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This section attempts to pull together sites and programs relevant to manufacturing offered by a wide set of US Federal agencies. It would be fair to say one could spend a great deal of time locating and reading about all the current and developing programs offered in support of jobs, production and energy efficiency and market development.
This list is just a sample of what we thought fits well with FactoryoftheFuture.org, and pulls from the US Department of Commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Labor, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology. There would also be additional resources available through each State’s economic, environmental and labor agencies.
Please find a list of Government Websites below.
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Sustainable Manufacturing 101 Module
The Sustainable Manufacturing 101 Module is designed to familiarize companies, particularly small-to-medium-size manufacturers, with key concepts, approaches, strategies, terminology and regulations related to sustainable manufacturing.
EPA Sustainable Manufacturing
This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website contains information and resources for improving the sustainability and competitiveness of manufacturing companies.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA
Many innovations from the U.S. Department of Defense
Alabama Technology Network
America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
Helping the US grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, we facilitate collaboration among leaders from business, academia, non-profit organizations and government agencies.
Arkansas Mfg Solutions
Best Manufacturing Practice of the Day
Click on the “Best Practice of the Day” box and a short case study will pop up
Bureau of Industry & Security
Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system
CA Mfg Tech Consulting
CT Institute for Sustainable Energy
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center – Philadelphia
Energy and Manufacturing
The US Department Of Energy has vast depths of info and resources on manufacturing energy efificiency
European Union REACH regulations – Webinar
The EU has a strict performance requirements on chemical mixtures to whcih all imports must comply
Fabricated Metals Industry Energy and Carbon Footprint
Results from the 2010 MECS Survey on Energy Use in Fabricated Metals
Host a Best Manufacturing Practices Survey
If you are a government or military equipment contractor, go here to request an on-site evaluation of your company’s best practices
Illinois Mfg Ext Ctr
IMC – Business Strategies & Solutions – Williamsport
Improving your Cultural Intelligence
Short webinar on how to not offend the people with whom you are trying to do business
Iowa Ctr for Indust Research & Service
Kentucky Manufacturing Careers Center
Machinery Manufacturing Industry Energy and Carbon Footprint
Energy Use for all US companies that make Machinery
New Hampshire MEP
New Mexico MEP
NIST – Manufacturing Portal
National Institute of Standards & technology – the Mothership of the Manufacturing Extension Programs, grants and research to all things manufacturing
Manufacturing Extension Partnerships offer free and low cost on-site training, assitance on improving manufacturing processes
Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center – Erie
Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Services
Robotics Test Facility
The facility houses artifacts and equipment for measuring how well robots perform under a variety of tasks that abstract real-world challenges
Sankey Diagram of Manufacturing Energy Use
A Sankey diagram conveys flows of materials from the beginning to the end of a process
South Dakota Region
The NO Fear Act
Government site accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistle-blowing laws
US Environmental Protection Agency – Science Page
Good resource for finding the latest governemnet research on the impacts of humans on the environment and vice-versa
Wireless Communication Platforms for Smart Manufacturing
Reliable and secure real-time performance of wireless platforms are challenging problems faced by manufacturers
Wisconsin – North West Manufacturing Outreach Center
Workplace Health & Safety
Start here to get info on the 3 agencies have responsibility for enforcement of laws in this arena
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