What happens when you combine the strength of the American worker with investment in cutting-edge science and technology? Innovations capable of changing the world.

Manufacturing USA®, a network of 14 manufacturing institutes across the United States, does just that. Each of its public-private partnerships enables precompetitive collaboration between industry, academics, government labs and manufacturing institutes to support research and workforce development and usher in the next generation of manufacturing across energy, health, medicine and technology.

From clothing that can adapt to temperature to bandages that can speed up the healing process, here are five innovations developed by Manufacturing USA-affiliated institutes that will soon change the lives of people across the country.