With leading researchers and facilities for additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, and sensor-enabled intelligent manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing at Missouri S&T is well-positioned to develop into a world-class research enterprise.
Advanced manufacturing is critical to economic development in Missouri and the nation. Here’s why:
Missouri S&T is one of 23 university partners in a national initiative to reinvent manufacturing through Digital Labs. The initiative was announced in February 2014 by President Obama as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Relying on the expertise of universities like Missouri S&T, Digital Labs will accelerate innovation and transition of technology to U.S. manufacturing enterprises.
S&T faculty are among the nation’s best in this emerging field, and with this emphasis on Advanced Manufacturing as a signature area, the university is recruiting new faculty members to build upon a strong foundation. The university has state-of-the-art research equipment for additive manufacturing, laser processing, metal casting, composites manufacturing and materials characterization, as well as three industrially relevant national research centers: the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center, and a site of the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center in Intelligent Maintenance Systems.