The article focuses on a novel solution to one of the key problems of modern mechanical engineering – the development of digital manufacturing in the field of engineering. This paper presents a project aimed at the development of technical support centers in the field of modern digital manufacturing. The article thoroughly analyses prerequisites for the establishment of such centers, the problems associated with the functioning of such centers, technology that can be used in the design and infrastructure development of the centers, as well as key characteristics of the courseware and equipment process. These solutions can be used in such fields of science and technology as virtual engineering, learning systems, e-manufacturing, education and engineering, digital products, digital manufacturing, rapid manufacturing, rapid product development, rapid prototyping and fully meet the objectives and goals of procedia engineering. The project of technical support centers development in the field of modern digital manufacturing, offered by the authors of the article, is aimed at the organization of functional bonds between educational, engineering and manufacturing innovative enterprises and at the development of laboratories in the field of innovative technologies training based on those enterprises.
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