Leading engineering society welcomes President Biden’s National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing
WASHINGTON (October 7, 2022) -In observance of Manufacturing Day, recognizing the global contributions of the manufacturing industry, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) celebrates the value of manufacturing to our economy and welcomes President Joe Biden's announcement of a forward-thinking National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing.
ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile said:
"ASME has long played an important role in the success of advanced manufacturing in the United States and worldwide through our development of industry standards in areas such as aerospace engineering, bioengineering, and workforce development.
"Our recent report on the Future of Manufacturing delves into the future workflows and skills needed for mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and machinist roles over the next decade.
"ASME welcomes the Biden administration's launch today of the National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing, which is intended to provide a blueprint for federal government agencies and the nation for the next four years. The United States has traditionally lacked a national policy to encourage manufacturing, and this is an important step forward for fostering discussion and collaboration. The ASME community looks forward to working with the Executive Branch and Congress to support the President's initiative, which focuses on developing and advancing new technologies; growing the manufacturing workforce from K-12 through higher education; and ensuring resiliency of the manufacturing supply chain.
Through engineering and manufacturing, we will work together to solve our nation's greatest challenges."
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. In 2020, ASME formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community, and later established the holding company, Global Knowledge Solutions LLC. In 2021, ASME launched a second for-profit subsidiary, Metrix Connect LLC, an industry events and content platform to accelerate digital transformation in the engineering community and an agent for the Mechanical Engineering® brand of media products. For more information, visit www.asme.org.