Guest Blog Author: Sheku Kamara, MSOE dean of applied research
February 6th, 2020

The Applied Technology Center™ (ATC) at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is industry’s problem solving partner. The ATC provides solutions for real-time industry challenges through several centers of excellence including the Rapid Prototyping Center and Consortium, Fluid Power Institute™ (FPI) and Professional Education Research and Development (PERD).

Through these centers, the university is able to leverage additive manufacturing and fluid power technologies; support product development efforts; and offer access to cutting-edge technology, provide customized hands-on workforce education, advanced degrees and professional development opportunities—all to give your company a competitive advantage.


Rapid Prototyping Center and Consortium

  • Direct digital manufacturing
  • 3D imaging and scanning services
  • New product development and support
  • Functional modeling
  • Access to latest additive manufacturing technologies
  • Quarterly professional development seminars and networking


Fluid Power Institute

  • In-depth testing and analysis solutions for a variety of hydraulic components under high pressure and flow conditions
  • Customized testing with highly accurate and repeatable test data
  • Components and systems design reviews
  • Troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis
  • Tribology programs


Professional Education Research & Development

  • Public or private in-house seminars with hands-on approach
  • Portable customized trainers for lab instruction
  • Reputable faculty and staff instructors
  • Long-term commitment to professional development
  • Customized seminars to meet your needs.

The Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) is offered in partnership with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and features quarterly advanced technology seminars and gives members access to the latest technology advances in fluid power, innovative solutions and networking opportunities. Topics are driven by industry.

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MSOE offers workforce development to help spur organizational growth. With a variety of short courses, professional education opportunities and advanced degree offerings, MSOE is your source for helping employees stay current or advance their skills. Professional education opportunities include fluid power seminars, technological development, customized learning, managerial and organizational improvement, project management, leadership skills, Six Sigma, and technical skills

Companies can also power their talent pipeline and help develop MSOE’s emerging talent at the same time. MSOE students are ready to hit the ground running on day one as interns or full-time employees. The university holds several on-campus recruitment events and career fairs throughout the academic year. To connect with their future workforce, employers are invited to create an account on MSOE’s Handshake platform, sponsor undergraduate student projects, mentor a project team and more.


Milwaukee School of Engineering is the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. Faculty are student-focused experts who bring real-world experience into the classroom. Longstanding partnerships with business and industry leaders enable students to learn alongside professional mentors, and challenge them to go beyond what’s possible. MSOE graduates are leaders of character, responsible professionals, passionate learners and value creators.

MSOE is recognized across the country as a university dedicated to excellence and innovation in applied research. Its Applied Technology Center™ (ATC) undertakes more than 250 company-sponsored research projects every year that are focused on providing real solutions to some of industry’s biggest problems. This work is completed through several centers of excellence like the Rapid Prototyping Center and Fluid Power Institute™.