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Advanced Manufacturing (MN)
Advanced Manufacturing (M)
The Advanced Manufacturing topic aims to support emerging innovations in manufacturing with the potential to rejuvenate the nation’s manufacturing sector by improving its efficiency, competitiveness, and sustainability. Proposals should be driven by technological advancements that are environmentally friendly and compatible with human health and that are based on commercially and environmentally sustainable technical innovations aiming to create positive and enduring social impact. NSF accepts proposals in this topic that span the gamut of sectors and materials including, but not limited to, innovative technologies for the processing of a variety of single-component and multi-component materials, biological and bio-inspired materials, flexible electronics, ceramics, polymers, metals, alloys, and novel composites using a variety of advanced manufacturing processes.