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Become a Member


MxD really shines as a showcase for digital manufacturing. Thousands of people come through its doors every year. The energy they put into awareness, educational seminars, trainings, and project collaboration is top-notch.

Al Hufstetler
Al Hufstetler

Vice President, ECS Siemens software

This organization has helped more than 300 members boost productivity and win business by bringing advanced technology and digital innovation to manufacturing. This truly is the work of the future.

JB Pritzker
JB Pritzker

Governor of Illinois

MxD is a venue for smaller manufacturing technology firms to get on the radar screens of larger companies.

Shane Fazzio
Shane Fazzio

Senior Research Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin


Floor Space (Solution Providers)

Tier 1 members get 1,000 square feet of floor space to demonstrate their products and services as part of their membership. Tier 2 members get 500 square feet. Both have the ability to rent more space.

Project Participation

Tier 1 and 2 manufacturer members get to drive at least one project use case designed to meet their needs. In other words, MxD’s entire membership can be brought to bear on a digital manufacturing challenge of their choosing. Tier 1 and 2 solution providers get to participate in these projects; Tier 1s can lead them.


Tier 1 and 2 members get to participate in all convenings, while Tier 1 members also get to customize one workshop per year on a subject of their choosing.

Facility Usage

Tier 1 and 2 members can use meeting rooms at no charge, or, after a certain number of uses, at steeply discounted rates.


Tier 1 and 2 members have access to the intellectual property of projects in which they participate.

Membership Tiers

Tier 1

  • ■ Drive at least two project use cases over 3-year membership (manufacturer)
  • ■ Executive and Technical Advisory Committee seats
  • ■ 1,000 square feet of floor demo space (solution provider)
  • ■ Organize one annual customized workshop

Tier 2

Drive at least one project use case over 3-year membership (manufacturer) Technical Advisory Committee seat 500 square feet of floor demo space (solution provider)

Tier 3

Station on factory floor by invitation and with rental fee


  • Cost share on project participation only
  • Priority in participation for select workforce development initiatives

All Members

  • ■    Attend convenings
  • ■    Participate on projects through project call(s)

  • ■     Showcase technology during workshops by invitation
  • ■     Participate on Monthly Technical Calls

  • ■      Access to member portal
  • ■      Facility usage based on tier

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MxD complements and accelerates your advanced manufacturing efforts; streamlines needed collaboration among your peers, academics, and solution providers; and delivers customized products and projects for its top members.