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UAMMI offers a set of resources and services to help your business, your team or your career.
UAMMI Supply Chain Tool
The UAMMI supply chain project is a unique effort to map the entire advanced materials supply chain in Utah. With funding from the DOD-OEA office, this project will allow companies to know each other’s capabilities and their relationship to one another. It will identify gaps in the supply chain, increase contract opportunities for Utah manufacturers-both in defense and the commercial sector, extend personal relationships among professionals, enhance knowledge sharing, expand the capacity of Utah companies, further integrate businesses and increase competency.
The tool is in beta test and can be seen at http://connect.uammi.org The official release of this tool will be made soon.
UAMMI Resource Directory
Workforce Education & Training
Utah Aerospace Pathways
Utah Aerospace Pathways is a program that prepares graduating high school students with the skills and knowledge for a rewarding and sustainable career in aerospace manufacturing. It was created and endorsed by industry, government and education leaders for high school students in Davis and Granite School Districts. Students may enter the program and expect to graduate with an aerospace manufacturing certificate.
Utah Workforce Services - Training
Utah Department of Workforce Services strengthens Utah’s communities by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce. Our services may be accessed online or by visiting an American Job Center to find training and tools to become employed and search more than 20,000 job openings. Workforce Services assists with training and related expenses for individuals age 14 and older who are seeking their high school diploma, GED, ESL certificate or who want to obtain certificates and degrees within a specific industry. Job seekers also have access to in-person and online workshops designed to provide the job and employability skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive job market and career exploration resources to assist with career choices based on reliable economic and labor market information.
Utah Career Pathway / Career & Technical Education (CTE)
A CTE Pathway is a method of searching for a career that fits a student’s interests and lifestyle, and allows him or her to build academic courses around it. Pathways ensure that students will be prepared to take advantage of the full range of postsecondary options, including on-the-job training, certification programs, and two- and four-year college degrees.
In Utah, there are over 50 Pathways within seven areas of study, including aerospace and composites.
U of U Materials Science Program
For those with a love for chemistry and physics, but would like to have an engineering degree, Materials Science & Engineering is the perfect degree for you. This is the only discipline in the College of Engineering that gives students the opportunity to study science while getting an engineering degree.
Materials Scientists and Engineers are continually engaged in developing new materials or upgrading the use of basic materials that will fit in the highly technological world that we live in. Since virtually everything that we use in our daily lives is made of materials, the need for materials scientists and engineers outpaces the ability of schools to graduate students.
Within the Materials Science & Engineering program at the University of Utah our faculty focuses their research seven main areas.
They are …
- Electronic materials
- Computational materials
Davis Tech Composite Materials Program
The Composite Materials Technology program at the DATC prepares students to work in industries such as aerospace, automotive, bridge and building, marine, sporting goods, and parts assembly. This program starts with basic composites and progresses through advanced composite materials, techniques, and procedures. Here, the student will prepare themselves in an industrial setting. Those who complete this program will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Composite Technician. Students will also be taught industry standards concerning safety, composite terminology, hand lay-up, and composite inspection and repair. Our instructors are from the aerospace industry and have years of hands-on experience.
Ogden Weber Tech - Composites Program
The Ogden-Weber composites program provides students instruction in working with some of the most advanced and versatile materials available, such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, and aramid (Kevlar). Students learn how to manufacture, repair and inspect a wide variety of components made from advanced materials used in a wide range of industries from aerospace and defense to automotive and sporting goods.
Mountainland Tech - Aerospace Program
he Aerospace Composites course focuses on processes used in the aerospace industry, represented by companies like Boeing, ATK, Zodiac Aerospace, and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Students will learn the advanced technology and processes used by the aerospace industry, including advanced carbon fiber part fabrication using state-of-the-art equipment, such as autoclave, automated pattern cutters, and filament winding. Students in the Aerospace Composites course will fabricate an aerospace part throughout the course that meets the structural and quality standards required in the aerospace industry.
Salt Lake Community College - Composites Program
Composites technicians fabricate and assemble lightweight, resilient parts for a variety of applications using epoxy resins, fiberglass, carbon and Kevlar fabrics, structural adhesives and coatings. The innovative field of composites includes the aerospace, automotive, medical, sporting equipment, and construction industries, all of which require specialized technical training. To find out more about participating in SLCC’s composite program, or to set up custom training for your composites company, contact Alan Done.
