Center for Advanced Manufacturing


CAM extends its thanks to ATAIN (Accessing Technology Across Indiana) for its support of this year's summit.

AMS X: The Benefits of Manufacturing Partnerships

The 10th annual summit will feature a variety of sessions on the benefits of public-private partnerships and present opportunities for manufacturers to participate in these collaborative efforts.

We are pleased to announce the tenth annual Advancing Manufacturing Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 30th in the Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms.

This year’s theme is “The Benefits of Manufacturing Partnerships.”

The day-long summit includes:

Keynote speech by Michael F. Molnar, the nation's Chief Manufacturing Officer for the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Molnar will provide an overview of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative.  Additional presentations and sessions will address:

  • Public-private partnership sucess stories
  • Federal agency manufacturing programs
  • Town-hall panel of manufacturing experts, including an online, audience driven interactive session
  • Manufacturing research centers and laboratories exhibits
  • Student poster session
  • Networking sessions

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is hosted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and is charged with:

  1. Convening and enabling industry-led private-public partnerships focused on manufacturing innovation and engaging U.S. universities, and,
  2. Designing and implementing an integrated whole of government advanced manufacturing initatives to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across federal agencies.


Purdue University has a wide variety o fmanufacturing related resources ready to assist manufacturers of all sizes and across all industry sectors.  Faculty, students, and industry partners can access state-of-the-art facilities to pursue projects ranging from long-term, industry-driven basic research to short-term applied projects.
































To register for the summit, please visit the Purdue Conference Division website:


Summit X: Sessions

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CAM serves as a central point of contact at Purdue University for manufacturing issues: identifying faculty/student research opportunities, assisting economic development initiatives, and increasing industry awareness of innovative manufacturing technologies and education opportunities.

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