To be the nation’s premier center for aerospace manufacturing research through university-industry partnership.
Our mission is to serve as a national center of excellence to research, develop, evaluate and demonstrate methodologies and tools for rapid and cost-effective manufacturing of aerospace products and to educate the evolving aerospace manufacturing workforce, resulting in significant technological advancement and economic impact.
Research, develop, evaluate, demonstrate, and transfer advanced technologies of critical importance to the aerospace defense and commercial manufacturing industries in the United States.
Create knowledge, methodologies, and tools that can improve affordability, rapidity, quality, productivity, reliability, and safety in aerospace manufacturing.
Disseminate the knowledge, methodologies, and tools developed by the Center to the aerospace manufacturing industry through direct technology transfer as well as the development of education, training, and outreach activities.
Serve as a role model of university-industry-government collaborative partnership.