Weber State University - Composites Program
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Plastics and Composite Emphasis) is designed to prepare the student for professional employment in the plastic/composite industry. Students will learn firsthand about the complex interdependence between plastic/composite process, materials, tooling, and part design. The design portion of the emphasis will provide the knowledge and skills required to fulfill a number of career roles that focus on the product development process, which includes plastic part design. Another phase of this education delves into the differences between the many types of plastics as well as the properties which differentiate plastics from other materials. This emphasis will also expose the students to a wide variety of tooling from the many plastic disciplines. This includes injection, thermoforming, blow molding, extrusion dies and high/low tech composite molds. This exposure provides the students with a keen understanding of the function, construction, and multi-component interactions involved in well-constructed plastics tooling
BYU - Composites Program
Progress in materials science is at the heart of most exciting advances in modern engineering. Materials science consists in exploring the relationships between structure, properties and processing operations that define a material. The engineering materials group develops novel processing techniques to prepare advanced materials. We use cutting edge microscopy to determine material structure at the nano-scale. Then, we employ mathematical tools to characterize the structure and properties of the material, and we design even better ones.
Granite Technical Institute
The mission of the Granite Technical Institute is to support students in finding personal purpose, potential and a pathway to their future. This is accomplished by helping students achieve in their program and to move seamlessly to further training and employment. Efforts are being made to directly align critical academic subjects with career and technical education courses, thus promoting real-world application to academic theory in such areas as mathematics, science and English. In addition, articulation and collaboration with Salt Lake Community College and other post-secondary institutions is being enhanced in order to make the transition to further education easier for students. Clear pathways of training have been designed to support student growth from the 9th through the 12th grades.
The Department of Career and Technical Education in Granite School District has a well-earned reputation for providing high- quality programs that are targeted at high-demand industries. To further this focus, The Granite Technical Institute offers courses in Health Science & Technology, Engineering, Information Technology, Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing, Culinary Arts, Aviation, Agriculture, Cosmetology/Barbering, and Home Building/Construction.
U of U SCI Institute
The SCI research group was founded in 1994 by Drs. Chris Johnson and Rob MacLeod along with five graduate students. In 1996, they became the Center for Scientific Computing and Imaging and in 2000, the SCI Institute. The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute is now one of eight permanent research institutes at the University of Utah and home to over 200 faculty, students, and staff. The 16 tenure-track faculty are drawn primarily from the School of Computing, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and virtually all faculty have adjunct appointments in other, largely medical, departments. Recent growth in the SCI Institute has come in part from the award in 2007 from the state of Utah of a USTAR (Utah Science and Technology Advanced Research) cluster in Imaging Technology. This allowed the Institute to recruit three new faculty in image analysis: Professors Guido Gerig, Tom Fletcher, Tolga Tasdizen. During this same time period, they were also able to recruit Professor Valerio Pascucci in visualization. In 2011, USTAR funding allowed two more: Orly Alter who specializes in genomic signal processing and Miriah Meyer, who’s novel biological visualization tools are revolutionizing the way scientists view and understand their data. In 2012, the SCI Institute recruited Dongbin Xiu. Dongbin is one of the most recognized names and highly cited researchers in the area of uncertainty quantification, and has made a wonderful addition to the Institute. 2014 saw the addition of Christopher Butson. Dr. Butson is the Director of Neuromodulation Research and an Associate Professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neurology & Neurosurgery. In 2015 we added Alexander Lex (information visualization) and Akil Narayan (mathematics) to our faculty team.
Over the past decade, the SCI Institute has established itself as an internationally recognized leader in visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis applied to a broad range of application domains. The overarching research objective is to conduct application-driven research in the creation of new scientific computing techniques, tools, and systems. An important application focus of the Institute continues to be biomedicine, however, SCI Institute researchers also address challenging computational problems in a variety of application domains such as manufacturing, defense, and energy. SCI Institute research interests generally fall into the areas of: scientific visualization, scientific computing and numerics, image processing and analysis, and scientific software environments. SCI Institute researchers also apply many of the above computational techniques within their own particular scientific and engineering sub-specialties, such as fluid dynamics, biomechanics, electrophysiology, bioelectric fields, parallel computing, inverse problems, and neuroimaging.
A particular hallmark of SCI Institute research is the development of innovative and robust software packages, including the SCIRun scientific problem solving environment, Seg3D, ImageVis3D, VisTrails, ViSUS, and map3d. All these packages are broadly available to the scientific community under open source licensing and supported by web pages, documentation, and users groups.
The SCI Institute either directs or is associated with several national research centers: the NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC), the DoE Scalable Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization (SDAV), the NIH National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), the DoE Scientific Data Management Center, the NIH Center for Computational Biology, and the DoE Center for the Simulation of Accidental Fires and Explosions (C-SAFE). In July, 2008, SCI was chosen as one of three NVIDIA Centers of Excellence in the U.S. (University of Illinois and Harvard University are the other two NVIDIA Centers).
