Manufacturing converts a wide range of raw materials, components, and parts into finished goods that meet market expectations. The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

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Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute

$70 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Photo courtesy of General Motors

General Dynamics' Bliss Three Forge Furnace is a natural gas-fired rotary hearth furnace used to heat steel before forging. Refurbished with a new high performance refractory, high efficiency burner controls, and natural gas recuperators, the furnace improvements translated into a 25% reduction in natural gas consumption.

Scranton Army Ammunitions manufacturing facility improves energy performance nearly 12%

A large steel plant boiler manufactured by ArcelorMittal

Blast Furnace Gas Recovery BoilerPDF Provides Steam and Power at Steel Mill

Photo credit: ArcelorMittal

Picture of President Obama and Secretary Moniz with two ArcelorMittal Employees

"Manufacturing is the hub of our economy"
President Obama Speaks on Manufacturing and the Economy, November 14, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio

Logo of Arcelor Mittal USA


Photo credit: White House

Our Program

Research and Development

Manufacturers in diverse industries reap the energy and cost benefits of the energy-efficient processes and materials developed with AMO support.

Recent Initiatives

Technical Assistance

Manufacturers use the AMO Energy Resource Center to deploy advanced technologies and energy management best practices. Learn how to conform with ISO 50001 or gain recognition as a Better Plant Partner.

Manufacturing Matters

U.S. Manufacturing Sector

  • Contributes about 12% of gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Directly employs ~12 million people
  • Accounts for 60% of U.S. engineering and science jobs
  • Supplies about 57% of U.S. exports
  • Produces nearly 20% of the world's manufacturing output

Manufacturing is the most diverse end-use sector —in terms of energy services required, sources of energy used, technologies needed, and product output.

Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing...and guarantee that the next revolution in manufacturing is made right here in America. We can get that done.

President Obama, State of the Union Address, Feb. 12, 2013

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AMO was formerly known as the Industrial Technologies Program.