EDM Department proud part of the DMDI

April 15, 2014

Bartlett, IL – On February 25th 2014, President Obama announced UI Labs, a non-profit research and development organization led by the University of Illinois, as the leader of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. The institute will be a collaboration of leaders from industry, government, and academia working together to accomplish common goals. The DMDIi will work to enable interoperability across the supply chain, develop enhanced digital capabilities to design and test new products and reduce costs of manufacturing processes across multiple industries. According to, the DMDIi “has a national vision for strengthening U.S… manufacturing through applied Research and Development, technology commercialization, education, workforce deployment and a broad range of services to support tomorrow’s connected manufacturing life cycle.” EDM Department Inc. is honored to be a community partner in the DMDIi and is excited for the opportunity to work alongside organizations with expertise in all aspects of product development, technology transfer and commercialization processes in order to help advance United States competitiveness.