Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing

Goal 1: Develop and Transition New Manufacturing Technologies

Worldwide competition in manufacturing has been dominated in recent decades by the maturation, commoditization, and widespread application of computation in production equipment and logistics, effectively leveling the global technological playing field and putting a premium on low wages and incremental technical improvements. Pervasive networking and recent advances in machine learning, biotechnology, and materials science are creating new opportunities for global competition in manufacturing based on scientific and technological innovation. Although global competitors are well organized, as evidenced by the European Union’s Industrie 4.0 Programme and China’s Made in China 2025 Program, the United States still leads the world in scientific and technological innovation. America must protect and leverage this strength to rapidly and efficiently develop and transition new manufacturing technologies into practice within our domestic industrial base and international allies.Read Full Article