PLASTICS industries, RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGY, and COMPUTER software development
This article reports that Agr*TopWave LLC's PETWall technology to monitor bottle-wall thickness has been integrated with Virtual Prototyping software from Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI) of Holland, Ohio. The combined technology offers closed-loop control in real time on commercial blow molding systems. PETWall continuously monitors every container during production to verify that material is distributed as specified, and it identifies problems. PTI's Virtual Prototyping analyzes the data generated by PETWall and provides direct feedback to the machine, making adjustments.
PROTOTYPES, TEST marketing, MARKETING research, ECONOMIES of scale, and FUEL cells
Reports on the increase in the commercial demand for fuel-cell products and services, including revenues from prototyping and test marketing, in 2009, based from World Fuel Cells, a study from the Freedonia Group Inc.,a Cleveland, Ohio-based industrial market research firm. Effect of the reduction of the costs technology and economies of scale on fuel cells; Growth of fuel-spending in 2009; First large-scale commercial application for fuel cells.
American Machinist. Dec2005, Vol. 149 Issue 12, p46-47. 2p.
SCREWS, MEDICAL equipment, and DENTAL equipment
The article focuses on the use of screw machines in the operations of medical and dental supplies manufacturer Criterion Tool & Die Inc. based in Brookpark, Ohio. Setup and programming are important when running non-traditional screw-machine parts according to Criterion president Tanya DiSalvo. The company uses its screw machines to produce cervical plates. Most of bone-screw jobs of Criterion entail prototyping the individual thread patterns used by different bone-screw companies.
COATINGS industry, LICENSED products, and INDUSTRIAL productivity
The article reports on the launching of the AlodineEC2 high performance coating line produced by American Trim LLC based on Lima, Ohio. This high performance coating line is operational and ready to support full production and prototyping. Through this opening, the company becomes the largest Licensed Product Center of coating developed by Henkel Corp.
Ward's Auto World. Jul2011, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p10-12. 2p.
ENGINEERS, RESEARCH institutes, PROTOTYPES, ENGINEERING design, and AUTOMOBILE interiors
The article focuses on the launch by Inteva Products of an engineering center in Vandalia, Ohio in 2011. The center aims to support the development of vehicle interiors and to provide job opportunities to engineers. The center features a laboratory with a contact-based coordinate measuring machine and an area for prototyping parts for production.
MANUFACTURING industries, GOVERNMENT programs, FINANCE, ECONOMICS, THREE-dimensional printing, and ORTHODONTIC appliances
The article discusses the U.S. government's multi-million dollar National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute project which will be initially based in the city of Youngstown, Ohio, focusing on the government's attempt to boost the niche manufacturing technology which features three-dimensional rapid prototyping. According to the article, the Invisalign brand of orthodontic braces from manufacturer Align Technology Inc. is one example of an additive manufacturing product.
The article discusses additive manufacturing in Northeast Ohio and a call for proposals by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute as of December 2012, focusing on an analysis of the 3-D printing and rapid prototyping industry in Ohio. It states that additive manufacturing is used in the plastics industry for low-volume production and prototyping processes.
Smart Business Akron/Canton. May2016, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p20-20. 2/3p.
RAPID prototyping, MANUFACTURES, and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses how Ohio has figured out additive manufacturing/3-D printing as a strategic technology focus area for the manufacturing industry. According to Tim Sweeney of JobsOhio, Ohio has a healthy talent pool and is well-positioned to be a place where it is not so expensive to manufacture compared to other states. The participation of many Ohio organizations in National Network for Manufacturing Innovation programs is cited.