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Smart Manufacturing - Ohio Digital Thread Initiative III
This PDAC request solidifies the role of Community College’s in delivering agile training in I4.0 technologies at the speed of industry and establishes a workforce that can readily work with emerging I4.0x technologies such as Cobotics, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as they transition to the shop floor. Products from this work will flow to Ohio Community Colleges, Tech Centers and ultimately nationwide.
Organization Details
ARCTOS Technology Solutions, LLC
1270 N. Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, Ohio. 45432
Greene
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Organization Contact Details
Joe Sciabica
SVP for Strategy and Partnerships
ARCTOS Technology Solutions, LLC
937-479-0175
1270 N. Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, Ohio. 45432
Greene
Rollie Dutton, ARCTOS Technology Solutions, Roland.Dutton@arctos-us.com 937-956-9039
Location Details
Beavercreek
Greene
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
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Community Details
Ohio’s key historical differentiator in manufacturing has been in precision manufacturing, which is at the very core now of an art and skill that Digital Engineering can more effectively perfect as we continue to drive from I4.0 to I4.0x capabilities.

• Manufacturing is core to Ohio’s GDP, now 4th largest manufacturing state – dropping from being the 3rd a few years ago. This initiative will allow Ohioans to stop the decline and allow us to drive towards #1 in the future through focused Digital Engineering efforts
• Digital skills moving from design and inspection bookends to the full digital thread – enabling greater throughput by existing workforce and systems
• Trained/available workforce is a huge limiting factor on regional job growth. Digital Engineering empowers workers to work at a higher knowledge level. One worker can now oversee the operation of up to 13 systems through autonomy and AI
• These are desirable, highly paid, highly rewarding jobs – a sense of accomplishment through product creation
• Historically aerospace with its high-performance demands has been the vanguard in new processes and these processes flow to medical, automotive and energy sectors enhancing the quality of life for all
The 2019 funded PDAC Ohio Digital Thread Initiative positioned Ohio to operate in an I4.0 manufacturing environment. The initiative funding to date has allowed:

• The establishment of the Air Force ManTech/ARCTOS Regional Fabrication & Certification Training Laboratories program focused on the development of new training models that enable the U.S. industrial base transition to a digital manufacturing environment rapidly and successfully.
• The establishment of a robust relationship with the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) in support of their Digital Transformation Strategy, Focus Area 5: Workforce Development.
• Engagement with three Ohio community colleges who are working with industry and DoD partners to define, develop and deploy stackable fit-for-purpose training packages that reduce the barriers to adoption of I4.0 technologies.

Each Ohio Community College has a unique but complementary focus area:
 Lorain County Community College (Elyria) – Automation & Robotics;
 Sinclair Community College (Dayton) – Digital Thread;
 Clark State Community College (Springfield) – Laser Materials Processing/Photonics
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Joe Sciabica
937-479-0175
Joe.Sciabica@arctos-us.com
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