Stay one step ahead

by Tom Bray, MSOE Dean of Applied Research

Manufacturers need to continually innovate to be one step ahead and not two steps behind. Advanced manufacturing is the innovation, and it flows from first design concepts to product distribution. Take the lead through accelerated product development, smaller production quantities at a reasonable cost, or novel tooling approaches for plastic and metal parts.

Advanced manufacturing is a process as well as a collection of technologies. With it, your company can be part of the “re-shoring” of American manufacturing, leveraging advancements and ingenuity to move past the competition. Who wouldn’t want to enable rapid improvement of existing product lines while lowering costs and time to market?

While the desire is in us all, the resources and expertise to pull it off may be out of reach.

Your business can be at the forefront of innovation using additive manufacturing and rapid  prototyping—available at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Rapid Prototyping Center. This extraordinary facility supports more than 60 manufacturing and marketing companies, large and small, with its world-class capability, knowledge and expertise. Its wide variety of materials and technologies can stimulate new designs, customized products and alternative manufacturing processes.

MSOE is your resource to quickly convert design innovations to true 3D models at far less expense than traditional methods. It is your resource to convert tested designs to manufactured parts. And MSOE is your resource to confirm quality with cutting-edge 3D scanning that displays the difference between design intent and the dimensional accuracy of first articles.

Tap into the expertise at MSOE. Become a leader in your industry with the guidance of extraordinary rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing experts.

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