Advanced manufacturing is the application of information, computation, automation, devices, software, sensing, and networking to the manufacturing process. Advanced manufacturing can include cutting edge materials and emerging technologies that are enabled by the physical and biological sciences. This involves both traditional and tailored solutions in order to enhance manufacturing for existing products and new products emerging from new advanced manufacturing technologies. Advanced manufacturing is not limited to emerging technologies; it is also comprised of efficient, productive, highly integrated and controlled processes across a spectrum of globally competitive manufacturers and suppliers. Advanced manufacturing results in new markets, new products, new technologies, and new ways to position manufacturing to support societies that are or will be connected globally in the future.