U of U - Materials Research, Science, and Engineering Center
The University of Utah Materials Research, Science, and Engineering Center is a materials research center supported by the National Science Foundation.
U of U - Nanofab Lab
The Utah Nanofab brings together two teams of experienced researchers, engineers and scientists with backgrounds in nano-fabrication, nano-scale surface analysis, and industrial process design.
Utah Manufacturers Association
The Utah Manufacturers Association provides unmatched access to and information on the key issues affecting Utah manufacturing businesses and their bottom-line. They are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from health care reform and labor relations to energy and the environment to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, they are working to advance policies that will help manufacturing businesses thrive.
SAMPE - Utah Chapter
The Aerospace States Association - Utah
The mission of the Utah Aerospace States Association is to educate, coordinate, facilitate, and advance the aerospace community within Utah through policy development, educational discussions, and focused events, involving state elected and other government officials.
Utah Engineers Council
NAM - National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.
American Composites Manufacturers Association
ACMA is the world’s largest composites industry trade group. We are manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers, distributors, academia and end users, dedicated to growing the composites market.
Utah Workforce Services - Industry Resources
Utah Department of Workforce Services aligns the skills and knowledge of Utah’s citizens with the needs of employers in the state. Workforce Services assists industry in managing their businesses through the development of a qualified workforce, assistance with recruitment and job posting and provision of unemployment and new hire reporting. Industry partners can also find online economic data resources, which help them make better strategic decisions for their organization. The department’s Workforce Development Specialists throughout Utah provide individual assistance in accessing business services, including grants, incentives and tax credits. Workforce Services further facilitates locally driven partnerships with industry and education.
USTAR is the State of Utah’s technology catalyst, accelerating the growth of the innovation ecosystem from invention through product development. Guided by Utah’s economic clusters, USTAR supports technology entrepreneurs and innovators through training, funding and incubator and accelerator programs; brokering technology transfer by connecting capital, management and industry, addressing market gaps in Utah’s technology ecosystem and strengthening the state’s research capacity.
Also see their new innovation center focusing on aerospace and advanced materials at: https://ustar.org/find-us-statewide/ustar-innovation-center
Procurement Techical Assistance Programs
Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program helps Utah small businesses to find, bid and win procurement opportunities with federal, state, and local government entities. Through one-on-one and group counseling PTAC educates and assists Utah businesses to more effectively compete in the government marketplace. PTAC provides a bid-matching service to help businesses identify relevant contracting opportunities and then offers technical assistance on many aspects of the government contracting process including, but not limited to, B2G marketing, diversity program eligibility and solicitation response document review. PTAC can also assist Utah contractors/vendors/suppliers with other aspects of the procurement process including government contracting readiness assessment, GSA assistance and registration for government contracting set-aside programs.
Government contracting can be complicated. To date, PTAC has successfully assisted hundreds of Utah small businesses who have been awarded close to one-half of a TRILLION dollars. If your small business is looking for a way to expand its customer base, government contracting may be an option. Utah PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the state of Utah.
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide.
The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
The mission of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center is to help small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses in Utah be competitive in the global marketplace. They can connect you with lower cost manufacturing by subsidizing some of the cost. They offer:
- Operational excellence: We maximize profit through manufacturing and business process optimization based on lean, six-sigma, certification, and other operational excellence methods.
- Workforce training: We promote technology adoption through workforce education, to retain and grow a highly-skilled workforce. Additionally, we drive enthusiasm for high-tech careers in manufacturing through active outreach to students.
- Advanced manufacturing technology: We support product and process innovation through implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies, automation, and robotics.
- Product and process innovation: We use data-driven business analytics to identify new products and markets that increase revenue, and create new jobs through economic growth.
- Investment access: We link Utah manufacturing businesses with capital and investment groups.
Materials Research Facilities Network
The Materials Research Facilities Network is a nationwide partnership of the Shared Experimental Facilities (SEFs) supported by the National Science Foundation’s Material Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs). The MRFN is designed and operated to provide support to researchers and experimental facilities engaged in the broad area of Materials Research in academic, government and industrial laboratories around the world. In the network, you can have access to 23 centers, 1141 instruments, 262 experts.
Since 1987, EDCUtah has worked with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the expansion of local Utah businesses. EDCUtah is a private nonprofit organization.
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EDA - Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships (IMCP)
The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) was established to incentivize and facilitate collaboration among private and public sector stakeholders in U.S. manufacturing communities, in order to support:
- Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector
- Creation of new manufacturing jobs
- Regional economic growth
- Increased federal support for regional economic and workforce development objectives.
Between 2014 and 2015, IMCP designations have been awarded to 24 locally organized, public-private consortia that successfully demonstrated best practices in advancing innovative regional manufacturing economies. Utah is one of these designated regions.