Reprint of: The 50th anniversary of NAMRC

K. F. Ehmann, S. G. Kapoor, T. R. Kurfess, A. J. Shih, M. J. Triebe, J. W. Sutherland

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In 1973, a group of eminent manufacturing engineering researchers, known today as the Founders, organized the first North American Metalworking Research Conference (NAMRC). Seven years later, the name was changed to the North American Manufacturing Research Conference. In 1982, the institution known today as the North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI), with a formal board, Scientific Committee, and membership formally became part of SME. As we commemorate 50 years of its continuing success, we use this opportunity to recall and summarize our past: the achievements, milestones reached, and evolving themes. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges that we face today and on how we can better contribute and innovate into the future in terms of advanced manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-131
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
StatePublished - Aug 25 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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