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California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)

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Utilizing staff expertise and collaborative partnerships, CMTC enhances operational performance and productivity, drives new product development, market expansion, and technology adoption for California’s manufacturers. CMTC serves the unique needs and challenges of small and medium-sized manufacturers through a broad array of services which improve the top and bottom line.

CMTC exclusively serves small and medium-sized manufacturers who represent 94% of the manufacturers in California and create 90% of the sector’s job growth. These are high paying jobs with each creating an additional 3 to 5 non-manufacturing jobs that also contribute to the California economy.

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Leader of California’s Manufacturing Network

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To facilitate access to services and expand outreach, CMTC formed and leads California’s Manufacturing Network. The Network provides a broad range of technical assistance services and resources in urban and rural regions throughout California. It is a collaboration of more than 25 manufacturing-focused partners who assist CMTC in delivering a statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.

California’s Manufacturing Network serves more than 1,200 manufacturers annually, generating significant positive financial impacts for our clients and for the public good in California.  The Network measures its performance via third party administered client surveys which quantify satisfaction and impact.

Success Stories

Rebuilding infrastructure through Training

Reported Year
DFI needed an immediate solution to improve product quality and on-time delivery. They had experienced a spike in customer return and, via internal reviews, identified pre-shipment quality issues. In addition, their on-time delivery was low. In assessing the issues, DFI management isolated a key root cause as blueprint reading errors. As a company

Innovation through 3D Printing Technology

Reported Year
To continue to innovate and serve its clients’ changing technology needs, Metron Optics wanted to explore what it would take to evolve its manufacturing operations to include additive manufacturing (3D printing). The company’s interests included how to minimize risk of adoption, recommended designs for the additive process, and a solution selection

Manufacturing reports

Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022