Manufacturing News & Events

Manufacturing News & Events

 

Protective Facial masks from Merrow Manufacturing Multiscale Systems logo Morgan Kaler, senior undergraduate in Physics, and Peter Hedlesky, Ph.D. student in Applied Physics use a state-of-the art Maple Leaf Photonics probe station at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s LEAP facility to align an optical fiber to a waveguide on a passive AIM/Spark Photonics EWD PIC chip.

10-21-21

$1M for Merrow Expansion, 150 Jobs

Merrow Manufacturing of Fall River, receives CARES Act
loan administered by MassDevelopment to modernize the company’s manufacturing operations

MassMEP Press Release

11-12-21

NASA Awards MultiScale Systems

MultiScale Systems of Worcester, was selected as a winner of NASA's Entrepreneur’s Challenge and receives an award for being an entrepreneurial startup.

NASA Press Release

 

12-20-21

AIM Photonics & Spark Phonics Team-up

Spark Photonics, a Made-in-MA commercial photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design house and AIM Photonics have teamed up to develop a new educational PIC chip!

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News

Fiber is the New Computing Platform

Video interview with Sasha Stolyarov, CEO of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) headquartered in Cambridge, Mass.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $429,000 for New Space Test Facility in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD - Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new grant totaling approximately $429,000 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of new specialized equipment for testing the reliability and compatibility of spacecraft components by Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA). Located at the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC), EMA will have the only facility in the world capable of both performing testing on materials in a replicated space environment, and the only facility in the world able to design and manufacture the systems capable of producing the energy sources that can replicate the space environment here on earth.

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Finalists Selected for Connect Tech Innovation Challenge

Six companies from across Massachusetts have been selected as finalists for the Connect Tech Innovation Challenge, the fourth in a series of pitch competitions organized by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) and Lever, Inc. to identify and grow innovations inspired by challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.

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Massachusetts Wins $3.2M DoD Grant to Develop National Model for Manufacturing Technician Training

BOSTON – During a meeting of the Commonwealth’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) on Wednesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts has been awarded a new $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Manufacturing Technology Program (DoD ManTech) to develop a manufacturing technician training program that will serve as a national model. During the meeting, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, a co-chair of the AMC, announced the award, known as “MassBridge,” which will develop and test a state-based training and career pathway model for manufacturing technicians that meets the talent needs of the national Manufacturing USA Institutes and their members.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.5 Million for New Advanced Manufacturing Center

CHICOPEE — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new grant totaling approximately $2,581,109 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of a new advanced manufacturing center at Convergent Photonics in Chicopee, which is partnering with Western New England University (WNE) on the new facility. Called a ‘Lab for Education and Application Prototyping, or LEAP, the lab will focus on product development, training, and research in the field of integrated photonics, and will be the fourth lab of its kind in the state.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.5 Million in New Manufacturing Emergency Response Team Grants

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded over $6.5 Million to 13 Massachusetts organizations to develop new products to assist in the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The new grants from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (MERT) will expand the Commonwealth’s work to drive in-state manufacturing of critical products, an effort which has produced more than 11 million pieces of personal protective equipment and other critical pieces as of September.

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Massachusetts Awarded ‘Future of Manufacturing’ Grant from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new ‘Future of Manufacturing’ grant of $499,955 awarded to a collaboration of Massachusetts organizations, which will help the region’s manufacturers pivot their operations to address emerging crises.

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