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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.


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:



Roadmaps / Contact

Federal Funds

Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium Regents of the University of Minnesota   


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


Functional Glass Manufacturing Innovation The American Ceramic Society   


Atomization Technology Innovation Consortium ASM International   


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


Charting the Course for Remanufacturing in the Circular Economy

Rochester Institute of Technology  Roadmap Link


Creating a Consortium for Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing-Integrating Technologies

Youngstown State University   


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


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


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


Paving the Way for Bio-Semiconductor Development Semiconductor Research Corporation   


Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortium for Aerospace Ohio Aerospace Institute   


Accelerating Development of Large-Scale Structures

Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences  


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


Accelerating Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing

University of Houston  Roadmap Contact: asmi [at] (asmi[at]uh[dot]edu)


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


 2013 Planning Awards



Roadmaps / Contact

Federal Funds

Electrochemical Pathway for Sustainable Manufacturing (EPSuM) Consortium

Ohio University Roadmap Link


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


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


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


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


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


Advanced Simulation and Visualization for Steel Optimization Consortium Purdue University  


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

5 Roadmaps available at:


Building a SMART Wind Consortium

Distributed Wind Energy Association Roadmap Link


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


Developing Technology Roadmaps for Photonics

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


Roadmapping for the Semiconductor Supply Chain

SEMATECH Inc Terminated early without a roadmap


Architecting an Institute for Flexible Electronics Manufacturing

AZ Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University  


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


Cell Manufacturing Consortium Georgia Research Alliance  


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


Strengthening the Domestic Power Electronics Ecosystem

Power Electronics Industry Collaborative  


Partnering on Research and Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing

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


Launching a Consortium for Additive Manufacturing Materials

The Pennsylvania State University Roadmap Link


Building a Photonic Systems Manufacturing Consortium

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, INC Roadmap Link



Created June 17, 2013, Updated July 27, 2022