Manufacturing USA

As a Manufacturing USA institute, IACMI is committed to advancing cutting-edge manufacturing technologies for our industry and the businesses and governmental sectors we serve. We count ourself among an elite group of manufacturing innovation institutes that comprise Manufacturing USA.



Manufacturing USA is a network designed to advance manufacturing innovation and accelerate commercialization. It brings together industry, academic, and government partners to leverage existing resources, collaborate, and co-invest in projects aimed to achieve these objectives. Manufacturing USA creates a competitive, effective, and sustainable research-to-manufacturing infrastructure for U.S. industry and academia. The network consists of multiple linked Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) with common goals but unique technological concentrations.

Using shared contributions from public and private sectors and academia, each institute accelerates U.S. advanced manufacturing by catalyzing the development of new technologies, educational competencies, production processes, and products. The institutes provide shared facilities to local start-ups and small manufacturers to help them scale up new technologies. These resources help accelerate technology transfer to the marketplace and the adoption of innovation developments across supply chains. Each institute acts as a ‘teaching factory’ to build workforce skills at multiple levels and to strengthen business capabilities in large and small companies.

Individual institutes serve as technology hubs, benefiting both regional and national interests. By bridging the gap between applied research and product development in their key technology area, each institute encourages additional investment and production across the United States.

As part of Manufacturing USA, the institutes complement each other’s capabilities and benefit from shared approaches to matters such as intellectual property, contract research, and performance metrics. While the institutes each carry a particular regional focus, the network is truly national, integrated, and dynamic, aiming to foster innovation and deliver new capabilities that can stimulate the U.S. manufacturing sector on a large scale.

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