The AMI Community
AMI is led by industry veterans with decades of experience in delivering production-level digital solutions to manufacturing. We believe our experience, our broad network of manufacturers, solution vendors, and academia – along with our targeted focus on SMMs – is a powerful combination to help your company benefit from smart manufacturing without breaking the bank.
At AMI, our experience tells us that SMMs should drive the process and content to make this industry-led and industry-focused. The ecosystem is designed for SMMs to share, collaborate and learn, and we want to be your “go-to” partner for your digital transformation.
Our Extended Network
Our internal knowledge network extends throughout all our corporation at the National Center for Defense Machine and Manufacturing (NCDMM), America Makes, and our parent corporation, the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group (MTDG). We work as a collaborative team to provide innovative solutions to you and your company. In addition, our network extends into many other well-known organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI) was launched in August 2020 as a non-profit organization with a clear mission – to accelerate the digital transformation of small and medium manufacturers. At AMI, our goal is to enable small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) everywhere to collaborate, innovate and thrive. Many large organizations are rapidly adopting smart manufacturing solutions to reduce costs, increase throughput and open new markets. While SMMs, have the expertise and the desire to do the same, they often lack the time and money to develop or procure these emerging digital solutions in a way that quickly creates value for their business. AMI was created to bridge that gap with innovative low-cost solutions appropriate for smaller companies at any phase of their digital journey.
Our renowned industry experts led the development of many Industry 4.0 technologies and know how to successfully apply the right technology to improve your value stream. They are well-qualified to assess your production and provide expert consultation at a cost that only a non-profit company can offer.
Using lean Six Sigma methods, we work with you to develop a customized fit for your needs. We provide a customized roadmap to integrate our technology into your manufacturing process so that operators and supervisors, planners, and engineers can make better decisions from shop floor to top floor.
Our product strategy is to offer ultra low-cost solutions coupled with expert consultation. For example, our IoT LIMS™ appliance is a data gateway from your manufacturing floor to our Solution Family™ software. Using open standards like MTConnect™and OPC UA™, our technology is highly versatile, easy to install, and easy to manage.
Installation is usually a day and we remain on site to insure proper set-up and for training. Additional help is available by phone or video conferencing. We are also committed to helping you expand and develop your technology applications through additional consulting and technology applications.
You will be enrolled in our membership program for one year at no charge. We provide access to product user communities for “peer-to-peer” learning to address the cultural changes to execute a successful digital transformation. In addition, we will continue to offer assistance through virtual meetings and product workshops.