August 2022 Newsletter

Join us for lunch at IMTS

Join us in the Smart Manufacturing Experience at IMTS,

Monday, September 12, 2022 from 12:00-1:30pm for lunch provided by CESMII & SME. John Dyck, CESMII CEO & Jake Hall, The Manufacturing Millenial, Business Development Manager at Feyen Zylstra will be asking the audience about their biggest hurdles when it comes to implementing industry 4.0. Be sure to join the conversation for a chance to win prizes! 

From 1:00-1:30pm the duo will discuss the audience feedback and outcomes of the 2022 Smart Manufacturing Market Survey conducted by CESMII & SME. You’ll leave the session with your bellies full and actionable outcomes in overcoming these manufacturing struggles. Don’t miss it!

CESMII will be exhibiting in two different locations at the event. 

See full agenda of CESMII activities here.

Manufacturing USA Booth: 

South Building, Level 3 — 338786

OPC Foundation Booth @ HANNOVER MESSE USA:

East Building, Level 3 — 134856

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The Peggy Smedley Show

 John Dyck, CEO, CESMII, and Bob Willig, executive director and CEO, SME, joined Peggy to talk about what led the two companies to begin working together and how this will accelerate smart manufacturing. They discussed why there is such a great need for this, some of the joint goals, and what is coming next.

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Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions:

The Role of Manufacturing in Industrial Decarbonization

Date: September 9, 2022

Time: 2:00-3:30 EST

Location: Virtual

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As the United States embarks on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions, understanding how to decarbonize the manufacturing sector will be critical. As part of information gathering for the study’s second report, the National Academies’ Committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions will host a webinar with representatives from DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and several USA Manufacturing Institutes, including John Dyck of CESMII, to explore their roles in accelerating energy and GHG emissions reductions in the industrial sector. The panel discussion aims to provide information to the committee on opportunities, paths, and near-term actions for industrial decarbonization.

Smart Manufacturing

for Automotive

Date: September 13, 2022

Location: Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport

Join Smart Manufacturing experts from leading automotive manufacturers in Detroit as they share how they are leveraging smart technologies to achieve mass customization whilst continuing to increase capacity, reduce costs and maintain safety.

Automotive manufacturers currently receive 20% off tickets with the code: CESMII20. Offer ends Sept. 9th


Purpose Driven Supply Chain Trends

Date: September 21, 2022

Time: 1:00 – 5:30 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Supply chain disruption issues affect organizations of all sizes. Join ​​Industry IoT Consortium and CESMII, The Smart Manufacturing Institute on September 21st for a half-day, immersive learning experience and hear from supply chain experts with case studies from Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, and more.

View Agenda Here.


Highlights from the US Inflation Reduction Act: 

Climate & Energy Features and Potential Implications

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  • Advanced manufacturing production and upgrades to industrial facilities
  • Manufacturing tax credits to boost US production of key energy and EV components
  • Push to require >55% of all parts for renewable energy systems to be produced in the US by 2027
  • 100% for steel and iron used in production of turbines and solar panels
  • Increase apprenticeship opportunities to help upskill US workforce in low-carbo technologies

American Manufacturing Strategies Summit 

Date: October 11-12, 2022

Location: Houston, Texas

Conrad Leiva will be speaking at the AMS Summit and sharing his expertise on SMART Tech, integrating this into the workforce and how to align tech and business strategies.

In his role, Conrad is accelerating Smart Manufacturing adoption and education programs through a national ecosystem of regional centres, technology partners, and education institutions.


Case Western Reserve, partners with CESMII to launch Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center

Case Western Reserve University and several partners are launching a new center focused on helping small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) adopt “smart manufacturing” technologies.

The new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC), one of four in the country, officially opens today (March 30). The university developed the center in partnership with CESMII, the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, and received support from the U.S. Department of Energy and other key partners.

“Northeast Ohio small- and medium-sized manufacturers can now quickly become more competitive by accessing the national expertise, tools, and training we and our partners can offer,” said Nick Barendt, the new center’s director and executive director of the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) at Case Western Reserve. “This is another step in a process in making smart manufacturing available to thousands of them.”

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Grand Opening Ceremony

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How Startups Emerge to Bridge the

Innovation Valley of Death

The Manufacturing USA network’s ecosystem of government research institutions, universities and private sector industry members works in cutting-edge collaborative facilities to help bridge the “innovation valley of death.” CESMII member company ThinkIQ/Atollogy was featured in the article for ways Manufacturing USA institutes have become crucial vehicles to help transition “leap-ahead” technologies through research, design, prototyping, and production.

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ThinkIQ and CESMII Partner to Drive Adoption of Smart Manufacturing Technology

CESMII to license ThinkIQ’s Smart Manufacturing capabilities as the underlying framework powering the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform, to accelerate Industry 4.0 journey for U.S. manufacturers of all shapes and sizes.

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Global Clean Energy Action Forum

September 21-23 | Pittsburgh, PA 

CESMII looks forward to participating in this global event, convened by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and hosted by DOE’s Department of International Affairs. It will be the first of its kind, and will include the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial and 7th Mission Innovation Ministerial.

The Forum will be open to the public and participants will include Energy Ministers and government leaders from around the world, along with CEOs, philanthropic organizations, leading members of academia, industry groups, and more.

This event will include valuable opportunities for networking and for representatives from industry, research institutions, finance institutions, organized labor, early career researchers, policy makers, business leaders, and philanthropic organizations to drive clean energy innovation and deployment.

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Company to Watch

Smart Manufacturing Magazine: August 2022

Two member companies, Phoenix Contact and Symphony AI Industrial were nominated by CESMII and featured in the August issue of SME’s Smart Manufacturing Magazine as a “Company to Watch”. 

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Event Schedule

We are looking forward to attending, exhibiting and speaking at more industry events in 2022.

See what conferences are on our radar for the year and let us know if you have an event we should consider attending. Please contact info@cesmii.org.

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CESMII National Members’ Meeting Recap

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