Computer Aided Technology is Helping Iowa Manufacturers Navigate the Iowa Manufacturing 4.0 Investment Grant Program

December 15th, 2021

Buffalo Grove, IL – October 7, 2021 – Computer Aided Technology (CATI) is partnering with Iowa organizations to help them navigate the grant program recently announced by the Iowa Department of Economic Development. Launched last month, the Iowa Department of Economic Development’s Manufacturing 4.0 Grant initiative has started accepting applications. The Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Investment Grant Program was developed to help keep Iowa’s small to mid-size manufacturers stay competitive with the global market.

Computer Aided Technology, a local provider of Stratasys 3D Printers and SOLIDWORKS CAD Software, has local a local team based out of West Des Moines, IA to help determine eligibility as well as make sure companies have the right manufacturing and product development solutions in place to increase productivity and efficiency.

The Grant Program is broken down into two categories – the Manufacturing Innovation Equipment Grant and the Manufacturing IIOT Infrastructure Investment Grant. Companies must meet certain requirements to be eligible for grants under either program.

Who is eligible? Iowa manufacturers with a minimum of 51% of their revenue derived from the sale of manufactured goods, fall in the range of 31-33 NAICS codes, with at least three employees, but fewer than 75 employees across all locations, and have been in operation for at least three years.

The Manufacturing Innovation Equipment Grant is for companies looking to purchase equipment for the manufacturing process. Equipment such as 3D Printers and Post Printing technologies along with 3D Scanners qualify as purchases in this category. The Manufacturing IIOT Grant can be used toward the purchase of specialized hardware or software – including CAD Software like SOLIDWORKS.

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About Computer Aided Technology

Since 1992, Computer Aided Technology (CATI) has made it our mission to deliver and support the best product development solutions available. Our portfolio includes solutions from SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes, Stratasys, ExOne, PostProcess Technologies, DriveWorks, CAMWorks, and Creaform.
We exist so our clients can focus on what they do best – design and manufacture their products. Our clients are experts in developing their products; we are experts in putting technology solutions in place quickly and efficiently and with a consistently high level of quality. From small design firms to Fortune 500 companies, we support thousands of market-leading companies in every niche of product development, design, and manufacturing. Computer Aided Technology has the tools, the experience, the knowledge, and the dedication to bring your business vision to reality.

Anyone can sell you software or hardware; our goal is to earn the right to be your trusted advisor. For more information, visit us at or call 888-308-2284.

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