Advanced Manufacturing (M)
The Advanced Manufacturing topic aims to support emerging innovations in manufacturing with the potential to stimulate the nation’s manufacturing sector by improving its efficiency, competitiveness, and sustainability. Proposed technology should be environmentally friendly, compatible with human health and planet health, and driven by technological advancements. Examples include, but are 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. Regenerative designs using a circular economy approach (a systemic approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment) are encouraged.
M1. Additive Manufacturing Components and Systems
M2. Bio-Inspired Manufacturing
M4. Human-Centric Industrial Technologies
M6. Manufacturing Technologies
M7. Modeling and Simulation
M8. Personalized Manufacturing, Maker Manufacturing, and Maker to Manufacturer
M9. Sustainable Manufacturing Technology and Circular Economy Technologies
M10. Other Manufacturing Technologies
3D Printing Like Nature
Branch Technology combines 3D printing, industrial robotics, and conventional building materials to enable a new way to build.
To learn more visit: https://www.branch.technology/
From plastic trash to 3D printing
re:3D makes large-scale, industrial 3D printers that can print from plastic waste. The company’s open-source and affordable printers can grind, dry, and feed plastic waste into the 3D printer, Gigabot X (GBX). The company hopes to address local needs by creating a circular economy.
To learn more visit: https://re3d.org/