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Manufacturing & Technology connects manufacturers with innovative solutions and insights from top industry experts to help them successfully navigate today’s rapid digital evolution. 

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OPC Foundation Press Conference With Google and Microsoft, SPS 2020

November 24, 2020

The OPC Foundation held a Press Conference at the Virtual SPS Event in Germany, November 2020 with Google, Microsoft and CESMII.  We talk about the importance of Data Models for improving analytics and the ability to quickly and easily leverage new technologies for Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.

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Article - The New Frontier in Interoperability

It's not just about connectivity any more.  The new frontier in interoperability is about Data Models and passing Context from one application to another.  CESMII is driving that standardization through our efforts in the Innovation Platform, Profiles and ultimately, the Marketplace, where Profiles and vendor applications that support them will meet the small and medium industry companies that will benefit.

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Learning About "Co-funded Innovation Projects"

Webinars Nov. 12 and 17

Innovation Projects are designed to rapidly develop solutions to solve challenging manufacturing use cases, leveraging the CESMII Innovation Platform, for processes and equipment relevant for CESMII’s membership. Projects must bring value rapidly (approximately 3-6 months) and will be executed in an agile manner by an interdisciplinary team.

If you are a manufacturer, a System Integrator or a Vendor in this market, then working with CESMII and Innovation Projects are your way to be a leader, helping to pave the way for a brighter industrial automation future.

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Online Conference - Society for Design and Process Science

November 18-20, 2020

See CESMII's Conrad Leiva speak on November 18th at 1:30 - 5:00pm EST

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the poor adaptability of the manufacturing workforce and the inflexibility of manufacturing supply chains to rapidly changing economic forces. In the face of change, production workers have low mobility, often due to a lack of a degree or other credentialing. This workshop will explore how we can define new mobility pathways that will enable cross-generational manufacturing career growth especially in disadvantaged populations.

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DOE Smart Manufacturing Institute Announces New Project Call to Address Manufacturing Challenges

November 9, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced up to $4 million in new funding to improve energy-intensive manufacturing processes and strengthen America's manufacturing sector.  To accelerate the adoption of SM technologies, CESMII seeks research and development projects that can apply SM solutions to real-world manufacturing process and operation challenges that enable improved energy productivity, performance, quality and efficiency.

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News - RMDS Online Event 2020

November 2-3, 2020

John Dyck participates in a Panel Discussion - "Data Entrepreneurship and Investment in a Changing World." Held by RMDS. 

RMDS is an ecosystem service provider that empowers data science professionals and businesses worldwide to achieve successful, data-driven results. Our community members have access to tools and resources that enhance their research and increase the success-rate of their work. Our community extends offline with hands-on training, conferences, and community events.

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John Dyck to Speak at ASME PAO Council Meeting

November 11, 2020

ASME’s Public Affairs and Outreach (PAO) Council, a group of 30 engineers, is analyzing the advanced manufacturing landscape—identifying cross-cutting opportunities and challenges for ASME. 

John Dyck will deliver the CESMII perspective and input to the group, to help formulate workforce, ethical, and standards recommendations to ASME leadership.

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New International Initiative to Define OPC UA Cloud Library

October 29, 2020

OPC Foundation and CESMII initiated new joint working group joined by major industry players to enable manufacturers to speed up pre-built shop floor and digitalization applications.

The goal of the JWG is to specify how OPC UA information models of machines, SCADA and Manufacturing Execution Systems will be stored in and accessed from a cloud-based database. Such a database will enable manufacturers to draw from a wide range of OPC UA information models and profiles for use in their pre-built shop floor and business digitalization applications.

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Smart Manufacturing Experience - SMX Virtual Tradeshow

October 29, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm ET

Get up-to-speed with smart technologies and learn how to get started at The Best of SMX. Attend visionary keynotes, explore interactive exhibits, network, and learn from experts - you'll come away with the knowledge to help your business succeed now and in the future.

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Manufacturing Summit: COVID Response, Economic Recovery & Resilience

Oct 19, 2020 09:00 AM PST

Welcome Remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

COVID Response, Recovery and Resilience.
Mayor Garcetti will moderate a panel with leaders from the manufacturing community.

- John Dyck, CEO, CESMII
- Dr. SK Gupta, Director, USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing
- Jim Watson, President, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

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Investment Casting Institute Virtual Conference

October 13 - 21, 2020

See CESMII's John Dyck speak on October 15th at 11:00am

The Investment Casting Institute holds a yearly Technical Conference and Exposition. Attendees benefit from presentations covering all aspects of the investment casting process, as well as an Exposition featuring top suppliers in the industry.  Awards are given to individuals and companies who demonstrate excellence in the field.

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Webinar - National Manufacturing Guard Initiative

September 29, 2020 10:30am PST or
October 1, 2020 11:00pm PST

Be among the first American manufacturing leaders to learn about a new, bold call from the Manufacturing USA Institutes, for the creation of a “National Manufacturing Guard.” Help ensure a resilient and robust national supply chain and manufacturing base in the future. 

