BRINGS IN AN OBAMA-ERA OFFICIAL

September 19, 2018

Chandra Brown, who previously worked in the U.S. Commerce Department, will start next week as executive director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute.

Read more in Crain's Chicago Business.

3D PRINTING CYBERSECURITY GETS BOOST FROM DMDII AND OTHERS

August 24, 2018

Digital Engineering spotlights DMDII's National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing and its work to lower the educational and cost barriers that manufacturing faces to increase readiness for cyber attacks.

Read more in Digital Engineering.

BIG FAST SMART (VULNERABLE) MANUFACTURING

July 31, 2018

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently announced that information security expert Koushik Subramanian was named director of its National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, which launched in March with $750,000 in seed funding from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Read more in Smart Industry.

DMDII NAMES DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR CYBERSECURITY IN MANUFACTURING

July 19, 2018

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute announced that information security expert Koushik Subramanian was named the director of the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing.

Read more in Advanced Manufacturing.

A SNEAK PEEK INSIDE DMDII

July 19, 2018

UI LABS Chief Technology Officer Kevin McDunn shares his perspective on demystifying the digitalization process, implementing cheap solutions and adapting technologies to a spectrum of environments.

Read more in Smart Industry.

ITA SPOTLIGHT: DMDII

July 13, 2018

The Illinois Technology Association spoke with DMDII Operations Director Kym Wehrle to see how we're equipping manufacturers with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last.

Read more from ITA.

CRAIN'S TECH 50

July 12, 2018

Crain's Chicago Business named UI LABS CEO Caralynn Nowinski Collens to their 2018 list of the top women in Chicago tech.

Read more in Crain's Chicago Business.

THE FUTURE OF FACTORIES

June 19, 2018

We are living in a society with more moving parts and pieces than ever before. Not only is there more variation in those individual products; there is more customization. From car doors to knee replacement hardware, nearly every product can be customized.

Read more in Forbes.

WORKFORCE SUCCESSION IN MANUFACTURING

May 18, 2018

Smart Industry sat down with Michael Fornasiero to discuss the findings of DMDII's "Digital Workforce Succession in Manufacturing" report.

Read more in Smart Industry.

NEW ROLE FOR THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL? NEW ARMY FUTURES COMMAND COULD HAVE HUGE IMPACT

April 14, 2018

There could be a role for the Rock Island Arsenal’s factory in the new Army Futures Command, top military officials said Friday, as they toured several parts of the island with Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos, both Illinois Democrats.

Read more in the Quad City Times.

ARSENAL GETTING HIGH-TECH FACTORY UPGRADES

March 30, 2018

The Rock Island Arsenal and a Chicago-based manufacturing innovation hub are implementing a package of technology upgrades on the Arsenal's factory floor that officials say will have a far-reaching impact on its ability to lure work — and speed delivery of material to soldiers in the field.

Read more in the Quad City Times.

NEW COLLABORATION SEEKS TO SPEED UP ARSENAL EQUIPMENT DELIVERIES

March 28, 2018

The Rock Island Arsenal is working with the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago to help get equipment to the U.S. military more quickly.

Read more in the Rock Island Argus.

INSTITUTE TO DEVELOP CYBERSECURITY HUB FOR MANUFACTURING

March 27, 2018

The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) announced the launch of a Cyber Hub for Manufacturing with seed funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The hub will serve as a testbed for the creation and adoption of cybersecurity technologies to secure manufacturing shop floors across the United States.

Read more from Modern Machine Shop.

PROTECTING 3D PRINTING FROM CYBER THREATS

March 26, 2018

Earlier this month the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) launched a a $750,000 Cyber Hub for Manufacturing intending to tackle the issue of cyber-espionage attacks against the manufacturing sector.

Read more from 3D Printing Industry.

DMDII KICKS OFF CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE WITH SEED FUNDING FROM PENTAGON

March 12, 2018

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) today kicked off a new cybersecurity initiative focused on manufacturing.

Read more in Advanced Manufacturing.

DOD FUNDS NEW CHICAGO CYBER HUB TO KEEP MANUFACTURERS SAFE FROM HACKERS

March 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense is backing a new “Cyber Hub for Manufacturing” in Chicago that aims to keep manufacturing floors safe from hackers.

Read more in ChicagoInno.

UI LABS GETS DEFENSE GRANT TO START CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM

March 12, 2018

A branch of UI LABS has received $750,000 in seed funding from the U.S. Department of Defense to launch a cybersecurity initiative.

Read more in Crain's Chicago Business.

HOW TO "RIDE ON TOP OF TIDAL WAVE OF TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGE"

February 20, 2018

Manufacturers who keep thinking smart manufacturing remains an academic problem run the risk of quick extinction, said panelists gathered for the inaugural Industry 4.0 ThinkTank in Chicago this month.

Read more in Advanced Manufacturing.

SHOWCASE AT AREA & DMDII'S AUGMENTED REALITY WORKSHOP

February 19, 2018

The AREA and DMDII hosted their annual workshop focused on the future of Augmented Reality (AR) in the industrial setting last week at the UI LABS Innovation Center in Chicago.

Read more from Hyla Soft.

DIGITAL TOOLS CAN TRANSFORM FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION

February 9, 2018

An experiential learning workshop hosted by DMDII was designed to introduce new digital tools available now that can transform the manufacturing environment and redefine how people, processes, and equipment function in future plants.

Read more in Food Engineering Magazine.

DEVELOPING A DIGITAL MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN ROADMAP

January 17, 2018

In 1953, Honeywell introduced the T87 Round Thermostat - a ubiquitous and easily recognized device due to its classic round shape. It was easy to manufacture, easy to install, reliable and easy to use.

Read more from IMEC.

DMDII OPENS ITS CHICAGO MANUFACTURING FACILITY TO THE PUBLIC

January 10, 2018

The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII), part of UI Labs, announced Wednesday that it is opening its manufacturing floor to companies and universities that want to conduct tests in real time.

Read more in ChicagoInno.

DMDII OPENS ITS MANUFACTURING FLOOR TO THE COMMUNITY

January 10, 2018

The Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII) announces that it is opening its floor to manufacturers and academic institutions needing to quickly test process improvements.

Read more Smart Industry.

WHY HALT YOUR ASSEMBLY LINE WHEN YOU CAN BORROW THIS ONE

January 10, 2018

A prominent digital manufacturing institute is unveiling a new service: R&D for hire, with a shop floor to run tests and experts on hand to help.

Read more in Crain's Chicago Business.