EWI, Ohio State and the Precision Metalforming Association will work together to develop the first comprehensive U.S. advanced joining and forming technology map. The map will guide efforts to accelerate innovation to meet demand from U.S. manufacturers for improved or new methods for joining and forming materials. The grant, led by EWI, is one of the first awards under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, which aims to catalyze partnerships between U.S. industry, academia and government to support efforts to meet the long-term research needs of U.S. industry. John Lippold, Taylan Altan and Glenn Daehn serve on the project’s steering committee. Lippold is a professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications. Altan is professor emeritus of integrated systems engineering and director of the Center for Precision Forming. Daehn is the Fontana Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of Ohio State’s Ohio Manufacturing Institute.