Photo Credit: DOE


DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office celebrated the day by pointing out that manufacturing accounts for nearly 90% of all U.S. patents. “Patents include not only new products but they also cover a diverse range of materials and processes that can be broadly applied across a number of industries, including those that have been the foundation of our economy for nearly 200 years.

The office works with companies on research into manufacturing capabilities. The photo is research on reducing coke usage in steel-making.

Whirlpool Corp. invited students and community leaders to take part in manufacturing day activities. Photo credits: Whirlpool