Manufacturing & Technology Solutions Accelerator

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Accelerating Your Manufacturing Success

UDRI's Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator (MTSA) office (also known as FASTLANE) is a team of specialized manufacturing and engineering consultants working to connect manufacturers to affordable expert resources that can increase their competitive advantage and help them to grow.

As a non-profit organization and member of the national network of Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP), FASTLANE performs market outreach to a vast network of manufacturers, suppliers, expert engineers, scientists, and other professionals across the greater Dayton, Ohio region.  These connections give FASTLANE the knowledge to quickly connect manufacturers to needed solutions.

Each member of the FASTLANE team has a background in manufacturing.  It is this experience which supports easy identification of technical and business improvement opportunities to help your business.

The ability to leverage UDRI resources, including technical capabilities and expertise across the institute and the university, plus that of our regional partners, is what sets FASTLANE apart.  And, because we are the greater Dayton region MEP, we are here to help control project costs for manufacturers across our region.

Who We Serve

As west central Ohio’s MEP, FASTLANE serves Shelby, Darke, Miami, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, and Greene counties. We primarily focus on small to mid-size (less than 800 employees) manufacturing firms and engineering services.  Learn more about FASTLANE.

Technology Acceleration

FASTLANE's manufacturing consultants bring expert knowledge of new technologies to manufacturers to help accelerate manufacturing growth. FASTLANE provides engineering support, design and analysis, software, sensors and electronics, materials and processes, T&E, market research and analysis, and technology adaptation (such as AM) and transfer.

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Continuous Improvement (CI)

Our consultants provide an outside perspective to help you deliver better products faster, while increasing profitability. We help assess where you are and provide a plan to cut costs, improve processes, increase innovation, and identify new opportunities.

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Workforce Development

Finding, training, and retaining workforce is the top challenge facing manufacturers today. FASTLANE offers creative solutions to enhance your talent management. By combining our in-depth knowledge of local businesses, clear industry insights, and partnerships with local educational providers, we create strategic solutions for your workforce development.

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Supply Chain Optimization

Optimizing your supply chain helps deliver products and services faster, better, and more economically. We work with a vast network of manufacturers and suppliers to stay informed of supplier and machine capabilities in our eight-county region.  We help you connect with the suppliers you need, when you need them.

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Sustainability

Manufacturers face the challenge of finding the balance between production, regulations, energy usage, and environmental impacts. We can help to guide you through these challenges by conducting research and finding solutions to overcome sustainability hurdles, often reducing costs in the process.

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Aerospace Materials & Manufacturing

Tech Hub is a commercial aviation solution designed to increase manufacturers’ competitiveness by solving technical challenges, advancing technologies, and identifying suppliers. This program better positions Ohio to capture near-term and next generation commercial aircraft supply chain opportunities.

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Resources, Events, and Programs

FASTLANE helps keep you informed of manufacturing-related news and coming events. Let our team connect you with available resources to help you become more competitive.

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CONTACT

University of Dayton Research Institute


300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7759
937-229-2113
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