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Siemens Expands Support for Huntsville’s Technical Workforce with Xcelerator Software Grant to Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center

February 8, 2022

[HUNTSVILLE, AL] The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC), a 501(c)3 non-profit private-public partnership, today announced that Siemens Digital Industries Software will provide Huntsville’s student, technical, and defense communities with access to its Xcelerator portfolio of engineering software.  This is a critical component as North Alabama continues to adopt best-in-class advanced manufacturing practices and to meet the Department of Defense (DoD)’s modernization goals.  

AMIIC partners will have access to powerful tools providing exposure, demonstration, and project-based resources.  “We are immensely grateful for our long standing collaboration with Siemens,” said Executive Director John Schmitt, “and because of the robust nature of Siemens’ software, it readily integrates with existing software solutions which will allow us the ability to demonstrate cutting edge capability, while continuing to remain software agnostic, which is important as users often struggle with vendor lock.”

Siemens’ long-standing collaboration with AMIIC’s parent company, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), further demonstrates the organization’s support of AMIIC’s mission to accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and build the Nation’s future workforce. 

“Siemens prioritizes working with organizations like AMIIC that drive workforce innovation,” said Siemens Business Development Manager Peter Llewellyn. “It’s our mission to best prepare the next generation of individuals who will propel manufacturing even further into the future.” 

By collaborating with industry leaders like Siemens, AMIIC will facilitate training and credentialing to accelerate government and industry adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies to meet the modernization needs of the U.S. Army. All AMIIC courses and learning objectives have been developed to meet application focused requirements of the Army’s policies for Advanced Manufacturing and the needs of Redstone Arsenal activities, support contractors, and the North Alabama manufacturing community.  

AMIIC’s Training Hub will officially open in February, with course enrollment open now.  Training is offered to both individuals and organizations in live, virtual, hands-on and hybrid formats. Initial course offerings are intended to provide foundational digital engineering training to early and mid-career professionals. Course offerings currently include Army Policy for Advanced Manufacturing, Introduction to Model-Based Systems Engineering, Basics of Optical Measurement, and over 75 online offerings with more in development. Visit for more information and enrollment.


The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC) was established to accelerate the adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and build the Northern Alabama workforce of tomorrow. AMIIC will work to stimulate Alabama’s economy, workforce, and advanced manufacturing sector through its state-of-the-art demonstration facility and a significant expansion of education and workforce development programs available to both students and workers. Based in Huntsville, Ala., AMIIC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information, visit AMIIC at

Note: A list of relevant Siemens trademarks can be found here

Ethan Fitzgerald

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