MFI has formed a strong alliance with its partners at Mill 19 who share Carnegie Mellon University’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. manufacturing sector.

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The ARM Institute

The ARM Institute, headquartered at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh, is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute and operates as a public-private partnership. ARM accelerates the development and adoption of innovative robotic technologies that are the foundation of advanced manufacturing activity. The institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of partners across industry, academia and government.

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Catalyst Connection

Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh. They provide consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity. Through active collaboration with their clients and the manufacturing community, Catalyst Connection contributes to the growth, vibrancy, and ongoing robustness of manufacturing in our region.

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AIM Higher Consortium

The AIM Higher Consortium is a wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense – Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) with the goal of strengthening the defense supply chain in the Southwest Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia region. Their programs focus on the adoption of technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and additive manufacturing.