Alabama Industries Metals & Advanced Materials
From metal fabrication to 3-D printing high-tech jet engine parts to producing carbon fiber, Alabama metal and advance materials sector is growing and creating opportunities for companies that build other products or supply the tools and materials needed to make them.
Alabama exports more than $1.5 billion in primary metal annually.
Alabama has 16 National Institutes for
Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certified
programs in the state.
AIDT, Alabama’s #1 incentive, provides a
total workforce delivery system at no cost to
Alabama is home to 3 of the nation’s 7
Leading Metal and Advanced Manufacturing Companies in Alabama
Colleges with Welding Certificates/Associates
Welding offered at 18 public two-year institutions at 28 campuses. Over 3,500 graduates from the past five years.
Colleges with Machine Tool Technology / CNC Certificates/Associates
Machine Tool Technology / CNC offered at 13 public two-year institutions at 18 campuses. Over 850 graduates from the past five years.
Metals and Advanced Materials Educational Programs and Partnerships
Academic partnerships and top-ranked educational institutions offer world-class engineering programs, labs, and research for Advance Materials. 29 four-year colleges and universities and 24 two-year community and technical colleges are strategically located throughout the state.
The Center for Advanced Materials at Tuskegee University
The center is focused on applying basic applied research for the needs of a variety of defense, recreational, healthcare and commercial areas.
Advanced Composite Materials Laboratory, the University of Alabama
Includes facilities for manufacturing, characterization and modeling of advanced composites and nanostructured materials.
Offers Masters and Doctorate degrees in Polymer and Fiber Engineering. There have been 24 completions during the past 5 years.
Center for Polymer and Advanced Composites at Auburn University
This center is designed to foster collaboration between industry and university researchers.
Structural Composites Laboratory, University of Alabama at Huntsville
Supports research in the behavior and manufacturing of advanced fiber composites and cementitious composite materials.
University of Alabama, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program
Grants Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees. Faculty and students in the programs are also involved in research in the areas of metal matrix composites, mechanical properties of materials and metals, and metal processing.
Auburn University’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing (NCAME) Excellence
NCAME trains and educates the next wave of additive manufacturing (AM) specialists, researchers, technicians, end-users, innovators, and more.
University of Alabama in Birmingham Materials Processing & Applications Development (MPAD) Center
Serves the automotive, transportation, defense, infrastructure and energy industries for advanced engineered plastics and composites design, analysis, processing, manufacture and product development.