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MEP Launches Competition to Fund Manufacturing Centers in 10 States
Release Date: 08/04/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today opened a competition to award new cooperative funding agreements for its Hollings … more

It's a Dynamic World, Now NIST Can Help You Measure Its Changes
Release Date: 08/01/2014

Crash-test dummies, yarn-spinning machines and steel girders in bridges. What do they have in common? Look inside them all and you find … more

NIST Announces New Competition for Advanced Manufacturing Planning Awards
Release Date: 07/30/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition  for planning awards to support industry-driven … more

NIST to Award up to $2.5 Million for Business-to-Business Matching Systems
Release Date: 06/27/2014

Through 25 years of working with small and mid-size U.S. manufacturers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings … more

AFM Systems Take a Tip from Nanowires
Release Date: 05/22/2014

A single GaN nanowire is removed from a "forest" of wires grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Click on the image for an enlargement showing the … more

Automated Guided Vehicles Ripe for Standardized Performance Tests
Release Date: 05/20/2014

Automated guided vehicles—or AGVs—are robotic versions of draft animals, hauling heavy loads and navigating their way in factories, distribution … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Major Revision to Industrial Control Systems Security Guide
Release Date: 05/15/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a proposed major update to its Guide to … more

NIST Awards 19 Advanced Manufacturing Technology Planning Grants
Release Date: 05/08/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded 19 advanced manufacturing technology planning grants totaling $9 million … more

Akron to Host Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Regional Meeting, April 2, 2014
Release Date: 03/11/2014

The second regional meeting of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership  initiative—AMP 2.0—will be held Wednesday, April 2, at the … more

Pilot Projects to Launch Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers
Release Date: 03/06/2014

To improve small U.S. manufacturers' supply chain competitiveness and the rates at which they adopt technology, the National Institute of … more

Normalizing Aerosol Method of Sale
Release Date: 03/05/2014

Different methods of sale -- one by net weight, one by fluid volume -- may make consumer comparisons difficult. The work of NIST can be found in … more

Funding Available for a New Center to Support Manufacturing in Florida
Release Date: 03/04/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking proposals for a new Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center … more

President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions
Release Date: 02/26/2014

A Detroit-area based consortium of 60 companies, nonprofits, and universities and a Chicago based consortium of 73 companies, nonprofits, and … more

NIST Awards Funding to Support Manufacturing in Nebraska and Alaska
Release Date: 02/06/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has announced two funding awards … more

Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud … more

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