GTMI Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
On November 28, 2021, the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute celebrated its 30th anniversary. The genesis of GTMI is a great example of a public-private partnership that started in 1991 when Georgia Tech, the Department of Defense, AT&T, Ford, Intel and Motorola helped to create this world-class research organization that started life known as the Manufacturing Research Center.
Moving Innovations from Lab to Market
It is GTMI's mission to convene industry leaders, government partners and top researchers to collaborate on the grand challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing industry today: accelerating technology development and deployment, creating quality jobs, ensuring global competitiveness, and advancing economic and environmental stability. Our focus is on moving innovations from the lab to the market and our work spans the entire innovation value chain, from raw materials and recycled resources to prototypes and finished products, and includes the development of materials, systems, processes, education and policies that impact the manufacturing marketplace. GTMI understands that successful transition from lab to market requires both a manufacturing process and a supply chain that are ready. Based on this premise, GTMI incorporates technology readiness level (TRL) and manufacturing readiness level (MRL) assessments into the development phase of all materials, technologies or end products. To facilitate both basic and applied research, GTMI has a wide variety of state of the art facilities and equipment across campus.
Engage, Leverage, Accelerate
GTMI engages with industry, government and academic partners not only to understand but also to anticipate challenges – in today’s ever-evolving global marketplace, that is the only way to stay competitive. We leverage both internal resources and the combined resources of our partners to address challenges and accelerate progress. GTMI is accelerating progress in manufacturing, manufacturing policy, economic and environmental sustainability and education and workforce development.
GTMI's 2019 Annual Report
GTMI is Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary research institute tackling the challenges facing today’s manufacturers.
GTMI Core Research Areas
- Additive Manufacturing
- Clean Energy
- Composites/Nano-Composities Manufacturing
- Enterprise Innovation
- Flexible Automation
- Internet of Things for Manufacturing and Factory Information Systems
- Model-Based Systems Engineering and Cyber Physical Systems
- Precision Machining
- Public Policy: Manufacturing Innovation
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
Improving manufacturing materials, processes and systems through innovations and optimizations of design, machining and direct digital manufacturing.
Promoting policies for the sustained success of U.S. manufacturing in the global marketplace.
Economic & Environmental Sustainability
Leveraging the competitive advantages in responsible resource allocation of materials, designs, and processes.
Education & Workforce Development
Cultivating knowledgeable, skilled people for the future of U.S. manufacturing.
Serving Industries Big and Small, New and Established
Turn challenges into opportunities
Innovative, Collaborative Manufacturing Research
Georgia Tech holds the key to America's stability
Stats and Facts
Quick facts about American manufacturing
GT Program Rankings*
#1 Industrial/Systems Manufacturing Engineering
#2 Aerospace Engineering
#2 Biomedical Engineering
#2 Mechanical Engineering
#4 Electrical Engineering
#4 Materials Engineering
*US News and World Report, 2019
The average annual manufacturing salary in the U.S.
Georgia is No. 7 in the United States for exports.
Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute has more than 400,000 square feet of R&D facilities.
Awards and Impact
• Named a Boeing Supplier of the year and one of the company’s eight university partners
• Awarded a grant to develop and lead the Consortium for Accelerated Innovation and Insertion of Advanced Composites (CAIIAC)
• Named a Caterpillar University Center of Excellence in Machine-Related Research
• A Siemens research partner for 25 years and counting
• Developer of international standards that facilitate collaboration and data exchange within numerous manufacturing industries, including additive manufacturing, IoT for manufacturing, and composite fabrication and inspection
• Assisted in the development of 20 spinoff companies
• Together with other GT academic and research units, GTMI has served nearly 2,800 companies, contributed to $408 million in increased sales, $64 million in operating costs saved and 2,507 jobs created/saved
GTMI has invested over $58 million in its manufacturing research complex, comprising 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D facilities, including the GTMI headquarters at the Fuller E. Callaway Jr. Manufacturing Research Center building, the J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building and the Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex; the Applied Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF) on campus at the intersection of 14th Street and Hemphill Avenue, where researchers and students work alongside industry partners on industry-sponsored translational projects; and a network of labs across campus.
The manufacturing complex at Georgia Tech with the Fuller E. Callaway Jr. Manufacturing Research Center building shown at top left (GTMI's primary location); the J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building (center); and the Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex (back). The Applied Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF) is located north of this complex and is not pictured.