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Manufacturing Innovation

From autos, to steel, to advanced materials, innovation is the fuel that propels industry forward. Seldom is it possible to maintain a competitive edge without improving efficiency, quality and cost.

Manufacturing Innovation Features

Ohio's supercomputer: 154 trillion calculations per second

A massive computer cluster housed in the Ohio Supercomputer Center operates at staggering speeds--and businesses large and small around the state are using the digital giant to break through technological barriers.

Suburban tech centers: where community meets co-working

Inventors and entrepreneurs are finding new homes in Ohio cities--but not the ones full of expressways and skyscrapers. Tech centers, community maker spaces and business accelerators are popping up in the not-so-sleepy suburbs, where they blend co-working, convenience and community.

Ohio's R & D frontier spawns jobs, innovation and visibility

Providing funds to explore a cutting edge food processing technique, establish a national 3D printing innovation hub and attract a Global Technical Center are just some of the ways Ohio Third Frontier’s Industrial Research Development Center Program supports public-private collaboration in order to spawn innovation and create jobs.

Q & A with Jason Langdon, Cincinnati Mini-Maker Faire

Louisville had a fire-breathing pony. New York had 3-D printers and makerbots galore. Cincinnati Maker Faire Founder Jason Langdon looks forward to seeing what the local science, DIY and art community has to offer in the city's first all-ages, all-genres celebration of maker culture this October in Washington Park.

Northeast Ohio riding the wave of a rising water-tech cluster

Once a national punchline, Northeast Ohio's waterways are now wellsprings of a burgeoning water technology industry that advocates believe will be paramount to the region's economic future.
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Manufacturing Innovation Founders

Fred Miller of Seicon Limited

Fred Miller of Seicon Limited

City: Columbus

"There is no typical day. Every day presents different challenges."

Neil Brennan of 3DBakery

Neil Brennan of 3DBakery

City: Akron

Neil Brennan is founder of 3DBakery, a 3D printing company.

Ken Amicon of KissKleen

Ken Amicon of KissKleen

City: Columbus

Ken Amicon is founder of KissKleen, a glass washer invented to better clean barware.

Jeremy Flack of Flack Steel

Jeremy Flack of Flack Steel

City: Cleveland

Jeremy Flack is founder of Flack Steel, a steel service center in downtown Cleveland.

Brian Wildes of Ecolibrium Solar

Brian Wildes of Ecolibrium Solar

City: Athens

Brian Wildes is founder of Ecolibrium Solar, a startup solar company.

Dave Berchowitz of Global Cooling

Dave Berchowitz of Global Cooling

City: Athens

Dave Berchowitz is founder of Global Cooling, a company that provides high performance cooling products to the scientific, medical and electronics fields.

Manufacturing Innovation Companies

1.
TREWGrip

TREWGrip

City: Cincinnati
Industry: High Tech,Design,Manufacturing Innovation
2.
Wornick Foods

Wornick Foods

City: Columbus
Industry: Manufacturing Innovation,Ohio Third Frontier
3.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

City: Findlay
Industry: Manufacturing,Manufacturing Innovation,Ohio Third Frontier
4.
Flack Steel

Flack Steel

City: Cleveland
Industry: Entrepreneurship,Advanced Manufacturing,Manufacturing Innovation
5.
Composite Technical Services

Composite Technical Services

City: Dayton
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing,Entrepreneurship,Manufacturing Innovation
6.
M-7 Technologies

M-7 Technologies

City: Youngstown
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing,Entrepreneurial Programs,Manufacturing Innovation,Entrepreneurship