Research projects

The Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies is an industrial consortium performing membership directed research. The research is proprietary to the consortium based on the terms of the membership agreement and bylaws. Upon approval of the industrial membership selected results are published to advance the research interests of the consortium and the university stakeholders. CAMT is additionally prepared to do technical services work on a proprietary basis to individual companies using CAMT staff and equipment. Finally, CAMT is prepared to support sponsored projects to the university that are solely between the sponsoring company and the university often to transition technology from CAMT that is more sensitive to the sponsor.

  • Rights to participate in the semi-annual meeting for planning, selection and review of Center projects.
  • Access to Center R&D results, reports and other publications through a member-only website.
  • Transfer of technology from the Center to generate practical values (reduction of manufacturing costs, increase of productivity, improvement of product performance, etc.
  • Significant leverage from shared investments by Missouri S&T, other Consortium members, and additional government investments.
  • Direct interaction and collaboration with the Center's world-class researchers who have technical expertise in advanced manufacturing and materials.
  • Direct access to unique Missouri S&T capabilities that are not available or are more costly anywhere else.
  • Attractive licensing rights to intellectual property generated by Consortium projects.
  • Preferential access to Center personnel, facilities and equipment.
  • Broad exposure to beneficial leading-edge technologies through Center workshops and short courses.
  • Early access to a pool of graduate and undergraduate students who are skilled with research equipment and techniques in a team-work environment upon graduation.
  • Opportunities for networking and benchmarking with other Consortium members including suppliers, integrators, and users of technologies.
  • Opportunities for teaming with Center and other Consortium members on proposals for federal funding including SBIR/STTR projects.

Gold Member - $200,000 Annual Fee

Representative on the Industrial Advisory Board
Five hundred voting points in project selection
Right to one exclusive proprietary (company-specific) project with up to $50,000 value
On-campus office space available for research

Full Member -$50,000 Annual Fee

Representative on the Industrial Advisory Board
One hundred voting points in project selection

Associate Member - $15,000 Annual Fee

Intended for small businesses and non-profits

For more information, contact Dr. Douglas Bristow, Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies    573-341-6559