3D printing informs Dayton Superior accessory prototyping

Source: Dayton Superior Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio

A new Innovation Center at Dayton Superior headquarters spans product showroom, chemical research and engineering laboratories; product testing and prototyping equipment; plus, contemporary training areas. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility is oriented around these business segments and functions:

  • Chemical Products—comprehensive laboratory and application testing; 
  • Accessories—new product concepts, prototype modeling with 3D printing technologies and capacity verification using advanced test equipment;
  • Forming—new product designs and complete forming system display areas providing voice-of-customer capabilities in a controlled environment; and,
  • Paving—expanded product development capabilities.

“The Innovation Center coincides with the company’s commemoration of 90 years leading the industry in the design, manufacturing and distribution of specialized concrete construction products, and the 113th anniversary of our Symons brand forming systems,” says Dayton Superior CEO Jim McRickard. “[It] continues our legacy of innovation by allowing us to assess, evaluate, prototype and launch new products at an industry leading pace that ultimately creates a competitive edge for our customers.”