Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation Partnership
A targeted $1Million investment by the Lockheed Martin Space Systems (LMSS) Corporation of Colorado will create the Lockheed Martin Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, centered around a Stratasys Fortus 900mc machine, a 3D printer that will uniquely position MSU Denver as an educational institution in the field of production tooling development. The Fortus 900mc machine is considered state-of-the-art at companies such as Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance and having our students and faculty working collaboratively with LMSS personnel will be a tremendous boast to our targeted workforce development efforts.
In addition, the Lockheed Martin investment will create an Endowed Directorship at MSU Denver; namely, the "Lockheed Martin Endowed Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute".
Dr. Robert Park will hold the Endowed Director position. "This is a tremendous honor not only for myself but also for the Institute and the University as a whole", said Dr. Park.
Hartwig, Inc. Partnership
On the subtractive machining and inspection side, a partnership with Hartwig, Inc. will provide our students and faculty with hands on exposure to state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment, processes and materials. Hartwig will refresh the equipment at no cost to the University, thus maintaining state-of-the-art status for our program on an on-going basis.
The initial estimated value of the CNC equipment, software, tooling, consumable materials, etc. provided is around $2Million to date.
Hartwig’s premium brand companies include Okuma, Tsugami, Hexagon, GF, Okamoto and EOS, while affiliated companies include, ATS-Systems & Cooljet Systems, Edge Technologies, Sandvik Coromant, QualiChem and Zoller. Tremendous value is added when you consider all the technical expertise that Hartwig and its partner companies bring to the table,” said Park. “For students, that’ll translate to a highly relevant and targeted education experience in the advanced manufacturing area