Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Core manufacturing process have remained unchanged for decades. However, the pace of advancement for enabling technologies that are intertwined with traditional manufacturing processes is accelerating at lightning-like speed. Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) like additive manufacturing, robotics, and digital manufacturing and design are equipping today’s manufacturers to take their operational performance to the next level. Whether through rapid prototyping to speed product development, automating a mundane assembly task to free up your people for more value-added work, or augmented reality work instruction applications to speed training and gather critical operational data, there are nearly limitless ways to directly impact your bottom line. Additional examples particularly relative to small and medium manufacturers:

  • Improve manufacturing processes with custom tooling and fixtures created in days instead of weeks or months by leveraging capabilities of additive manufacturing service centers
  • Address part traceability concerns through implementing a machine vision system to automatically record and track date or lot codes
  • Improve workforce and equipment utilization through data driven production planning

Catalyst Connection is at the center of AMT development through engagement with Manufacturing USA institutes including America Makes (additive manufacturing), Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). These institutes are tasked with technology and workforce advancement and Catalyst helps to ensure the results positively impact our manufacturing clients.

You may have already implemented technology projects and are seeing the benefits, however the blistering pace of advancement means that your job isn’t done. It is an ever-evolving journey, and one best taken with a trusted partner who can help clear away the noise and help focus your efforts on achieving your identified business strategy. Catalyst Connection is ready to support you with services in the following technology areas:

A wide range of offerings are available to help you on your journey:

  • Readiness and Capability Assessments
  • Technology Assistance Projects (Suite of Services)
  • Technology Adoption Roadmapping
  • RFI and RFP Development and Management
  • Technical Project Management Services
  • AMT Working Groups
  • Webinars & Trainings