Secure Digital Transformation In Action for US Manufacturing

Federico Sciammarella, PhD

Abstract: MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to begin building every part better than the last. This presentation will highlight work MxD has done with its members to advance digital manufacturing technologies such as digital twins, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality. It will also highlight future work and how they are leveraging emerging technologies like 5G to secure the future of US manufacturing. Finally, as the National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing this presentation will highlight the importance of wrapping security within the technologies being developed.

Bio: Federico Sciammarella is the CTO for MxD.  In this role he is responsible for developing the technology roadmaps of the institute and its ecosystem in digital and cyber for manufacturing.  In 2020 he initiated a program targeted for emerging technologies that connects academics to industry with the goal of bringing up early-stage technology through to later stages of technology readiness. He also supports MxD Cyber as the national center for cybersecurity in manufacturing to ensure its continued growth and impact within the American supply chain. Prior to joining the institute, he served as the Interim Chair for Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology for two years. He was also the Director of the Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing (ARMM) Laboratory, with a focus on Additive Manufacturing. He was the PI of a $2.4 Million NIST Measurement Science in Additive Manufacturing award entitled “Development and Validation of Physics-Based Additive Manufacturing Models for Process Control and Quality Assurance” and served as a Co-PI on an MxD subcontract, “Rapid Process Certification and Verification for High Value-Added and Low-Volume Production”. The team developed a solid foundation for processing control and modeling in metal 3D printing which is critical for the future success of the technology. In 2012 Dr. Sciammarella served as the Competency Area Manager for the Laser Materials Processing group within the National Laser Center at the Councill for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) located in Pretoria, South Africa where they developed a variety of laser material processing technologies that have launched into commercial products in South Africa.

In-person talk with virual meeting option.
For those attending, lunch will be served for free.

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