Advanced Manufacturing

Transforming American Manufacturing

Researchers at Iowa State are working to ensure America’s leadership in manufacturing. Iowa State University is a top-tier partner for the Digital Lab for Manufacturing funded by the Department of Defense. The Digital Lab based in Chicago is the nation’s flagship research institute for digital manufacturing and design innovation. It is focused on advanced analysis, intelligent machining, and advanced manufacturing.

Research initiatives at Iowa State are discovering ways to harness more energy with towers and turbines that capture winds that are faster and steadier at greater heights. Avionics and aerospace research hold vast potential for improving safety and efficiency in air travel and enhancing national security.