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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) US Department of CommerceAerospace States AssociationDr. Howard HararyDeputy Director for Manufacturing NIST Engineering Laboratory


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Aerospace States Association

Dr. Howard Harary Deputy Director for Manufacturing NIST Engineering Laboratory

March 22, 2011

NIST To promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life

NIST: Basic Stats and Facts Major assets ~ 2800 federal employees ~ 2600 associates and facilities users/year ~ 1600 field staff in partner organizations

(Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Two main locations, MD and CO Four collaborative Institutes (basic physics,

biotech, quantum, marine)



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FY 2010 Appropriations $862 M

Scien&c and Technical Research Services

Industrial Technology Services

Construc&on of Research Facili&es

$520 M

$147 M

$195 M

FY 2010 Appropriations $862 M

NIST: Major Program Areas NIST Laboratories Providing measurement solutions for industry

and the Nation

Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Nationwide network of resources helping

smaller manufacturers compete globally

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Strengthening performance excellence

in U.S. business

Technology Innovation Program Stimulating technological innovation to

meet key societal challenges

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program Providing small manufacturing companies the Training, Tools and Connections to ACCELERATE INNOVATION; Leading to new opportunities in domestic & export markets

Today, 59 centers with ~ 400 field locations System wide, Non-Federal staff is ~ 1,600 Contracting with over 2,400 third party service providers

MEP System budget ~ $300M 1/3 Federal, 2/3 State and Industry (fees for services)

The Technology Innovation Program Funding Transformational Research for Critical National Needs


FY2009 Awards in Manufacture of Advanced Materials: 12 awards totaling $84 M R&D (Federal share $41 M)

Key Features of TIP Novel Purpose: address societal challenges not being addressed in areas of Critical National Need

Rich Teaming: businesses, academia, national labs, nonprofit research institutions, and other organizations.

Scientific & Technical Merit: high-risk, high-reward research

Transformational Results: strong potential for advancing the state-of-the-art

Societal Challenges: justifies government attention Clear Government Need: no other funding sources are reasonably available.

Baldrige National Performance Excellence Program

Standard of Performance Excellence

Organizations are judged against the Baldrige criteria in seven areas: leadership strategic planning customer and market focus measurement, analysis, and knowledge management workforce focus process management and results Three awards may be given annually in

manufacturing service small business

education health care and nonprofit

NIST Laboratories

Measurement Science Physical measurements Fundamental units Applied measurements Calibrations State weights & measures programs Material measurements Material composition & properties Validated methods & data Standard reference materials Laboratory accreditation (NVLAP) Performance Measurements Standards for function and interoperability Performance metrics Testing tools

NIST Measurement Services For over a century, the measurement services programs of NIST have ensured the accuracy and reliability of nearly all measurements in the United States.

U.S. Industry and the Consumer Over 1200 different Standard Reference Materials assure the

accuracy of millions of measurements made daily in medical clinics, manufacturing plants, and industrial labs throughout the United States.

18, 000 test for 600 unique customers provide the foundation for the traceability of measurements required for assuring product quality and international trade.

Federal Agencies Critical measurement support for federal agencies DoD, DoE,


State Agencies NIST calibrations underpinned more than 360,000 weights and measures calibrations done by state laboratories to assure equity in commerce


NIST and Standards Standards solutions for

national priorities Smart Grid, electronic health

records, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, cloud computing, national building codes

Resources Approx. 400 staff 100 + technical committees Roles Leadership/convening in ASME,

ASTM Intl., IEEE, ISO, IEC, etc. Technical underpinnings Tools to promote standards quality

through testing and validation Conformity assessment 800 + laboratories accredited by NVLAP

Public Safety Communications: NIST and industry develop conformity assessment requirements for equipment interoperability

Measurement Standards: NIST develops methodology for measuring energy consumption

Unique Measurement Capability: National Facilities

Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology Collaborative research &

shared-access nanofabrication facility

Established 2007 Large & growing industrial

use base

Center for Neutron Research Most productive &

efficient neutron scattering facility in US

Unique probe of atomic & molecular structure/dynamics

Accounts for over 2/3 of neutron research in US

Engineering Laboratory at a Glance To promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness in areas of critical national priority by anticipating and meeting the measurement science and standards needs for technology-intensive manufacturing, construction, and cyber-physical systems in ways that enhance economic prosperity and improve the quality of life.

Funding $86.3 M annual budget $64.8 M - NIST appropriations $21.5 M - Other Agency

Divisions Manufacturing Systems

Integration Intelligent Systems Materials & Construction

Research Building Environment Fire Research

Staffing 263 NIST Staff 160 Guest Researchers

Engineering Laboratory Organization

Manufacturing Drivers

Increasing pace of technological change Product and process innovation Shorter time-to-market

Growth of international trade and distributed manufacturing

Continual push for higher quality, better performing customized products

Increasing productivity and reducing costs Need to reduce environmental impacts New safety and security challenges

Key Challenges Facing Manufacturing

Enhancing productivity at all levels; reducing waste and inefficiencies

Distributed supply networks; industry fragmentation; innovation ecosystems

Enabling innovation and competitiveness via: Better metrics for characterizing, monitoring,

controlling, and optimizing performance

Life-cycle performance (versus minimum first-cost) based investment options

Technical basis and tools to support emerging standards, codes, and regulations

Filling significant pre-competitive R&D gaps

EL Strategic Goals

Measurement Science and Standards for: Smart Manufacturing, Construction, and

Cyber-Physical Systems Sustainable and Energy-Efficient

Manufacturing, Materials, and Infrastructure

Disaster-Resilient Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities

Manufacturing Matters the EL Role

Manufacturing is challenged by a changing world and more aggressive and adept competition

Technology - to spur innovation and enhance quality and productivity - is a critical factor for the success of U.S. manufacturers

EL helps manufacturers to innovate and compete more effectively by providing by providing measurement science to help advance technology and reduce risks of technology adoption

Partners Representing Manufacturing Industry


EL Manufacturing Program Portfolio

Smart Manufacturing, Construction, and Cyber-Physical Systems Strategic Goal: Smart Manufacturing Processes and Equipment Next-Generation Robotics and Automation Smart Manufacturing and Construction Systems Systems Integration for Manufacturing and Construction Applications Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Manufacturing, Materials, and Infrastructure Strategic Goal: Sustainable Manufacturing Sustainable, High-Performance Infrastructure Materials Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Buildings Embedded Intelligence in Buildings

Mechanisms used to Work with Industry

Joint projects with Consortia or Individual Companies CRADAs Research Agreements Grants and Contracts

Patent licensing NIST Associates

(Guest Researchers) SBIR Program

Considerations in Working with Industry

Is the work appropriate with respect to the NIST mission? Is the work appropriate with respect to

the Laboratory mission? Does the Laboratory have the necessary competencies

and equipment to succeed? Are required NIST capabilities and role unique? Does the work align well with existing or planned new

technical programs and priorities? Does the nature of the project transcend the needs of an

individual company, and is it infrastructural in nature? What will be the impact of the work, if successful? Are there sufficient resources to be successful?

Strategies used to Work with Industr


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