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The North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME) brings together researchers from leading companies, government laboratories, academic institutions and industrial think tanks located around the world for the purpose of advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing.

NAMRC44 location
NAMRC 44 is hosted by Virginia Tech. This conference is the premier international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design. The 2016 conference schedule will include keynote and technical presentations, expert panels, student poster presentations, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, Virginia Tech tours, an awards banquet, luncheons and more.



NAMRC 44 Education Session Manufacturing Education, Workforce Development, and Outreach
NAMRC 44, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 3:45–5:15 p.m.
The goal of this session is to exchange ideas to improve manufacturing education so that it better suits the current times and better develops our manufacturing industry. Panelists have taken a variety of career paths and are members of global entities such as academia, industry and the Manufacturing Innovation Institute of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Panelists will discuss their experiences, talk about current education trends and suggest keys to shape the future of U.S. manufacturing.
Dave Dornfeld 1990-91 NAMRI/SME Past President Passes Away at Age 66
David A. Dornfeld, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, died March 27 of a heart attack.

NAMRI Proceedings The 2015 "Proceedings of NAMRI/SME"
Now available online for free access.

Scientific Committee Scientific Committee
The NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee is responsible for coordination of NAMRC in conjunction with the host school.

History History of NAMRC
See how NAMRC has contributed to manufacturing research since 1973.