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Smart Manufacturing

What We Do

The next generation of smart manufacturing processes and equipment such as automation, distributed sensing, and advanced control systems need to be optimized to enable cost-effective and agile manufacturing of high-tech products and systems. NIST supports smart manufacturing through many programs such as robotics in manufacturing, to support the closer integration of robotics and humans in industrial settings, and a digital thread testbed to evaluate the performance of automated in-process quality monitoring and control systems that are critical to the efficient operation of modern factories.