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STEP Reports on Advanced Manufacturing

 
Flexible Electronics OpportunityFlexible Electronics Opportunity (2014)
Flexible electronics describes circuits that can bend and stretch, enabling significant versatility in applications and the prospect of low-cost manufacturing processes. They represent an important technological advance, in terms of their performance characteristics and potential range of applications, ranging from medical care, packaging, lighting and signage, consumer electronics [...]
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Flexible Electronics for Security, Manufacturing & Growth in the U.S.

Flexible Electronics for Security, Manufacturing and Growth in the United States: Summary of a Symposium (2013)
This report is the summary of a workshop convened in September 2010 by Policy and Global Affairs' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy to review challenges, plans, and opportunities for growing a robust flexible electronics industry in the United States. Business leaders, academic experts, and senior government officials met to review the role of research consortia around the world [...]
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21st Century Manufacturing21st Century Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (2013)
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) - a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology - has sought for more than two decades to strengthen American manufacturing. It is a national network of affiliated manufacturing extension centers and field offices located throughout all fifty states and Puerto Rico. Funding for MEP Centers comes from a combination of federal, state, local [...]
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Strengthening American Manufacturing

Strengthening American Manufacturing: The Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership -- Summary of a Symposium (2013)
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) -- a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) -- has sought for more than two decades to strengthen American manufacturing. It is a national network of affiliated manufacturing extension centers and field offices located throughout all fifty states and Puerto Rico [...]
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 Building the U.S. Battery Industry for Electric Drive Vehicles

 Building the U.S. Battery Industry for Electric Drive Vehicles - Summary of a Symposium (2012)
Since 1991, the National Research Council, under the auspices of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, has undertaken a program of activities to improve policymakers' understandings of the interconnections of science, technology, and economic policy and their importance for the American economy and its international competitive position [...]
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Future of Photovoltaic ManufacturingThe Future of Photovoltaic Manufacturing in the United States (2011)
Technological innovation and growth are critical to U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. One means of facilitating growth and improving competitiveness is to foster more robust innovation ecosystems through the development of public-private partnerships, industry consortia, and other regional and national economic development initiatives. Public-private partnerships, in particular, catalyze the [...]
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