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Published on Nov 8, 2011
Manufacturing in America is at a crossroads. The expectation to innovate is increasingly pushed down on smaller manufacturers, who in turn desperately need access to advanced new tools in order to remain competitive. Jon Riley, Executive Director of Design & Engineering Programs at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, provides new insight into the very lynchpin of the American economy -- the "Missing Middle" of manufacturers that are responsible for more than fifty million jobs nationwide. The Missing Middle's opportunity lies in digital manufacturing and high-performance modeling and simulation -- and NCMS has a strategy to bring these tools to the manufacturers who need them most.