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Advanced Manufacturing

Advancing Manufacturing’s Future

For more than a century, products made in the Dayton Region and manufactured by its experienced and industrious workforce have shaped everyday life. As manufacturing has evolved, so has Dayton, maintaining its reputation as a globally competitive hub for manufacturing and innovation. With one of the largest and most developed materials and manufacturing centers in the country, you’ll be in good company.

The Dayton Region has:

  • Talent with a “can do” work ethic. Our concentration of engineering, scientific and PhD expertise is 150 percent that of the national average.
  • Connections to community partners to help you fill openings, fix problems and find the perfect location.
  • Infrastructure to move your product where it needs to go.
  • Resources to support research, development, production and logistics.
  • Access to leading research institutions and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The region’s federal manufacturing designation allows the area’s aerospace manufacturers to be more competitive in securing funding and finding markets.

Read more about the Dayton Region’s vibrant culture of commercialization, innovation, research and development below.

FASTLANE

A program of the University of Dayton Research Institute, FASTLANE-MEP is a manufacturing resource staffed with a team of specialized manufacturing and engineering consultants to help accelerate manufacturing success, advance innovation and drive growth through technology acceleration, continuous improvement, workforce development, supply chain optimization and sustainability. It connects manufacturers to a vast network of affordable resources, including expert engineers, scientists, manufacturers, suppliers and other professionals throughout the greater Dayton Region.

FASTLANE is West-Central Ohio’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) located within the University of Dayton Research Institute as the Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator Office. MEP is a national network created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help small and medium-sized manufacturers become more innovative in order to drive economic growth and create jobs.

TechSolve

TechSolve, Inc. is a nationally recognized solutions provider with expertise in process improvement consulting, advanced machining services and testing, and process monitoring and analytic products, serving the manufacturing and health care industries. Concentrating on key industry segments: aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial and commercial machining, and medical providers, TechSolve provides innovative and customized solutions to improve operational efficiencies, maximize profits, and leverage the utilization of technology in the rapidly evolving digital world.

Wright-Patt’s focus on research and development, engineering and logistics has created a strong community of STEM professionals.

  • Forbes named Dayton a top 10 STEM community, highlighting it had the fourth-largest concentration of engineers in the U.S., and was a top 10 city for engineering jobs.
  • Business Facilities Magazine ranked the region as a top 5 STEM leader and third for STEM job growth.
Building Success

Join the many businesses that continue to find success in the greater Dayton Region. From cutting-edge materials that transform flight to medical devices that bring comfort to millions, the Dayton Region has the talented workers, cost-effective financing and industry know-how to support your business. That’s why more than 500 industry firms call the region home.

The Emerson Climate Technologies Helix

The Helix Innovation Center is a 40,000-square-foot facility located on the University of Dayton campus focused on providing a collaborative environment for researchers, academia and industry professionals to develop solutions to industry challenges.

The center contains five real-world simulated environments, including a fully functioning and furnished home, a model supermarket, a light commercial environment, a commercial kitchen, and a data center. These modules provide a collective sandbox for rapid prototyping and practical applications.

Emerson Climate Technologies Helix
Spintech

A Dayton Region start-up success, Spintech LLC provides game-changing shape memory polymer technologies for composite manufacturing and structural repairs in aerospace, energy, automotive, defense and consumer markets.

Spintech’s patented Smart Tooling technology provides companies with configurable, reusable tooling for fabricating composite parts with complex geometries and/or trapped features that drastically reduce labor and capital costs, while dramatically increasing production rates. Their composite patch technology provides users with a formable, composite patch that allows them to quickly and easily make structural repairs on almost any hard, non-porous surface.

Renegade Materials

Renegade Materials is a global leader in the high-rate production of polyimide materials for high-service temperature aerospace applications up to 2,000 °F. Their AFR-PE-4, RM-1100, MVK-14M FreeForm™ and FireWalker Polyceramic products are light-weight, highly engineered prepregs, adhesives and hybrid composite systems that enable maximum performance and fuel efficiency in commercial and military aircraft structures.

