Digital Manufacturing Workshop Hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory




Key Speakers

Berardino Baratta

About the Event

Future of the Digital thread in U.S. Manufacturing

Join Oak Ridge National Laboratory and help define the future of digital manufacturing

This is your opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in digital manufacturing and inform current and future research activities. 

The Digital Manufacturing Workshop is a 2-day virtual workshop covering a wide range of topics from both a business and research perspective. Each day will provide you with presentations and discussion panels from subject matter experts and opportunities to participate in professionally led roadmapping sessions.

Vice President of Projects and Engineering at MxD, Berardino Baratta, will be a featured panelist on day 2 of the workshop in the National Efforts and Capability panel.

The following topics will be highlighted as part of the workshop:

  1. Digital manufacturing architecture and infrastructure design and execution.
  2. Grassroots models for initiation and growth of the digital thread for small and medium-sized enterprises.
  3. Introduce the Manufacturing Demonstration Facilities current state of digital manufacturing technology
  4. Collaborative research opportunities in digital manufacturing

The workshop begins at 9:00 am on July 29 with an introduction to the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, a virtual tour of the facility and presentations of the digital manufacturing research currently underway at ORNL providing insight into currently available capabilities. These updates will be followed by review of the current status of the digital thread in manufacturing systems from leading experts in the field.  Breakout sessions will be used to identify critical needs for technology readiness level 1-6 work necessary to advance the state-of-the-art for the digital thread in manufacturing. The workshop will end at 4:00 pm on July 30 with the development of potential directions for research to address the identified needs.


1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

July 30, 2021
Panel: National Efforts and Capability

Key Speakers

image of <b>Berardino Baratta</b>
Berardino Baratta
Vice President
Projects and Engineering