Canvas GFX Partners with MxD to Drive Digital Innovation in Defense Manufacturing

  • Sponsored by the U.S. DoD, MxD is one of 14 Manufacturing USA R&D institutes
  • Over 300 members focused on digital manufacturing innovation initiatives
  • Canvas to bring deep visual collaboration expertise and defense manufacturing insights

Boston, MA, October 22nd, 2020 Canvas GFX, Inc, the leading technical documentation and visual collaboration software provider, today announced it has joined MxD (Manufacturing times Digital), a research and development institute focused on driving innovation in manufacturing.

MxD, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, is one of 14 government-funded manufacturing institutes across the country. It aims to “tackle some of the military’s most challenging manufacturing problems while also serving as a central hub for data on the sector’s competitiveness.”

The new partnership enables Canvas GFX to share unique expertise and insight relating to technical visual communication challenges and workflows within the aerospace and defense manufacturing sector. It will also benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with leading manufacturers and solutions providers in the development of cutting-edge digital solutions for the sector.

“As we respond to customer demand with enhanced capabilities in remote collaboration and workflow optimization, this is the perfect time for us to be partnering with such a dynamic and influential group,” said Patricia Hume, CEO of Canvas GFX. She added: “The presence of some of our largest customers, as well as the active promotion of women in technology and manufacturing, adds further appeal. We look forward to active participation within the community.”

Mike Yucuis, Government Engagement Manager at MxD said: “We are pleased to welcome Canvas GFX to the MxD network. As a provider to both primary defense contractors and smaller sub-component manufacturers, Canvas brings a high-level understanding of essential communication workflows and processes in manufacturing and a clear culture of innovative thinking.”

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About MxD

MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our approximately 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.

About Canvas GFX

Canvas GFX provides the technical illustration software of choice at leading brands from verticals including aerospace, automotive, energy, and education. Designed specifically for technical users, Canvas software enables the creation of rich visual assets that express complex ideas with clarity, powering effective visual communication across organizations and ecosystems. Canvas GFX solutions are developed and refined according to the rigorous demands of thousands of customers, including over 250 Fortune 500 companies.

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