PolyOne Corporation (Avon Lake, OH) is to participate in a three-year collaboration project with university and industry experts to develop advanced materials and production parts using 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing.
The project is made possible through an Ohio Third Frontier grant of nearly $3 million to the University of Dayton Research Institute, which will collaborate with PolyOne and other companies to develop and produce polymer formulations that will be used in specialty applications for the aerospace and automotive industries. Other project participants include GE Aviation, Rapid Prototype & Manufacturing Inc. (RP+M; Avon Lake, OH), and Stratasys (Eden Prairie, MN).
“We are honored to be part of this collaborative project and provide our formulation expertise to develop these specialty applications,” said Dr. Christopher Murphy, VP, research and development, and chief innovation officer, PolyOne. “We look forward to working with the other project participants in Ohio to bring these new innovations to market.”
The Ohio Third Frontier is a technology-based economic development initiative that provides funding for open innovation, entrepreneurial support, value-chain development, and expansion of a skilled talent pool that can support technology-based economic growth.