Priority Research Area

manufacturing 2015

We have seen major changes in manufacturing in the 21st century, with streamlined systems and on-demand platforms growing exponentially in recent years. The emergence of optimal manufacturing systems, such as smart manufacturing, digital manufacturing, agile manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing and recycle-by-design, is creating countless opportunities for localized manufacturing industries. These new paradigms will change global manufacturing platforms and impact facility infrastructure and supply chains, intellectual property and enterprise economics — as society shifts toward increased personalization of products and services.

Research Focus Areas
  • Intelligent, personalized and small-lot manufacturing
  • Transformational manufacturing systems
  • At-scale manufacturing of nanosystems