Kummer Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Missouri S&T consortium wins grant to modernize state’s defense manufacturing

Posted by on January 31, 2024

Using technology to strengthen the global competitiveness of Missouri manufacturers while supporting the defense industry is one of the primary goals of a three-year project recently awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. The grant establishes the Missouri Defense Manufacturing Consortium, a partnership of colleges and universities, companies, and manufacturing organizations led by Missouri S&T.

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Missouri S&T to break ground on Protoplex, celebrate Manufacturing Day

Posted by on September 25, 2023

Missouri University of Science and Technology will kick off its celebration of Manufacturing Day with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Missouri Protoplex at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. When it opens in fall 2025, the Protoplex will anchor S&T’s planned manufacturing and innovation campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Missouri S&T poised to help Missouri manufacturers make 3D printing the new normal

Posted by on August 24, 2023

With the recent purchase of a large-format metal 3D printer, the Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Missouri S&T took an important step toward helping Missouri manufacturers use technology to sharpen their competitive edge. The purchase was based on feedback and input from manufacturers, who report that acquiring traditionally manufactured parts has become increasingly difficult due to irregularities in the supply chain.  

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Missouri S&T manufacturing expertise helps small business weighing big investment

Posted by on July 5, 2023

Digital printing is changing the manufacturing industry. But for manufacturers that want to incorporate it, the steepness of the learning curve complicates the process of making an informed investment. For smaller manufacturers, the challenge is even more acute. That challenge is at the heart of a recent analysis S&T conducted on behalf of Masterclock, a manufacturer of precise timing systems equipment with 25 employees based in St. Charles, Missouri.

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