Manufacturing Research

Manufacturing Research

Manufacturing Research

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute 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:

  • Creating quality jobs

  • Ensuring global competitiveness

  • Advancing economic and environmental sustainability

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.

Exploration, collaboration, and innovation 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.