The Challenge

This three-day event will provide all of the support needed for teams to hack out a DMC app related to real-world manufacturing floor issues.

Six months of machine tool data will be released to support the hackathon. This is real data used in an operational environment constantly churning out orders. The challenge will be exploiting this data in some interesting way, such as predicting part failure, or proposing energy optimization schemes. Part of the judging criteria will be based on how teams are able to integrate solutions with the DMC web platform.


Where: UI LABS 1415 N. Cherry Ave, Chicago IL 60642

When: Friday July 15 - Saturday 17, 2016

  • Friday July 15, 2016:

    • DMC User Group Meeting: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Hackathon: 5:30 pm - 1:00 am 
  • Saturday July 16, 2016:

    • 9:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Sunday July 17, 2016:

    • 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

A more detailed agenda can be found here.

What to bring: Must bring Government issued Identification.

Detailed directions available here.

Hotel information is available on the registration page.

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Hackathon Team


The Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC) is an online platform for collaboration with a service marketplace for digital manufacturing we're building and tools and technologies. Our platform is transforming American Manufacturing by making today's data analysis and collaboration tools accessible to all.

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In February 2014, UI LABS announced the formation of its first Lab, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), through collaboration with the Department of Defense and a host of other partners, to transform American manufacturing through digitization of the supply chain.

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UI LABS solves large-scale challenges by bringing University + Industry together with startups and government to accelerate the deployment of emerging technologies through collaboration. UI LABS is developing a portfolio of applied research and commercialization Labs that lead to a return on investment for its partners, improve local, regional and national competitiveness, and transform entire industries. Across its current Labs, UI LABS has over 300 members from industry, academic and research institutions, states and cities, and community organizations.

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The Digital Factory Hackathon is sponsored by DoD ManTech, ITAMCO, Microsoft, Bosch Software Innovations, and North Carolina State.

Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies is one of the most extraordinary gear shops in the world, delivering precision-machined components to OEMs the world over. By continually adapting to the markets of the 21st Century, ITAMCO provides customers with better quality products, better lead times, and better pricing.

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Bosch Software Innovations
The Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions that help our customers around the world both in the Internet of Things and in the traditional enterprise environment. We place particular focus on the topics of mobility, energy, manufacturing, and building. The software package, which is provided as Platform as a Service, allows the interaction of devices, users, companies and partners on a centralized platform. 

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North Carolina State University
NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we’re a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine.

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Department of Defense ManTech
The DoD Manufacturing Technology Program has been the Defense Department's investment mechanism for staying at the forefront of defense-essential manufacturing capability for over 50 years.

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Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We're dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone and making a difference in our communities around the world.

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If you would like to become a sponsor for this event, please contact us.