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Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing, Moving from Evolution to Revolution (HAMMER) Engineering Research Center, led by The Ohio State University, will advance national goals to assert American leadership in advanced manufacturing by developing and transitioning new manufacturing technologies to industry use, driving new technical education and credentialing that will prepare, upskill, or reskill the workforce, and expand capabilities across the manufacturing supply chain to meet national needs. Through basic, applied and translational research, HAMMER will accelerate the development and deployment of intelligent autonomous manufacturing systems that will use multiple processes to control material properties and component dimensions to allow rapid customization and high assured performance.

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Mission Statement

HAMMER is the hub for technical, commercial, educational and standard setting for Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing, providing effective programs for knowledge creation, deployment and commercial development. 


HAMMER will lead the development of Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing, revolutionizing American production supply chains.  This will provide the societal benefits of fulfilling jobs, reduced carbon emissions, supply-chain robustness and speeding local innovation. 

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​​​​​​Leading the Hybrid Autonomous Revolution

HAMMER will have impact with speed and scale by leveraging the best people and partners, with a proven track record.

HAMMER contributes to solving the nation’s most important problems of technological leadership, translation, resiliency, self-sufficiency, workforce of the future and supply chain robustness. Manufacturing is essential to scale American innovation.

HAMMER’s convergent research and other programs require a multi-disciplinary team and resonates with today’s stakeholders. We have an ambitious decade-plus vision. Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing is revolutionary.