Plans for Advanced Manufacturing Research Highlight President's Budget Request for NIST
More than half of the proposed increased funding would be focused on advanced manufacturing research, both at NIST laboratories and through a new industry-led consortia program.
The total request of $857 million for NIST is divided into three appropriations:
It also would fund the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) at $21 million. This new program will establish industry-led consortia to identify and prioritize research projects supporting long-term industrial research needs.
For more details, visit www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/budget_2013.cfm .