MxD stands for manufacturing times digital. Tour attendees will see how MxD is working with partners to develop digital solutions that will reduce waste and optimize resources. Learn about projects that demonstrate and apply digital manufacturing technologies to increase the competitiveness of American manufacturing. These projects along with testbeds include examples of manual processes or analog equipment that have been digitized that enable data-based decisions that eliminate the guess work of what is happening on the production floor while also reducing variation throughout the process.
In a world where innovation is a ubiquitous ambition, MxD stands apart. MxD is grounded by a deep understanding of what innovation and transformation requires, and it holds itself accountable to the high stakes. The opportunities presented by digital transformation are great but are often impeded by a lack of vision, actionable plans, resources, cyber assurance, and other factors. U.S. manufacturers are faced with an urgent challenge to seize this opportunity and make wise technology investments. Last year, MxD synthesized the many factors and trends of this moment into a vision for U.S. manufacturing: Every Part Better Than the Last. In 2019, MxD will design and launch projects that integrate multiple technologies to create systems that embody the MxD vision, demonstrate business impact, and overcome real-world impediments. www.mxdusa.org