ISIMM Newsletter | February 27, 2017
Developing novel technological solutions by providing a
world-class infrastructure for advancing sensors and imagers
ISIMM Collaborates with Academic, Industry and Government Partners
At ISIMM, we remain ready to take on the challenges facing the world we know today to make the possibilities of tomorrow a reality. Through a membership-driven model, we bridge the gap between R&D and production by providing an environment that reduces the barriers of entry for novel, technologically advanced ideas to enable marketable, state-of-the-art products. We invite you to explore our recent progress as we embark on this important transformational initiative. 
Bridging the Innovation and Development Gap
ICAMR rebrands to BRIDG
ISIMM is excited to announce the recent rebranding of our sponsor, ICAMR. On January 17, 2017, ICAMR revealed it will now be known as BRIDG, an acronym that encapsulates its powerful mission: Bridging the Innovation Development Gap. This dynamic new brand embodies the passion and guiding principles of innovation and collaboration. These principles are integral to the mission of cooperatively linking researchers and industry with the facilities, tools, and materials necessary to bring innovations to reality—innovations we can’t yet imagine.

Please watch our short brand reveal video for more details: 
New State-of-the-Art Facility Construction Update
Opening March 2017
The ISIMM team is excited that BRIDG will open its new state-of-the-art development facility in a few short weeks. The 109,000-square-foot facility will be one of the most advanced fabrication labs in the world for sensors and imagers.  ISIMM members have the opportunity to share equipment and conduct research needed to profitably access the next-generation sensor and imager economy, receiving top priority access to the full functionality of this facility . Nothing short of an engineering marvel, this facility is unprecedented in bringing together the materials, equipment, and metrology to address all levels of industry challenges in a collaborative and inspiring environment.

Economies of scale will be realized using the robust, cost-effective domestic manufacturing infrastructure. This will result in substantial growth for the United States economy and will attract and grow significant advanced manufacturing research. 
ISIMM and BRIDG to Participate in New Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub 
ISIMM and its sponsor BRIDG are proud to partner with the Department of Defense-awarded Manufacturing Institute – the Advanced Manufacturing Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub.  Sponsored by American Robotics, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization founded by Carnegie Mellon University, ARM supports ongoing efforts to strengthen US-based manufacturing. In collaboration with ISIMM, BRIDG and others, ARM will incentivize companies to invest new technology development in the United States (DoD Press Release No. NR-009-17, January 13, 2017).

The ARM Institute’s mission is “to create and then deploy robotic technology by integrating the diverse collection of industry practices and institutional knowledge across many disciplines.” Sensor technologies are critical to ARM’s mission.  Sensors in robotics control internal systems and determine communication with the outside world. As robotics complication increases, so must the complexity of the sensors and the tasks and work they perform.  In addition to the ARM partnership, BRIDG is also developing partnerships and support roles with several of the other DoD/DoE manufacturing institutes and government labs, as well.

BRIDG chief executive officer Chester Kennedy states, “We are fortunate to have been sought out from multiple organizations to be a part of this institute. They realize the importance of smart sensors to enable the next generation of robotics to meet their full objectives and capabilities. We are proud to be working with ARM to bring innovative solutions to complex problems while strengthening domestic manufacturing.”  

We at ISIMM and BRIDG look forward to this cooperative relationship and are poised to meet the precise needs of the future of robotics.
(407) 742-4252