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Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator


UDRI's Manufacturing Technology Solutions Accelerator connects manufacturers to resources that increase their competitive advantage and help them grow. Also known as FASTLANE, MTSA is team of specialized manufacturing and engineering consultants with over 200 years of combined manufacturing experience.

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

Each FASTLANE team member has a manufacturing background. This helps us identify technical and business improvement opportunities to grow your business. As an unbiased, third-party advisor we are not tied to a particular solution or provider—we seek out the best solution for your business because our success depends on your success.

The ability to apply technical capabilities, expertise and resources from UDRI, the University of Dayton and our regional partners is what sets FASTLANE apart. Moreover, because we are the greater Dayton region MEP, we can 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 brings new technology knowledge to help manufacturers accelerate growth. We provide engineering support, design and analysis, software, sensors and electronics, materials and processes, T&E, market research and analysis, and technology adaptation 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 now facing manufacturers. We offer creative solutions to enhance your talent management. By combining our knowledge of local businesses, industry insights, and partnerships with educational providers, we create strategic solutions for workforce development.

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Business Services

FASTLANE helps manufacturers deliver products and services faster, better, and more economically. We work with manufacturers, engineers, and solution providers to stay informed of supplier and machine capabilities in our eight-county region. We help you connect with the programs and capabilities you need, when you need them.

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Manufacturers must find the balance between production, regulations, energy usage, and environmental impact. We help guide you through these challenges by researching and finding solutions to overcome sustainability hurdles and reduce costs.

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Aerospace Materials & Manufacturing

Tech Hub solves technical challenges, advances technologies, and identifies suppliers so Ohio manufacturers can capture near-term and next-gen commercial aircraft supply chain opportunities.

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Events and Programs

FASTLANE works to help keep you informed of important manufacturing-related news and upcoming events. Let our team members connect you with available resources in order to help you become and stay more competitive.

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