DRT Medical

DRT Medical is comprised of medical industry experts and manufacturing technologies focused exclusively on developing solutions for procedure-specific instruments, orthopedic implants and other medical applications. Their portfolio includes neurosurgical instruments and orthopedic, spine, knee, hip and shoulder implants. They ensure every relationship is guided by respect and integrity.

Southpaw

Southpaw focuses on Dysfunction in Sensory Integration (DSI) and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The company is dedicated to developing and manufacturing sensory integration dysfunction and neurodevelopmental products for teachers in the classroom and for parents for use at home under the guidance of a therapist to help people overcome challenges.

A program of the University of Dayton Research Institute, FASTLANE-MEP is a manufacturing resource staffed with a team of specialized manufacturing and engineering consultants to help accelerate manufacturing success, advance innovation and drive growth through technology acceleration, continuous improvement, workforce development, supply chain optimization and sustainability. It connects manufacturers to a vast network of affordable resources, including expert engineers, scientists, manufacturers, suppliers and other professionals throughout the greater Dayton Region.

FASTLANE is West-Central Ohio’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) located within the University of Dayton Research Institute as the Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator Office. MEP is a national network created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help small and medium-sized manufacturers become more innovative in order to drive economic growth and create jobs.

TechSolve, Inc. is a nationally recognized solutions provider with expertise in process improvement consulting, advanced machining services and testing, and process monitoring and analytic products, serving the manufacturing and health care industries. Concentrating on key industry segments: aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial and commercial machining, and medical providers, TechSolve provides innovative and customized solutions to improve operational efficiencies, maximize profits, and leverage the utilization of technology in the rapidly evolving digital world.

Wright-Patt’s focus on research and development, engineering and logistics has created a strong community of STEM professionals.

  • Forbes named Dayton a top 10 STEM community, highlighting it had the fourth-largest concentration of engineers in the U.S., and was a top 10 city for engineering jobs.
  • Business Facilities Magazine ranked the region as a top 5 STEM leader and third for STEM job growth.

Join the many businesses that continue to find success in the greater Dayton Region. From cutting-edge materials that transform flight to medical devices that bring comfort to millions, the Dayton Region has the talented workers, cost-effective financing and industry know-how to support your business. That’s why more than 500 industry firms call the region home.

The Helix Innovation Center is a 40,000-square-foot facility located on the University of Dayton campus focused on providing a collaborative environment for researchers, academia and industry professionals to develop solutions to industry challenges.

The center contains five real-world simulated environments, including a fully functioning and furnished home, a model supermarket, a light commercial environment, a commercial kitchen, and a data center. These modules provide a collective sandbox for rapid prototyping and practical applications.

Emerson Climate Technologies Helix

A Dayton Region start-up success, Spintech LLC provides game-changing shape memory polymer technologies for composite manufacturing and structural repairs in aerospace, energy, automotive, defense and consumer markets.

Spintech’s patented Smart Tooling technology provides companies with configurable, reusable tooling for fabricating composite parts with complex geometries and/or trapped features that drastically reduce labor and capital costs, while dramatically increasing production rates. Their composite patch technology provides users with a formable, composite patch that allows them to quickly and easily make structural repairs on almost any hard, non-porous surface.

Renegade Materials is a global leader in the high-rate production of polyimide materials for high-service temperature aerospace applications up to 2,000 °F. Their AFR-PE-4, RM-1100, MVK-14M FreeForm™ and FireWalker Polyceramic products are light-weight, highly engineered prepregs, adhesives and hybrid composite systems that enable maximum performance and fuel efficiency in commercial and military aircraft structures.

DRT Medical is comprised of medical industry experts and manufacturing technologies focused exclusively on developing solutions for procedure-specific instruments, orthopedic implants and other medical applications. Their portfolio includes neurosurgical instruments and orthopedic, spine, knee, hip and shoulder implants. They ensure every relationship is guided by respect and integrity.

Southpaw focuses on Dysfunction in Sensory Integration (DSI) and related neurodevelopmental disorders. The company is dedicated to developing and manufacturing sensory integration dysfunction and neurodevelopmental products for teachers in the classroom and for parents for use at home under the guidance of a therapist to help people overcome challenges.

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