Influence the Future of Advanced Manufacturing.
SME will host a roundtable on Monday, March 26, 2018, at AeroDef Manufacturing in Long Beach, California.
The National Science and Technology Council, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing is in the process of developing a National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing to improve Government coordination and provide long-term guidance for Federal programs and activities in support of United States manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research and development over the next five to ten years.
NIST, as the co-chair of the Subcommittee, is facilitating a series of roundtables, concurrent with a Request for Information, to gather broad public input—especially from industry, academia, and non-profit organizations—that may be used as input into developing the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. Roundtable participants may provide input at the discussion, or may use the discussion to formulate their input for response to the RFI. Public input is sought on ways to improve government coordination and on long-term guidance for Federal programs and activities in support of United States manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research and development, that will grow the economy, strengthen national security, and improve healthcare. See www.manufacturing.gov for information.
Following the roundtable, participants are encouraged to attend the Early Arrival Reception at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach until 7:00 PM that evening. Your registration for the roundtable also provides you with complimentary Exhibits Registration for AeroDef Manufacturing March 27-28, 2018.
Unable to attend the roundtable?
Complete information and the process for submitting written input can be found be at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/05/2018-02160/national-strategic-plan-for-advanced-manufacturing.
Topics at the roundtable may include, but are not limited to, the following questions:
- In priority order, what should be the near-term and long-term objectives for advanced manufacturing, including R&D objectives, the anticipated time frame for achieving the objectives, and the metrics for use in assessing progress toward the objectives?
- How can Federal agencies and federally funded R&D centers supporting advanced manufacturing R&D foster the transfer of R&D results into new manufacturing technologies and United
- States-based manufacturing of new products and processes for the benefit of society to ensure national, energy, and economic security? What role can public-private partnerships play, and how should they be structured for maximum impact?
- What innovative tools, platforms, technologies are needed for advances in manufacturing? Of those that already exist, what are the barriers to their adoption?
- How can such Federal agencies and centers develop and strengthen all levels of manufacturing education and training programs to ensure an adequate, well-trained U.S. workforce for the new advanced manufacturing jobs of the future?
- How can such Federal agencies and centers assist small and medium-sized manufacturers in developing and implementing new products and processes?
- How would you assess the state of the following factors and how they impact innovation and competitiveness for United States advanced manufacturing?
a. technology transfer and commercialization activities;
b. the adequacy of the national security industrial base;
c. the capabilities of the domestic manufacturing workforce;
d. export opportunities and trade policies;
e. financing, investment, and taxation policies and practices;
f. federal regulations;
g. emerging technologies and markets;
h. advanced manufacturing research and development undertaken by competing nations; and
i. the capabilities of the manufacturing workforce of competing nations.
- Is there any additional information related to advanced manufacturing in the United Stated, not requested above, that you believe should be considered?