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Alabama - Alabama Defense Advanced Manufacturing Community Enhances Technology Adoption by Small Manufacturers in Aviation, Missiles, and Ground Vehicle Systems


Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is focusing on visibility, workforce training, and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies in the region, with a focus on military mission enhancement, specifically in aviation, missiles, and ground vehicle systems. The University brings together a partnership with three DoD Manufacturing Institutes (American Makes, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, NextFlex and Manufacturing x Digital) and other academia and workforce development organizations to support and grow the capabilities of the defense industrial base in Alabama. Initially, the consortium is operationalizing the newly-created Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center, which will provide an environment for hands-on learning, prototype/proof of concept spaces, business incubation, training, technology adoption, workforce development, and more.