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We are thrilled to announce that Rugged Science has been selected as one of the 26 Maryland companies to receive funding through the Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 program. This prestigious grant, part of a $1 million initiative, aims to help manufacturers invest in cutting-edge Industry 4.0 technologies, driving innovation and ensuring competitiveness in today’s rapidly evolving industrial landscape.

Receiving this grant marks a significant milestone for Rugged Science, reaffirming our commitment to pioneering advanced manufacturing processes and technologies. Rugged Science will receive $44,100 to purchase a CNC laser welder to produce ruggedized electronics for aerospace and defense. As a company dedicated to producing ultra-reliable, ruggedized computing solutions for harsh environments, the integration of Industry 4.0 technologies will further enhance our capabilities in several key areas.

Enhanced Automation and Digitization
The funding will enable us to incorporate advanced automation tools and digitization processes into our manufacturing operations. This will not only streamline production but also improve the precision and consistency of our rugged computing solutions, ensuring they meet the highest standards required for mission-critical applications.

Increased Productivity and Efficiency
By adopting Industry 4.0 technologies, Rugged Science aims to boost productivity and operational efficiency. Automation and smart manufacturing systems will reduce manual intervention, minimize errors, and accelerate production timelines, allowing us to meet growing customer demands more effectively.

Sustained Competitive Edge
The adoption of Industry 4.0 principles positions Rugged Science at the forefront of the rugged computing industry. By continuously evolving and leveraging the latest technological innovations, we can offer state-of-the-art solutions that meet the stringent demands of our customers in the defense, industrial, and other sectors.

Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution, emphasizing the role of digital transformation in manufacturing. This paradigm shift includes the integration of automation, data exchange, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing into manufacturing processes. For companies like Rugged Science, embracing these technologies is crucial to staying ahead in a competitive market and delivering superior products.

We are honored to be among the recipients of the Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 grant and excited about the opportunities it brings. This funding will not only enhance our manufacturing capabilities but also reaffirm our dedication to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. As we embark on this journey towards greater technological integration, we remain committed to providing rugged, reliable computing solutions that empower our clients to operate efficiently in the toughest environments.

The Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 program |  Full list of recipients

Stay tuned for updates as we implement these exciting advancements at Rugged Science and continue to push the boundaries of what ruggedized computing can achieve.

About Rugged Science: 

Rugged Science is a systems integration OEM that sells, designs, and manufactures shipboard systems and associated control components for the defense and industrial markets. Founded in 2012 by Defense Industry veterans, the Rugged Science mission is to provide high quality, ruggedized embedded automation products that meet challenging application requirements at an affordable customer cost.


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