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Manufacturing Portal - Overview

Providing technical support to the nation's manufacturing industries as they strive to out-innovate and outperform the international competition has always been one of NIST's top priorities.

Innovation and manufacturing work hand in hand. An innovation ecosystem has many interrelated elements—entrepreneurs, skilled workers, tax policies, to name a few. But without manufacturing, the economic magic of innovation is not nearly as potent and its benefits to the nation are not nearly as great.  

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Programs and Projects
Performance Metrics and Benchmarks to Advance the State of Robotic Grasping

With a growing number of robot hands, there is an increasing need to capture their individual competencies and characteristics under a unified … more

Wireless Systems for Industrial Environments

The Wireless Systems for Industrial Environments project will deliver comprehensive guidelines in the selection, deployment, and optimization of … more

Prognostics, Health Management, and Control (PHMC)

The Prognostics, Health Management, and Control (PHMC) project will deliver methods, protocols, and tools for robust sensing, diagnostics, … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems

The Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems project will deliver a cybersecurity risk management framework with supporting guidelines, … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future "smart grid," which … more

CMOS Device and Reliability

  The CMOS Device and Reliability Project aims to develop new metrology tools for characterizing high-performance complementary … more

Instruments
Robotics Test Facility

Located on the NIST Gaithersburg campus, the Robotics Test Facility – also known as Building 207 – is a laboratory for developing standard methods … more

Manufacturing Robotics Testbed

TThe NIST manufacturing robotics test bed consists of several labs located in three buildings on the main NIST campus. Combined, these serve as a … more

Virtual Factory Testbed

The Virtual Factory Testbed (VFT) is comprised of three physical facilities linked by a standalone network (VFNet). The three facilities are the … more

Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research Facility

The NIST Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research Facility includes two commercial metal-based AM systems located in two different buildings on … more

Aperture area measurement facility

NIST has established an absolute aperture area measurement facility for circular and near-circular apertures use in radiometric instruments. The … more

Software
Factory Design and Improvement (FDI) Activity Model

Factory Design and Improvement (FDI) Activity Model is a reference activity model. It is a model of the activities and systems involved in setting … more

STEP File Analyzer

The STEP File Analyzer is a software tool that generates a spreadsheet or CSV files from a STEP (ISO 10303 –STandard for Exchange of Product model … more

Baseline Tailor

Baseline Tailor is a software tool for using the United States government’s Cybersecurity Framework and for tailoring the NIST Special Publication … more

Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR)

The Sustainable Manufacturing Indicator Repository (SMIR) aims to provide a centralized access to sustainability indicators to help companies … more

Exercise Control System

The Systems Integration Division's (SID) Manufacturing & Modeling Simulation Group (MSG) worked with San Francisco Communications to support … more

STEP Class Library (SCL)

The NIST STEP Class Library (SCL) is a set of C++ class libraries which are capable of representing information conforming to the EXPRESS (ISO … more

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