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ATP Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Technology [MVMT] Public Workshop



J C. Boudreaux, T R. Lettieri


The ATP Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Technology [MVMT] program focuses on technology advances that strengthen manufacturing capabilities along the entire automotive production chain. Extensive, and continuing, contacts with industry have made it clear that the major business challenge facing the U.S. light vehicle industry is the ability to respond to highly volatile and fragmented market demand by rapidly launching new product models in a manner that is profitable in low volumes. The MVMT Focused Program is intended to address these issues. Thus far, two MVMT competitions have been held, the first in 1995 and the second in 1997. The purpose of the present ATP workshop is to provide the manufacturing community with a technical overview of the progress of the projects awarded in the first competition and several closely related ATP projects, and to introduce the projects selected in the second MVMT competition. While the creation and protection of intellectual property is a core value of the Advanced Technology Program, broad-based economic benefits and spillovers can be obtained only if information about the technology is provided to those members of the technical community who could potentially benefit from having it:
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6079
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Boudreaux, J. and Lettieri, T. (1997), ATP Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Technology [MVMT] Public Workshop, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created October 1, 1997, Updated October 16, 2008