About the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) brings together top researchers and thought leaders from the many varied disciplines that shape manufacturing — science, engineering, policy, robotics, and management — to help define and solve some of the greatest challenges facing U.S. industry today:

  1. Creating a skilled workforce
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  3. Ensuring global competitiveness

We focus on the complete innovation value chain — from raw and recycled resources to prototypes and finished products — and develop materials, systems, processes, education, and even policies that impact manufacturers’ performance in the marketplace.

Just because a technology is mature, it does not necessarily follow that a related manufacturing process or the supply chain is mature. The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute is an advocate for addressing the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and the Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRLs) that are vital to industry needs in the materials, technologies, and devices we develop and produce.

Engage, Leverage, and Accelerate are key components of our value proposition – we work with companies not only in response to but in anticipation of industry challenges. In today’s ever-evolving global marketplace, that is the only way to stay competitive.

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute is preparing individuals – working across disciplines, from nano to large scales – to investigate, collaborate, innovate, and compete successfully. It is evolving to respond to a highly dynamic environment in which the very definitions and perceptions of manufacturing are rapidly changing.

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CREATING THE NEXT: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AS A SYSTEM

GTMI brings stakeholders together to solve manufacturing challenges with a different model for university-based innovation. The model uses analysis of the business case, technology readiness level (TRL) and manufacturing readiness level (MRL) all along the innovation chain from lab to marketplace. This calls on systematic collaboration across the campus and across research disciplines. From precision machining and robotics, complex factory information systems, and leading research on composites joining and repair, to biomanufacturing and automated production of cell-based therapies, to Industry 4.0 strategies that connect production with information and data systems to create intelligent and flexible factory models, GTMI is the hub for manufacturing research and innovation at Georgia Tech.

View the GTMI 2019 Annual Report 

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Why Engage with GTMI?

GTMI is constantly working to anticipate and invent the future of manufacturing, and partnering with industry to solve tough challenges across the value chain. To achieve manufacturing excellence, GTMI often applies an interdisciplinary approach, leveraging expertise from schools and other institutes across the GT ecosystem.

You and your organization can engage and partner with GTMI by:

  • Participating in GTMI events
  • Joining our Industry Partners Program
  • Requesting a research project (contracted research)
  • Participating in our GT Manufacturing Academy
  • Joining one of many GT consortiums
  • Joining us in joint federal funding opportunities
  • Participating in our Chief Manufacturing Officer Forum
  • Providing philanthropic support

>> For more information on ways you and your organization can engage with GTMI, contact:

Paige Shee
Strategic Partners Officer
404.385.2958
paige.shee@gatech.edu

View our Ways to Engage Brochure  

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About the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) brings together industry leaders, government partners and top researchers to collaborate and find solutions for the grand challenges facing U.S. industry today: accelerating technology development and deployment, creating quality jobs, ensuring global competitiveness, and advancing economic and environmental sustainability.

As an interdisciplinary research institute (IRI), GTRI works with all of Georgia Tech’s colleges, ten other IRIs, including the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and affiliated programs like the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) and the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) in a cross-discipline way to fully harness GT’s strengths and resources. 

GTMI focuses on the complete innovation value chain – from raw and recycled resources to prototypes and finished products – and develop materials, systems, processes, education and policies that impact manufacturer’s performance in the marketplace.

GTMI also understands that just because a technology is mature, it does not necessarily follow that the manufacturing process or supply chain is mature. GTMI is an industry advocate for incorporating Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) during the development of new materials, technologies and products.

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Awards, Recognitions, 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

Engage, Leverage, Accelerate

Engage, Leverage, and Accelerate are key components of our value proposition – we work with companies not only in response to, but in anticipation of, industry challenges. In today’s ever-evolving global marketplace, that is the only way to stay competitive.

GTMI is preparing individuals – working across disciplines, from nano to large scales – to investigate, collaborate, innovate, and compete successfully. It is evolving to respond to a highly dynamic environment in which the very definitions and perceptions of manufacturing are rapidly changing. 
 

Facilities for Basic and Applied Research

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. Read our latest GTMI Annual/Impact Report.

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Technology

Improving manufacturing materials, processes and systems through innovations and optimizations of design, machining and direct digital manufacturing.

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Policy

Promoting policies for the sustained success of U.S. manufacturing in the global marketplace.

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Economic & Environmental Sustainability

Leveraging the competitive advantages in responsible resource allocation of materials, designs, and processes.

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Workforce Development & Education

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

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Quick facts about American manufacturing

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Average Salary

The average annual manufacturing salary in the U.S.

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Exports

Georgia is No. 7 in the United States for exports.

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GTMI R&D

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute has more than 400,000 square feet of R&D facilities.