Education & Industry Technologies

Important Notice for INVENT3D printer owners, operators, and leaseholders

Do not operate your INVENT3D printer unattended without oversight for any period of time due to a potential fire hazard.  More information is available in this PDF document.


AST2 develops and implements technology at the nexus of education and workforce development, advanced manufacturing and cloud computing, leveraging the synergistic opportunities of these areas.  Additionally, AST2 can evaluate and support commercialization of advanced stage technologies, develop “path to market” strategies, and provide technical and management expertise to transition from R&D to prototyping, demonstration and commercialization with experienced personnel in technology development.

Education and Workforce Development

The INVENTORcloud™ Program, developed by AST2, is a suite of hardware and software technologies. It is an integrated, comprehensive educational program that offers project-based learning in a unique, technology-rich interactive environment for high school and post-secondary students. Read More.

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Intelligent Manufacturing and Prototyping

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AST2, solely and in conjunction with partner companies, has exceptional qualifications to design and manufacture first-of-a-kind components, equipment and systems and operates its own rapid prototyping lab.  AST2 has significant expertise in advanced manufacturing technologies and  is a founding member of the Federally-funded National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Read More.

Cloud Computing

AST2 has expertise in applying cloud computing to applications in manufacturing, education, and collaborative environments. Read More.ID-100140552