Established in 1995, the Institute for Manufacturing and Sustainment Technologies (iMAST) coordinates Navy ManTech efforts at the Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory, one of seven U.S. Navy University Affiliated Research Centers. Located in State College, PA, iMAST addresses challenges related to Navy and Marine Corps weapon system platforms in the following technical areas: materials processing, laser processing, advanced composites, manufacturing systems, repair and sustainment, and complex systems monitoring. iMAST supports the Navy and Marine Corps systems commands, as well as PEOs and Navy laboratories. iMAST also manages the Repair Technology (RepTech) program and applies new and emerging technologies to improve the capabilities of Navy depots, shipyards, Marine Corps Logistics Bases and lower level maintenance activities throughout the fleet. RepTech cooperates and communicates with Navy COEs, the joint depot community, DoD industrial activities, industry, PEOs and university laboratories to improve sustainability, reliability and system availability.