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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.

NAMRC 45 will be hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, June 4-8, 2017. This conference is the premier international forum for applied research and industrial applications in manufacturing and design. The 2017 conference schedule will include keynote and technical presentations, expert panels, student poster presentations, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, an awards banquet, luncheons and more.


Blue Sky Competition - NAMRC New Award & Competition: NAMRI/SME David Dornfeld Manufacturing Vision Award and Blue Sky Competition
The emphasis of this track will be on visionary ideas, long-term challenges, and opportunities in research and education that are outside of the current mainstream of manufacturing education and research. Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2017
NAMRC 45 Student Registration NAMRC 45 Student Registration
The application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET. You should be informed of acceptance by Friday, March 31, 2017. The conference registration deadline for awardees is Monday, April 6, 2017. 
Dean Bartles News NAMRI/SME Installs New Board of Directors at Annual Research Conference
Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, 2016 SME president, chief manufacturing officer and executive director of the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, assumed his position as the new NAMRI/SME president.
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 Conference Proceedings & Peer-Reviewed Journals
Available online, with 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.