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NAMRI/SME News and Information

News and information from SME's North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI/SME). 

JMS Special IssueNEW! Special Issue on Smart Manufacturing
The objective of this special issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems is to collect cutting-edge research works focused on IoT-enabled smart manufacturing. Submission Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017  


Lihui Wang May 2017 SME SpeaksStrengthened Manufacturing Research at NAMRC 45
The distinctive feature of NAMRC is the presentations and critical discussions of research on technical innovations and new methods and applications of leading-edge technology from around the world.

Manufacturing LettersNEW! Special Issue on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing
This special issue aims to provide a platform for researchers to showcase findings and explore emerging technologies in the design and implementation of smart factories. Original research contributions and/or reviews are invited for this special issue. Submission Date: Sept. 15, 2017

Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet FellowsHitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Elevated to Prestigious SME College of Fellows
SME has elected Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet of the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, to its 2016 College of Fellows. Greenslet is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida.

2016 NAMRI/SME AwardsIndustry Researchers Take Center Stage at 44th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Academics within manufacturing were honored Thursday, during NAMRC 44 held by NAMRI/SME. NAMRC 44 was hosted by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Dean Bartles NewsNAMRI/SME Installs New Board of Directors at Annual Research Conference
Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, 2016 SME president, chief manufacturing officer and executive director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, assumed his position as the new board president.

Sridhar Kota - May 2016 Workforce Pipeline EditorialAdvanced Technologies for Growth and Talent
Manufacturing and innovation are intricately linked. Failure to manufacture high-technology products risks our ability to innovate next-generation products. It is therefore critical that we establish the needed infrastructure, knowledge and skills needed to mature emerging technologies and their manufacturing readiness to increase the likelihood that the technology is ultimately scaled in the U.S., creating jobs and a cycle of innovation. This editorial by Sridhar Kota, Herrick professor of engineering, professor of mechanical engineering; director, MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight, the University of Michigan, appeared in the May 2016 issue of SME's Manufacturing Engineering magazine.

U.S.-German Workshop ReportNew Report Released on U.S.-Germany Collaborative Research in Advanced Manufacturing
A workshop was held on Feb. 10–12, 2016, in Darmstadt, Germany, to investigate the potential for collaborative research between the U.S. and Germany. Both countries share many characteristics, and have been allies and friends for generations. Both countries rank among the world leaders for technological sophistication, high technology product development and advanced manufacturing research activity.

 Steve SchmidThought Leaders to Convene at NAMRC 44

Steve Schmid, PhD, PE, 2015-16 NAMRI/SME President, SME Speaks, April 2016 
During the week of June 27, researchers, educators, practitioners and thought leaders from around the world will congregate in Blacksburg, Virginia, for the largest annual manufacturing research conference in North America.  

Dave Dornfeld1990-91 NAMRI/SME Past President Passes Away at Age 66
David A. Dornfeld, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, died March 27 of a heart attack. 


Dean BartlesManufacturing Marches Toward Digital Future
Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, 2016 SME President, SME Speaks , Jan. 2016
Through SME, I’ve been able to participate in NAMRI/SME and its annual NAMRC event. The technical innovations and concepts highlighted at the conference and published in its proceedings have eventually made their way into commercial applications, benefiting all of us.  
Position PapersNAMRI/SME Position Papers
Support for the Manufacturing Universities Act of 201 Position Paper
ABET Proposed Criteria and Manufacturing NAMRI/SME Position Paper
Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives: A National Imperative