There are Four Pillars to CESMII’s Strategy  for the democratization of Smart Manufacturing (SM).  They are; SM Ecosystem Integration – The ability to leverage our Network of Networks, SM Enabling Technologies – Leveraging the Solutions CESMII has funded for some of industry’s most challenging problems, SM Education – the tools and skills you need to enable and sustain your Digital Transformation and the SM Innovation Platform – Technology Specifications and an example for industry to follow, to achieve Industrial Plug and Play.


CESMII Enabling Technologies


CESMII’s goal is to accelerate Smart Manufacturing (SM) adoption through the integration of building block technologies such as advanced sensors, controls, platforms and modeling (ASCPM) to radically improve productivity, precision, performance and energy consumption. While each individual building block may on its own be useful in eliminating specific barriers to SM implementation, the information flow between these building blocks is essential to ensure that the solutions developed with these technologies are implemented in a cost effective, re-usable, secure, scalable and repeatable manner.


CESMII Enabling Technologies

Strategic Objectives of SM Enabling Technologies

  • Facilitate the development, demonstration, and application of the modular, affordable, easy-to-configure, secure, and reusable cyber-physical system elements and their technical integration requirements to enhance CPS properties for companies of all sizes across manufacturing sectors
  • Develop advanced wired and wireless sensor systems to achieve more affordable, robust, easy-to-configure, and secure data communications
  • Increase the successful pace and adoption and application of next-generation data analytics and modeling
  • Make advanced smart manufacturing sensor, controls, platforms and modeling methods, tools, know-how and practices accessible to workers throughout companies and across companies of all sizes
  • Identify the patterns of data modeling, tools and shared information that reusability for application and operational reusability
  • Establish reference architecture and specifications for the SM Platform
  • Develop the systems engineering tools and methodologies needed for construction and reusability of cyber-physical systems
  • Provide assets needed for enterprise data connection and contextualization in edge-to-cloud operational data structures
  • Establish solutions of both legacy and future operational technologies and information technologies (OT/IT) and address standards that are open and interoperable
  • Engineer secure framework for multi-vendor cyberphysical systems with interoperable hardware and software solutions
  • Establish a robust, accessible SM Marketplace of certified and composable applications, configurations, toolkits, data, and services for accelerated development and deployment
  • Lead the development of trusted technology, organization, and business cyber security practices that underpin SM

Information & Resources


  • A Vision for the CESMII Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform (video) – Watch Now
  • CESMII Self-Serve Smart Manufacturing (video) – Watch Now
  • Expression and Application of Smart Manufacturing Profiles (pdf) – Download
  • Understanding the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform V.03 (pdf) – Download

Project Resources

  • Annual Meeting 2020 Keynote: SM Innovation Platform Overview (video) – Watch Now
  • Demo: SM Innovation Platform CTP R1 (video) – Watch Now


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