Advanced Material Processing Center (AMP) is a Center for Research and Development for Friction Stir Welding Processes. It provides Research and Development opportunities in state-of-the-art materials joining and parts fabrication technology. Since its inception, AMP has added the state of art of Ultrasonic Spot Welding, Pulsed Arc Welding, Supersonic Cold Spray, Virtual Reality Joining Equipment & more.
A major achievement of the AMP Center has been the establishment of region's first National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Center. Advanced Material Processing Center (AMP) at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology along with other universities and industrial sponsors from around the world form an Industry University Co-operative Research Center (IUCRC). SDSMT has been designated the headquarters for this NSF/IUCRC Research center.