Linking Industry & Advanced Technology
The Manufacturing Assistance Center's (MAC) mission is to assist regional manufacturers and entrepreneurs in gaining a competitive advantage in the global economy via the use of advanced manufacturing technology.
An initiative of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Industrial Engineering, the MAC is a technology transfer center with a highly skilled staff and a working, state-of-the-art factory.
The MAC offers southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers shared access and hands-on training on a number of advanced machine tools and computer aided manufacturing software programs. In addition, the MAC offers full-time training programs for individuals seeking challenging careers in manufacturing.
Seizing Local and Global Opportunities
Since 1994, the MAC has focused on uniting local manufacturers with advances in technology to strengthen their position in the global economy and providing quality training for individuals interested in careers in manufacturing. The MAC continues to help forge the region's new identity as one where advanced technology has been successfully applied to a wide variety of manufacturing processes.
The MAC provides employers with:
The MAC provides students with:
The MAC consists of a 40,000 sq. foot working factory with 10,000 sq. feet devoted to training. In addition to classroom space, the MAC training area includes the following:
- Machining Lab
- Drill Presses
- Precision Surface Grinders
- Mazak Turning Center
- Mazak Machining Center
- Haas CNC
- Agie Wire EDM
- Sodick Die-Sink EDM
- Two Computer Labs (4-station and 10-station)
Manufacturing Assistance Center
210 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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