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National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing

In October 2018, the White House released the quadrennial Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing, which is based on a vision for American leadership in advanced manufacturing across industrial sectors to ensure national security and economic prosperity. 

To achieve this vision, the strategy defines three goals: 
1) Develop and Transition New Manufacturing Technologies
2) Educate, Train, and Connect the Manufacturing Workforce
3) Expand the Capabilities of the Domestic Manufacturing Supply Chain

The strategic plan was developed by the National Science and Technology Council, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing, with significant input from industry, manufacturing associations, technical associations, other organizational stakeholders, and members of the public obtained through a Request for Information supplemented by numerous roundtable discussions hosted by NIST and different stakeholders across the country.


Background Information

On February 5, 2018, the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing published a Request for Information – National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing ( This RFI solicits input from the public 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 create jobs, grow the economy across multiple industrial sectors, strengthen national security, and improve health care.

Advanced manufacturing refers to a family of activities relating to the use and coordination of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, networking, and interoperability to manufacture existing products in new ways, or to manufacture new products emerging from the use of new technologies.


March 7, 2018 was the last day to submit responses. Responses were submitted by:


Created January 29, 2018, Updated March 1, 2021