Boeing has invested in NextFlex to expand the workforce development programs of the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute in nine regions where the company manufacturing hubs are located. The FlexFactor and Flex2Future– the high school and community college-focused programs of NextFlex– will gain $1.1 million from Boeing to help reach 7,000 students in New […] More
NextFlex, a consortium focused on flexible hybrid electronics production, has received $154M in funding from the Department of Defense to support the latterâ€™s efforts to expand the domestic FHE manufacturing ecosystem.
The Air Force Research Laboratory has collaborated withÂ a public-private manufacturing consortium to create operational prototypes of a circuit board system in efforts to accelerate the development of smart technologies. AFRL said Thursday it worked with NextFlex:Â Americaâ€™s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute to develop ArduinoÂ integrated circuit systems that are designed to be programmed through open-source software. […] More
Lockheed Martin has joined the NextFlex institute that aims to advance manufacturing processes designed to produceÂ flexible hybrid electronics. Lockheed has become one of NextFlexâ€™s corporate tier 1 members and named James Libous, head of the companyâ€™s enterprise-level advanced electronics technology and innovation strategy, to the instituteâ€™s governing council, NextFlex said Monday. â€œWe look forward to […] More
NextFlex has launched a new technology facilityÂ in Silicon Valley with the task toÂ deliver new manufacturing technologies designed to develop and produce flexible hybrid electronics. The 34,000-square-footÂ Flexible Hybrid ElectronicsÂ Manufacturing Innovation Institute will include laboratory space dedicated to flexible hybrid manufacturing and Class 10,000 pilot manufacturing lines, the company said Wednesday. The Defense Department and FlexTech Alliance […] More
Six projects were selected by the Department of Defense to continue developing technologies aimed at providing forward-deployed forces with assistance in addressing various challenges in austere environments. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program conducted a two-day Point of Need Challenge Pitch Event where members of the DOD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes presented […] More
CAES has launched an apprenticeship program in San Jose, California, in an effort to help advance the manufacturing workforce of Silicon Valley and ensure a pipeline of highly skilled technicians. The trainees of the program, which is a vital part of Evergreen Valley College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology curriculum, will focus on advanced radio frequency, microwave […] More
Profusa, a California-based provider of biosensor systems, has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory to create a technology that will allow warfighters to monitor their health and physical condition without the need for a doctor.
Raytheon and the University of Massachusettsâ€™ Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center have received a $1.9 million grant to further develop a flexible electronics manufacturing process, The Lowell Sun reported Tuesday. The projectâ€™s funding comes from the NextFlex grant with the goal to advance the way printed, conformal radio-frequency electronics are manufactured, according to the report. Dassault Systemes […] More