Manufacturing-technology campus opens on Chicago’s Goose Island

Jan. 11, 2022
Company expands cloud-based software and manufacturing platform, adding technology and manufacturing jobs in Chicagoland.

Fast Radius, Inc. announced the opening of its newest manufacturing-technology campus on Goose Island in Chicago, including a microfactory and software technology center.

The Goose Island facility replicates the microfactory operating model and will offer cutting-edge CNC machining and industrial additive manufacturing (3D printing), including Carbon Digital Light Synthesis and HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, they note. The microfactory will produce component parts for companies across industries, including automotive, electric vehicles, medical and healthcare devices, and consumer goods.

The Goose Island campus also includes space for software development, manufacturing-technology development, a customer-experience center, and general offices. The location will expand Fast Radius’ manufacturing technologies, software capabilities and capacity available through the Cloud Manufacturing Platform.

Fast Radius’ microfactory network—including a microfactory in UPS’ Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky—has served more than 2,000 global customers, they note. Customers like Rawlings, Aptiv, and Satair are already using Fast Radius’ microfactories and Cloud Manufacturing Platform for cost-effective production and management of industrial-grade parts.

“There’s an ever-increasing need for innovative and sustainable manufacturing and supply chain solutions, and our Goose Island campus is designed to help meet those needs,” said Lou Rassey, co-founder and CEO of Fast Radius. “We’re proud to be part of how the world and Chicago makes new things possible, contributing to the city’s path to being a global hub and leader in technology and advanced manufacturing.”

Fast Radius has chosen to locate the new factory in close proximity to the MxD headquarters on Goose Island. For almost five years, Fast Radius has partnered with MxD, the US Institute for Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation, to strengthen American manufacturing and lead the way on what's next for the industry.