Additive Manufacturing in Cleveland Plus
Additive manufacturing (AM) represents the future of the manufacturing industry and Northeast Ohio is at the center of AM innovation. Home to America Makes, the national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, Northeast Ohio is uniquely-positioned to help your business adopt and leverage AM technologies. With a strong manufacturing base, a variety of university and institutional resources, as well as connections to end-user markets already using 3D printing technology (like biomedical and aerospace), Northeast Ohio continues to build a thriving AM cluster.
The Northeast Ohio Advantage:
Supply Chain Strength: Northeast Ohio’s robust value chain offers great opportunity for companies seeking AM technology and partners. A study conducted by the collaboration of the Youngstown Business Incubator, MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network), Team NEO and America Makes identified 165 distinct companies and organizations directly involved in the AM supply chain. This number continues to grow as established and emerging partnerships accelerate the adoption and advancement of AM in the region.
End Users: Two industries core to Northeast Ohio – biomedical and aerospace – represent the leading end-user markets for direct part production via AM. NEO is home to aerospace AM leaders such as Parker Hannifin and Arconic; regional adoption of AM for medical devices and implants continues to grow in companies like SLICE, OsteoSymbionics, and QED.
In addition, AM is now experiencing rapid adoption for use in tooling, molds, jigs and fixtures – an industry at the heart of the Ohio economy. This has opened up the opportunity for manufacturers to produce components cost effectively at much lower production volumes than previously possible. This has significant implications for increasing innovation through lower fixed capital costs and shorter design iteration cycles. It is estimated that the opportunity for AM tooling production in Ohio will reach $1 billion by 2020.
Education & Research: Northeast Ohio’s higher education institutions are committed to preparing students for AM technology careers. Among the 26 accredited colleges and universities in our region (with nearly 400 more within a 150-mile radius), are these leaders committed to AM education:
- Case Western Reserve University
- University of Akron
- Cleveland State University
- Youngstown State University
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Stark State College
Interested in learning more about how your company can leverage Northeast Ohio’s additive manufacturing strengths? Please complete this short form and we will have one of our team members follow up with you. Additionally, please access the links below to download our available resources.
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|Jay Foran||Melinda McNutt|
|Senior Vice President, Industry and Innovation||Program Manager, Industry and Innovation|