Recorded - Follow the link below

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CESMII Holds First Small -Medium Working Group Meeting

Los Angeles, CA, September 28, 2020:

CESMII – the Smart Manufacturing Institute holds the first Small to Medium Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group meeting to assist manufacturers in accelerating their Smart Manufacturing technology adoption and Workforce Development.

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Webinar - Preparing for Long Term Manufacturing Resiliency

September 24th, 1 - 2pm EST

Join Cisco manufacturing leader Steve Gansen and Miguel Corcio, Director, CESMII - The Smart Manufacturing Institute, a program at UCLA, to hear industry insights and how manufacturers are navigating towards new resilient organizations.

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Webinar - Opportunities for Energy Management and Efficiency in Smart Manufacturing

Recorded Live
September 23, 2020

Energy plays a much larger role in manufacturing and the creation of products than is expected.  Explore how Smart Manufacturing improves energy utilization at all levels.  In this episode, we will discuss examples of how Smart Manufacturing improves the utilization of energy resources at the process, enterprise and supply chain levels, especially when we consider the high-energy usage of industries like paper, metals, chemicals, petroleum and food.

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Application Projects are Real World Applications of the CESMII Platform

Three Application Projects are underway to demonstrate the value of the CESMII Innovation Platform combined with Profiles - The Modeling of Equipment Data for layered analytical use.

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RFP2 - Wave 4 Project Finalists Selected

CESMII today announced five (5) Innovation Prjoect proposal teams selected for project negotiations...

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RFP2 - Wave 2 Project Finalists Selected

CESMII today announced four (4) EWD proposal teams selected for project negotiations...

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Congressional Briefing - Managing & Rethinking the Supply Chain

Recorded Live
June 25, 2020

Hear CESMII's CEO brief Congress on how to improve the U.S. supply chain infrastructure...

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Insights from CESMII's CEO on 1st, 2nd & 3rd-Order Challenges of COVID-19

John Dyck shares insights on the present, intermediate and long-term challenges for the U.S. Manufacturing ecosystem...

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CESMII Releases 2 Waves of Smart Manufacturing Roadmap Projects

CESMII - the Smart Manufacturing Institute today announced two (2) Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for institute roadmap projects...

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CESMII Adds Business Development Executive to HQ Staff

New VP of Business Development joins our team on May 1, 2020...

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NC State Named CESMII Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center

CESMII announced the launch of its Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC...

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SME Recognizes 30 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing

John Dyck featured as 1 of 30 leaders helping to modernize industry

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Atollogy Named CESMII SMIC Satellite

CESMII today introduced Atollogy, Inc. as a Satellite to the UCLA SMIC in CESMII’s national SMIC program...

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CESMII Adds Executive Leader to HQ Staff

New Director of Workforce & Ecosystem Development joins our team in March 2020!

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COVID Response / Recovery

Learn how CESMII is recognizing and working with our ecosystem in response to the global pandemic...

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NC State’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) Responding to COVID-19

Using two pilot production lines to produce PPE products for healthcare workers and first responders.

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The CESMII Ecosystem’s Path Forward

We are in unprecedented times. At CESMII, we recognize the very real impact and disruption that concerns over the COVID-19 virus have on lives...

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CESMII Announces First RFP Project Selections

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced the selection of its first public-private partnership projects to advance…

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CESMII Annual Meeting Postponed

Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks, as we work to reschedule this important event.

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Council on Competitiveness Congressional Briefing on Smart Manufacturing

February 26, 2020

CESMII and UCLA along with the Council on Competitiveness will be hosting Congressional Briefing on the democratization of Smart Manufacturing.

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CESMII Announces New Application Project Solicitation

Deadline December 15, 2019

CESMII is seeking proposals for Application Projects... 

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CESMII Announces New Initiative To Accelerate Smart Manufacturing For Small-to-Medium Manufacturers

CESMII - the Smart Manufacturing Institute today announced plans to formally launch an Affinity Group focused on the needs of small-to-medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

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CESMII SM Platform™ DEMO DAY 2019 - Northern RMC @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Join Northern RMC Director, Craig Dory, and CESMII HQ Staff for your exposure to CESMII's SM Platform.

Registration is required.

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CESMII Previews Smart Manufacturing Platform™

CESMII, the Smart Manufacturing Institute recently provided an online Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the CESMII Smart Manufacturing (SM) Platform for its members and interested parties outside its community.

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Community Technology Preview: CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Platform™

On Thursday, August 22, 2019 we offered an online preview of CESMII’s Smart Manufacturing Platform – a centerpiece of CESMII’s Technology Roadmap since our institute’s inception.

Community Technology Preview - Smart Manufacturing Platform
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CESMII Welcomes Jonathan Wise VP of Technology

Proven industry veteran to lead the development and execution of CESMII platform strategy

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