Delivering innovation and scientific breakthroughs in next-generation advanced manufacturing
The Manufacturing Science Division focuses on the development and implementation of next-generation advanced manufacturing technologies through research and scale-up of new processes and technical capabilities enabling new materials, systems and products. The division has four primary focus areas: composite science and technology, energy and industrial decarbonization, precision manufacturing and machining and secure and digital manufacturing.
Researchers develop technologies to scale up the manufacturing of fiber and composite processes for the fabrication of functional components in energy applications. Machining research focuses on precision manufacturing and includes the design, implementation and scale-up of next generation manufacturing systems and processes through the integration of robotics, automation, controls, and machine tools. Secure and digital manufacturing research develops a digital manufacturing platform and a cyber-secure manufacturing ecosystem by integrating a wide variety of manufacturing systems enabled by advanced data analytics, process control and secure communications.