Accession Number:

ADA558616

Title:

Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

249.0

Abstract:

Over the past few decades, manufacturing has evolved from a more labor-intensive set of mechanical processes traditional manufacturing to a sophisticated set of information-technology-based processes advanced manufacturing. Given these changes in advanced manufacturing, the National Intelligence Manager for Science and Technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence asked the Institute for Defense Analyses to identify emerging global trends in advanced manufacturing and to propose scenarios for advanced manufacturing 10 and 20 years in the future. The study team sought to answer the following questions What are converging trends in advanced manufacturing across technology areas What are emerging trends in advanced manufacturing in specific technology areas What are enabling factors that affect success in creating advanced manufacturing products, processes, and enterprises What are future scenarios across advanced manufacturing sectors in the technology areas of semiconductors, advanced materials, additive manufacturing, and synthetic biology

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE