The Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility (EMPF) was established in 1984 to aid the electronics industry in improving electronics manufacturing processes required in the manufacture of military systems.
Today, the EMPF operates as a national electronics manufacturing center of excellence deriving its resources from partners in industry, university and government led by ACI Technologies, Inc. (ACI). The EMPF serves as a corporate residence of expertise in electronics manufacturing. The EMPF’s principal goals are to: improve responsiveness to the needs of DoD electronics systems; ensure that deliverables make a significant impact in the electronics manufacturing industry; facilitate the development and transition of technology to the factory floor; and, expand the customer base to a national level.
The EMPF operates in a modern facility adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport with easy access from I-95. The facility houses a 10,000 square foot demonstration factory; fully-equipped classrooms; an analytical laboratory for materials and environmental testing; conference and lecture rooms with video conferencing capabilities; and an easily accessible technical library.
The EMPF offers many electronics manufacturing services and capabilities to the U.S. Navy, DoD and the U.S. electronics manufacturing industrial base. The EMPF’s resident technical staff, most of whom have advanced degrees, consists of the nation’s leading electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, materials scientists, chemists, physicists, instructors and technicians. The EMPF staff is dedicated to the advancement of environmentally safe electronics manufacturing processes, equipment, materials and practices; flexible electronics manufacturing technologies; and workforce competency in advanced electronics manufacturing.