CNMI - California Network For Manufacturing Innovation


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Welcome to CNMI

In March 2013, the California Network for Manufacturing Innovation™, Inc. (CNMI) was formally established as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of promoting manufacturing competitiveness in California through a collaboration of industry, national laboratories, technical assistance, government agencies, academia, workforce and economic development organizations.  CNMI is designed to create a unified voice and plan to create programs and physical centers for California’s small and medium-sized manufacturers to have access and use advanced manufacturing technology to help them grow and compete in the global marketplace.

Mission of CNMI

CNMI provides leadership in California to foster innovation that will enhance the global competitiveness of the manufacturing sector.

Principles of Collaboration

  • Designed as a statewide program
  • Focused on Small and Medium-sized manufacturers
  • Built to be an inclusive organization
  • Led by working groups concentrating on industry, workforce, technology and communications/policy
  • Driven by transparency in communications

iHub - California Innovation Hub

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Cybersecurity Summit for Manufacturers
October 27, 2016 in Irvine, CA

On October 27, 2016 the 4th annual CNMI Manufacturing Conference titled "Cybersecurity Summit for Small & Medium-Sized Manufacturers" took place at The Cove - University of California Irvine (UCI). The one-day summit was focused on raising awareness of the threats cyber attacks pose to small and mid-sized manufacturers.

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Download presentations from the
October 15, 2015 
CNMI Smart Manufacturing Conference at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 

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Watch the 2014 Forum in its entirety below.

This unique one-day vendor show and forum brought together industry leaders, service providers and manufacturers to explore the latest advancements in Additive Manufacturing.

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2015 Manufacturing Summit -
San Joaquin Valley

The 2015 Manufacturing Summit -- San Joaquin took place May 7th at the Fresno Convention Center. The program was rich with exciting breakout sessions and information on additive manufacturing.  CMTC's President & CEO, Jim Watson, moderated several of the sessions and Ed Tackett, Director at the University of California, Irvine presented a "3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Overview."  His presentation addressed the state of the industry, emerging 3D printing technologies, and much more, and we are happy to make the accompanying slide presentation available to you for download.

For more information about 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, please contact Jim Watson at

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The Importance of Manufacturing in California

Statewide Focus

  • 41,000 ManufacturersCalifornia Manufacturing Stats and Data

  • 1.3 Million Jobs (2011)

  • 10.6% - Manufacturing's Share of Gross State Product (2012)

  • $213.3 Billion - California Total Manufacturing Output (2012)

  • $140.2 Billion - Manufactured Goods Exports (2012)

(Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis & Department of Commerce)