The Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP) helps Ohio manufacturers increase productivity, growth and competitiveness. The program provides funding for Ohio research institutions and other nonprofit organizations to partner with the state’s small and medium-sized manufacturers to adopt advanced manufacturing technologies.
“Ohio is a leader in manufacturing innovation,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). “We are committed to helping Ohio manufacturers find new ways to stay competitive and create jobs.”
The following projects have been funded through the AMP program:
Case Western Reserve University, located in the city of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County), was awarded $200,000 to use 3D printing to improve the cooling properties of molds used to shape molten metal.
Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), located in the city of Toledo (Lucas County), was awarded $236,347 to demonstrate the use of additive manufacturing in custom medical therapeutic devices.
EWI, located in the city of Columbus (Franklin County), was awarded $250,000 to accelerate the adoption of advanced inspection technologies for lightweight stamped parts by auto supply chain companies. The parts are used by auto supply chain companies and this will speed up the process.
University of Dayton (FASTLANE), located in the city of Dayton (Montgomery County), was awarded $250,000 to create an open-source analysis platform for industrial sensors that can be downloaded for free by any manufacturer.
The AMP program is funded by the State of Ohio and supported by local businesses and communities. AMP supplements the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio MEP), which helps Ohio's small and medium-sized manufacturers to increase sales, create jobs and generate cost savings through technological innovation, workforce training and improved management practices.
To learn more about Ohio MEP, visit: https://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_mep.htm