The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is a unique public-private partnership acting as a world-class, first-of-its-kind manufacturing hub.

Based in Chicago, the Institute has the capabilities, innovative spirit and collaborative expertise to transform American manufacturing. Working with partners in industry, academia, the nonprofit sector and government, DMDII sponsors research projects in digital manufacturing and design; disseminates the lessons learned; and helps educate the workforce of tomorrow.

We have a unique agenda, designed to engage and be immersive. Instead of the traditional plant tour, this year you will get to experience a Digital Journey Showcase, including a number of startups that enable the gamut of services ranging from design, fabrication, assembly, qualification, post-processing and reverse logistics.

You will see an impressive roster of ground-breaking start-ups who are radically transforming the world of manufacturing, leveraging

  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Robotics
  • CNC optimization
  • Imaging
  • Analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Cloud Services
  • Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Drones and more


1415 North Cherry Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642