The Boeing Manufacturing Development Center, located in Georgia’s Tech new 19,000-square foot Delta Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility, will give company researchers and Georgia Tech engineering students the opportunity to work together to implement automation in industrial applications.
“This advanced center will let Georgia Tech students collaborate with Boeing engineers to help drive the development of innovative factory automation solutions in aerospace,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology.
Georgia Tech has opened 16 other innovations centers, that attract the neighborhood’s vibrant network of students, faculty and researchers, as well as area startups and established companies.
“Georgia Tech’s long and productive relationship with Boeing includes immersive educational support for our students, collaborative research, and development of aerospace innovations,” said Steve Cross, Georgia Tech executive vice president for Research. “Our relationship is an exemplar for industry-university engagement as we meet jointly shared aspirations for the future of education and the advancement of technology.”
One of the first research projects, at the new center, will concentrate on utilizing industrial robotics for machining and fabrication applications that can be applied to the manufacturing processes at Boeing.
For more than 25 years, Boeing has supported a variety of manufacturing research activities at Georgia Tech and the Institute is one of 10 primary strategic secondary schools that Boeing partners with on research worldwide.