By 1950, Akron, Ohio was the "Rubber Capital of the World." Among the large-scale rubber producers to have factories in the area were B.F. Goodrich, Goodyear, and Firestone. Today, Ohio is #1 in glass, plastics, and rubber manufacturing. Ohio is a leader in advanced manufacturing and the state’s workforce is the third largest in the country.

Product Design

Digitally modeled boat propellar

Cotty Fay Marine Design is a small firm in Washington state that uses its engineering expertise to improve the design and performance of products, ranging from the mechanical parts on watercraft to the manufacturing equipment used by various industries.

Transportation Studies


TotalSim US, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) consulting and solutions firm based in Dublin, Ohio, is helping the state of California certify fuel efficient and environmentally friendly tractor-trailers using resources provided by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).

Computing Abroad

Computing Abroad

Andrew Paluch, associate professor of chemical, paper, and biomedical engineering at Miami University, has an established relationship with a university in Brazil. The Ohio Supercomputer Center helped Paluch as he conducted a workshop in Brazil using Open OnDemand.

Enhancing Analysis

Enhancing Analysis

The Ohio State University Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center (MCIC) is directed by Tea Meulia and serves as a shared technology laboratory to facilitate research in microscopy, genomics and bioinformatics. Meulia connected with the Ohio Supercomputer Center as she realized the volumes of data they generated and processed required additional computational power.

Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

D2H Advanced Technologies specializes in computational fluid dynamics, which is used to model how fluids behave when they are moving through and around objects. To provide their clients, such as NASCAR, with the best models and information possible, they turned to the Ohio Supercomputer Center to support their testing.  

Funding Allocations

Ask any parent worldwide what the most important thing in life is, and the answer will likely be his or her children. Allocations of public funds for families with children vary wildly from country to country, and besides affecting a family’s bottom line these programs could affect a child’s development as well.

Weld-induced Distortion

Weld-induced distortion is an expensive and time-consuming problem for manufacturers of heavy equipment to overcome. However, modeling and simulation can be a major tool to help manufacturers predict and understand possible distortion, avoiding repair costs and waste down the road.