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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program

About AMTech

The NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program was a competitive grants program created to establish new or strengthen existing industry-driven consortia that address high-priority research challenges in order to grow advanced manufacturing in the United States.

Competitions were held in 2013 and 2014, and awards were made in 2014 and 2015.  All of the 35 awards except one have since concluded and no further awards have been made.

Results

Numerous technology roadmaps resulted from these awards and are available via the links below.  Many of the Manufacturing USA® institutes made use of AmTech roadmaps in determining which R&D projects to pursue.

Five Manufacturing USA institutes were created as a result of AmTech projects: 1. AIM Photonics, 2. MxD: The Digital Manufacturing Institute (f/k/a DMDII), 3. LIFT (lightweight metals); 4. NIIMBL (biopharmaceuticals); and 5. REMADE (sustainable manufacturing).

Learn more about the roadmaps and project outcomes:

Title

Recipient

Roadmaps / Contact

Federal Funds

Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium Regents of the University of Minnesota   

$413,269

Advanced Lyophilization Technology Consortium for Manufacturing of Food, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Products (ALTC) Purdue University   

$453,623

Functional Glass Manufacturing Innovation The American Ceramic Society   

$480,000

Atomization Technology Innovation Consortium ASM International   

$485,000

Enabling Large-Scale Precision Manufacturing Innovation University of North Carolina at Charlotte  

$486,300

Charting the Course for Remanufacturing in the Circular Economy

Rochester Institute of Technology  Roadmap Link

$495,608

Creating a Consortium for Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing-Integrating Technologies

Youngstown State University  Roadmap Link

$495,910

Consortium for Manufacturing Innovation in Structural Thermoplastics (CMIST) University of Maine System Acting through the Univ of Maine  

$497,965

Biomanufacturing Science and Technology Consortium to Advance U.S. Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals University of Massachusetts Lowell   

$499,928

The Consortium for Advanced Production & Engineering of Gas Turbines Energy Florida, Inc.   

$499,956

Paving the Way for Bio-Semiconductor Development Semiconductor Research Corporation   

$499,970

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortium for Aerospace Ohio Aerospace Institute   

$499,994

Accelerating Development of Large-Scale Structures

Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences  

$500,000

Sustainable Separation Process: Creating a Roadmap to Accelerate Industrial Application of Less Energy-Intensive Alternative Separations The American Chemical Society    

$500,000

Accelerating Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing

University of Houston  Roadmap Contact: asmi [at] uh.edu

$500,000

Biomedical Devices and Equipment Consortium Organization to Roadmap Industry (BIOCOR) University of Southern California   

$500,000

 2013 Planning Awards

Title

Recipient

Roadmaps / Contact

Federal Funds

Electrochemical Pathway for Sustainable Manufacturing (EPSuM) Consortium

Ohio University Roadmap Link

$378,928

Consortium for Accelerated Innovation and Insertion of Advanced Composites (CAIIAC) Georgia Tech Research Corporation Roadmap Link

$385,112

Pathway to Improved Metalcasting Manufacturing Technology & Processes - Taking Metalcasting Beyond 2020 American Foundry Society Roadmap Link

$396,287

Thermal Manufacturing Industries Advanced Technology Consortium (TMI ATC) ASM International Roadmap Link

$400,000

MTConnect Roadmap Strategy to Promote Advanced Manufacturing in the United States National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

Roadmap Link

Roadmap Contact: Tim Shinbara, MTConnect Institute, 703-827-5243, tshinbara [at] amtonline.org

$434,577

Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Steel Optimization Consortium Purdue University  

$480,049

Technologies for Sustainable Manufacturing of Pulp and Paper Products Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, Inc.

5 Roadmaps available at:

Roadmaps Link

$482,078

Building a SMART Wind Consortium

Distributed Wind Energy Association Roadmap Link

$488,634

Facilitating Industry By Engineering, Roadmapping and Science (FIBERS) to Advance U.S. University of Massachusetts Lowell Roadmap Link

$496,439

Developing Technology Roadmaps for Photonics

University of Rochester Roadmap contact: paul.ballentine [at] rochester.edu

$498,430

Roadmapping for the Semiconductor Supply Chain

SEMATECH Inc Terminated early without a roadmap

$498,825

Architecting an Institute for Flexible Electronics Manufacturing

AZ Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University  

$499,441

Development of a Comprehensive Advanced Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap Edison Welding Institute  

$499,485

Cell Manufacturing Consortium Georgia Research Alliance Roadmap Link

$499,636

Development of Roadmap and Consortium for Innovation in Sheet Metal Forming Northwestern University  

$499,899

Strengthening the Domestic Power Electronics Ecosystem

Power Electronics Industry Collaborative Roadmap Link

$500,000

Partnering on Research and Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing

University of Kentucky Research Foundation Roadmap contact: is.jawahir [at] uky.edu 

$500,000

Launching a Consortium for Additive Manufacturing Materials

The Pennsylvania State University Roadmap Link

$500,000

Building a Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, INC Roadmap Link

$539,990

 

Created June 17, 2013, Updated April 17, 2019