Maryland manufacturers join federal facility partnerships
Two Maryland companies are tapping new 3D manufacturing resources by partnering with local federal facilities.
Integrata Security and RPM Tech have each entered cooperative agreements through the Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority (NMAMIA) to expand their 3D prototyping capabilities.
Integrata will be working with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) to manufacture a new casing for a cybersecurity product. The partnership will allow the Baltimore-based security company to quickly create 3D-printed prototypes and enhance the overall quality of its products.
Located in Fallston, RPM Tech’s partnership with Aberdeen Proving Ground will help the company better serve both its commercial and military customers. RPM’s partnership will allow it to build more complex prototypes with a quicker turnaround and provide the company with materials and prototyping consulting from APG experts.
“These initial agreements are a great first step that solidifies the process and paves the way for future agreements. I believe this Authority will be the model for future public-private partnerships that will create jobs and manufacturing in the state of Maryland,” said Rick Decker, Executive Director of NMAMIA.
“This is very exciting news for Maryland manufacturers. Congratulations to Rick Decker and NMAMIA for brokering these partnership agreements that will result in real manufacturing jobs,” said Carl Livesay, Manufacturing Director of DBED.
Created by the General Assembly this spring, NMAMIA was designed to leverage additive manufacturing resources in Harford and Cecil Counties and foster economic development and job growth in the region. The authority encourages collaboration among government, businesses, and higher education institutions. It also facilitates product development research and commercial application of new technologies and supports training and sustaining a skilled workforce.
To learn more about NMAMIA, visit the “spotlight” section on www.apg-cssc.com.