Applied Technology Center​

The CVTC Applied Technology Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is designed to accommodate the development of business start-ups for microfabrication and other advanced manufacturing technologies. Move your project to commercialization faster with access to the latest equipment and technology.

Features at a Glance

  • 38,000 square feet of incubation space
  • Ultra-modern applied research facilities
  • Ample wetlabs space
  • Exceptional Class 100 Cleanroom facility
  • Advanced micro-machining technologies
  • Access to Nanorite
  • Flexible tenant space
  • Supportive business resources
  • Access to education

Contact Us

We are happy to answer all of your questions! For more information, or to set up a tour, please contact:

CVTC Applied Technology Center

Equipment Access Program

Haas machining mill This program will allow your company access to CVTC’s Applied Technology Center’s equipment for business development or proof-of-concept analysis without displacing your current production equipment. The Equipment Access Program is not designed for day-to-day production jobs.

Benefits for Your Company

  • Access to the latest machine tool equipment and technology.
  • The ability to do production runs for undefined or undeveloped markets
  • Access to training and technical assistance for your new product venture.


Hourly rates may include on-site lease of storage space and access to authorized equipment.

Manufacturing Equipment:

Turning Centers

  • Haas SL10
  • Haas SL20 without live tooling

Swiss Machining

  • Citizen A20
  • Citizen L20

Machining Centers

  • Haas Horizontal Machining Center HS-1
  • Haas Mini-Mill
  • Haas Office Mills
  • Haas Super Mini-Mill 2
  • Haas VF1 Vertical Machining Center
  • HAAS VM-2


Electrical Discharge Machining

  • Funuc Robotic Wire EDM
  • Makino Edge 2 Series 2000 Sinker EDM


  • OGP (Note: OGP only—OGP rental included in the above equipment pricing)
Electrical discharge machine​

Specified Manual Equipment may be available – Please contact for details.

* Available equipment subject to change.

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NanoScience Laboratory Equipment

Due to the rapidly changing manufacturing technology, our available equipment changes frequently.

Microscopy technology
High Powered Microscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
Scientific Equipment
  • Dry-Box Storage
  • Esco Airstream Class II Biohood
  • Freezer
  • Hirayama Autoclave
  • Incubator
  • 3-Liter Microbial and Cell-Culturing
  • Bio-Reactors
  • PCR Thermal Cycler
  • Probe Sonicator
  • Zeiss Universal Contrast/Fluorescence Microscope

* Available equipment subject to change.

Using a microscope in the cleanroom
Class 100 Cleanroom Equipment:
  • Dektak Profilometer
  • Key High Thermal Evaporator
  • Laurell Spin Coater
  • Nanometrics Reflectometer
  • Plasmatherm 790 Reactive Ion Plasma Etcher
  • Pfieffer Helium Leak Checker
  • Suss MJB-3 Contact Aligner
  • Suss Probe Station with Keithley Source-Meter
  • Wet Etch Bench
  • Zeiss Axiotron Optical Microscope w/video capture

Tenant Space

Space is available for lease for your new or existing business. Tenants at CVTC’s Applied Technology Center will enjoy access to advanced processes that can dramatically change the way their products are made and brought to market. We offer competitive and affordable rates.


CVTC’s Applied Technology Center leases include:

  • Common reception area
  • Multi-media conference room
  • Multi-media training room
  • Telephone and high speed Internet access
  • Wireless access
  • Copy machine/fax machine
  • Loading dock
  • Secure entry system with 24-hour access
  • Spacious parking facilities
  • Snow/refuse removal
  • Lawn care
  • On-site management and maintenance

Other Services Available:

  • Nearby overnight shipping services
  • Catering service


The CVTC’s Applied Technology Center partners with many economic development entities. We are happy to help connect you with any of the following community resources.

  • Economic Development Agencies
  • Momentum West
  • Small Business Development Center
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls 
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Western Dairyland
OEM Cleanroom

Contact Us

We are happy to answer all of your questions! For more information, or to set up a tour, please contact:

CVTC Applied Technology Center


The CVTC Applied Technology Center for is conveniently located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, approximately 80 miles east of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The facility is easily accessible via Interstate 94, is connected by numerous major highway systems in the region, and is within minutes to the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.

CVTC Applied Technology Center
2322 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703

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