EWI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently completed an exhaustive, two-year study to identify and prioritize technology development needs in materials joining and forming technologies and provide key recommendations to increase competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. This study — possibly the most in-depth national review and assessment of these essential manufacturing capabilities conducted to date — gathered and synthesized the views of more than 400 American manufacturers of all sizes from across all industrial sectors. The final report offers a broad, detailed national perspective on the challenges and priorities facing industry, and offers a plan for future of joining and forming technologies.
The results, technical priorities, and recommendations from the study have been issued in a report titled A Comprehensive Advanced Materials Joining and Forming Technology Roadmap. The report findings are available to the public now in two formats, the Executive Summary and the Full Report.
If you would you like to participate in further discussion of the report findings, gaps identified, and future goals with EWI and industry thought leaders, contact Tom McGaughy at 614.688.5054 or [email protected].