Georgia Tech and Boeing collaborate on new research center

Atlanta, June 27, 2017 — Boeing and Georgia Tech recently unveiled their latest collaboration: the Boeing Manufacturing Development Center, where company researchers and Georgia Tech engineering students will work together to automate industrial applications.

The center is located in Georgia’s Tech new 19,000-square foot Delta Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility, making Boeing the 17th company to launch an innovation center on the Georgia Tech campus.

“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.

One of the first research projects will focus on utilizing industrial robotics for machining and fabrication applications that can be applied to the manufacturing processes at Boeing.

“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.”