Celebrating Manufacturing Innovation

National Manufacturing Day 2014


Mfd-Day-14-header A Lockheed Martin engineer explains the process of large-scale 3-D printing to attendees of the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Today, we are witnessing a renaissance in manufacturing and embracing it as a powerful engine for economic growth. For the first time in more than 10 years, manufacturing output and employment are growing.

As we celebrate this year’s Manufacturing Day, Lockheed Martin is hosting hundreds of students, community leaders and government officials at facilities across the U.S. with the goal of inspiring the next generation of manufacturing leaders.

This nationwide event aims to bring together thousands of businesses to showcase the rewarding jobs available in manufacturing fields and highlight the contributions manufacturing has on our communities, nation and world. Consider this, across the U.S., manufacturing accounts for 70 percent of private sector research and development, 73 percent of patents issued, and the majority of U.S. exports.

Whether it is working with academia to train students or investing in new manufacturing technologies, we are encouraging manufacturing professionals to learn and apply new skills in digital technology and empowering our engineers to create the future.

Speaking of the Future: Advanced Manufacturing

Imagine a world where we can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life. Through 3D printing, we're solving challenges in new ways.  

Want to learn more? Read the U.S. Department of Commerce's blog from our Director of Advanced Manufacturing and Development, Steve Betza, on Lockheed Martin’s partnerships with government, industry and academia.








Ready to be inspired? Explore how Lockheed Martin is breaking new ground in additive manufacturing, advanced materials, digital manufacturing and next-generation electronics.