MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our approximately 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.
The Nation’s Destination for Innovative Manufacturers
See our Factory of the Future
MxD operates from a nearly 100,000-square-foot innovation center near downtown Chicago. Its factory floor features some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.
Many partners, including Siemens, Autodesk, and McKinsey & Company, use the floor for experimentation and training on everything from augmented reality to advanced simulation techniques.
Promoting Women in Manufacturing
A 2017 Manufacturing Institute/Deloitte survey of 600 women in manufacturing found that only 42 percent of them would encourage their daughter or female family member to pursue a career in their industry. A majority of MxD’s leaders are women, and they want to help change this.
Awards & Recognition
MxD has won awards for its building, its leadership, and its projects.
National Association of Manufacturers Manufacturing Leadership Award
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Leadership Category, 2019
Manufacturing Leadership Award
Talent Management Leadership Category, 2018
Executives’ Club of Chicago
Corporate Innovator of the Year, 2017
Chicago Inno 50 on Fire Award
Civic Category, 2016
Urban Land Institute Chicago Vision Award
Program Category, 2016
Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards
Special Achievement of the Year, 2016
CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter REAL Awards
Project of the Year, 2015
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago
Design Excellence Award, 2015
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History of MxD
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