Deloitte, Singularity University & Council on Competitiveness Release Breakthrough Study on Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing

CEO of NanoMech Jim Phillips is featured in a study released today on exponential technology and innovation published by Silicon Valley Think Tank Singularity University, international consulting firm Deloitte, and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. Phillips was one of several top Global executives sought out to comment and provide expert opinion in this publication on transformative manufacturing utilizing exponential technology of the 21st Century.

NanoMech’s CEO Phillips Featured in Watershed Report On Manufacturing Future

NanoMech is one of the leading companies featured in this publication exploring how exponential technology will empower consumers, manufacturers, and innovators to drastically improve performance and efficiency and change the world for the better. Phillips was interviewed on his expertise in the field of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing to inspire and assist global manufacturers how to best tap into this disruptive shift to evolve, grow, and thrive.

Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing

The study was conducted to communicate the importance of talent and innovation in the constantly-changing world of manufacturing. Senior leaders at Deloitte interviewed more than two dozen senior executives and subject matter experts at some of the world’s largest manufacturing organizations, Singularity University, and several leading technology start-ups.

According to the publication, “the Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing study explores how exponential technologies are transforming the future of manufacturing to highlight opportunities to embrace exponentials to drive future competitive advantage.”

Key voices in the manufacturing industry and technology domain were asked to give their perspectives on how exponential technologies:

  • Deliver real impact and value for manufacturing enterprises
  • Shape company strategies and business models
  • Can be used to mitigate risks and realize their opportunities, applications, and rewards 

Advanced Materials Technology

In the section of the publication titled Exponential Manufacturing Technologies: A Deep Dive, a report on “advanced materials” explored the market growth of materials created with exponential technologies, their current and future applications, and challenges and potential issues facing the industry.

In his response to the study, Phillips commented on the rapid growth and dynamic nature of the nanotechnology industry, NanoMech’s position as innovators in the field of nanomanufacturing, and challenges facing the United States’ nanoengineering landscape such as foreign competition and a shrinking STEM workforce.

“Nanomanufacturers are using nanoscale (one billionth of a meter) materials to produce next-generation products that are stronger, lighter-weight, safer, more durable, and more reliable,” Phillips explained in the study. “Nanomanufacturing represents the best of sustainable practices because it finds ways to exponentialize materials, reduce waste, reuse elements, and recycle materials—always considering how to make less…more!”

The report concludes that innovation enabled by exponential technologies helps manufacturers grow faster, be more agile, and unlock new forms of value!


Singularity University describes itself as a global community that uses exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. The Exponential Technologies and Manufacturing study is the latest in its range of products and publications aimed at helping their audience understand rapidly accelerating technologies.

From Singularity University’s website: “With our community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions, we have the necessary ingredients to create a more abundant future for all.”


NanoMech, an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, is focused on patented platform nanomanufacturing technologies that offer a broad range of high value market opportunities. The operating vision of NanoMech is to be the highest quality world leader in nanomanufacturing innovation with swift product development and an emphasis on platform technologies that are scalable for efficient mass production. The company’s products have applications in high-level energy manufacturing, machining, lubrication, highly durable and sustainable protective multi-functional coatings for metals and textiles, as well as consumer products, oil and gas, marine, racing, heavy-duty trucking, automotive, aerospace, electronic vehicles and strategic military applications.


The Council on Competitiveness is the only group of corporate CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders and directors of national laboratories committed to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S. competitiveness in the global economy through the creation of high-value economic activity in the United States. The Council is a non-partisan and non-governmental organization. Learn more about the Council here or view the full list of publications here. Check out the Council on Competiveness’ Facebook page for further updates or follow @competenow on Twitter.


Deloitte provides industry-leading auditing, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to make an impact that matters—delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them.

April 5, 2018
Media Contact NanoMech – Wyatt Watkins