Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute to Split with UI Labs and Become its Own Independent Organization

Mar 8, 2019

The Digital Manufacturing Design & Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently announced that it will be undergoing some changes, including a new name and CEO. DMDII is one of 14 institutes that comprise the Manufacturing USA network, a public-private partnership devoted to furthering American manufacturing. DMDII was established in 2014 thanks to $80 million in funding from the Department of Defense with a focus on advancing digital manufacturing and design technology capacities to allow factories to become more efficient and cost-competitive.

With the changes, DMDII will split from UI Labs allowing both to stand as independent organizations. With the split, DMDII is renaming itself MxD, which stands for manufacturing times digital. “Because of their success to date, both labs are now ready to stand on their own and continue to drive change and impact in their respective industries,” said Caralynn Nowinski Collens, UI LABS’ CEO. “They are in very strong positions to fully take control of their own futures in these high-growth markets.”

The newly independent MxD will receive up to $60 million in funding from the Department of Defense over the next five years. Manufacturing USA explains that the goal of the newly independent MxD is to drive the digital future of manufacturing, pioneering new technologies that make America’s industrial base and warfighters more resilient and agile.

For more information on Manufacturing USA and MxD, click here: https://www.manufacturingusa.com/institutes/mxd