The Advanced Manufacturing Institute was established in 1985. It is a component of the College of Engineering and is a Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation Center of Excellence, which means it receives funding from the corporation to enhance technology-based economic development in Kansas.
The Advanced Manufacturing Institute is a full-service product and process development center. Services include product design and engineering, manufacturing process development and technology development and commercialization. The institute assists faculty researchers to develop their technology for commercial use and manages an intern program focused on supplying students hands-on training and a connection to potential career opportunities.