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FastLane Helps Triangle Precision Increase Capacity With Automation

The CNC lathe machine operation with automatic loader by robotic arm
Credit: iStock/Phuchit

Triangle Precision, located in Kettering, Ohio, provides close tolerance precision machining, forming, and fabrication to many vital industries including aerospace, defense, high-speed printing, electronics, racing, medical, and automotive.

Triangle Precision contacted FastLane, part of the Ohio MEP and the MEP National Network™, to see how it could leverage automation to improve efficiency and provide more capabilities to new and existing clients in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain. It also needed to renew its AS9100 and ITAR certifications. These certifications are critical to its business model because they are required for half of its business volume.

“FastLane is the one source that I call to find the resources I need to manage my company. They understand my business and always point me in the best direction for my needs.” 

— Bryan Holzinger, President

The FastLane team helped Triangle see how automation could improve its efficiency. Leveraging the Ohio Defense Manufacturing Community (ODMC) grant, FastLane helped Triangle to automate its new three-axis CNC machine by adding an articulating arm and conveyor system. This created the opportunity for lights-out machining (a production method that requires little to no human interaction), making the Triangle team more productive. FastLane also assisted Triangle in renewing its AS9100 and ITAR certifications, allowing the retention of current DOD business and improving its ability to compete for more commercial aerospace business.


  • $2,300,000 in new or retained sales
  • 22 created or retained jobs
  • $243,000 in new investment
  • $142,000 in cost savings

Success stories from the MEP National Network

The MEP National Network has more than 1,200 success stories representing its work with U.S. manufacturers. Find out how MEP Centers in your area have helped thousands of manufacturers improve operations, increase profits, create or maintain jobs, and establish a foundation for long-term business growth and productivity. Centers tailor services to meet critical needs, ranging from process improvement and workforce development to specialized business practices, including supply chain integration, innovation, and technology transfer.

Could your company benefit from assistance with leveraging automation? Connect with your local MEP Center for more information.

The Ohio MEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Ohio. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that helps small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy. The MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the MEP Advisory Board, MEP Center boards, and the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as more than 1,450 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 430 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources it needs to succeed. 

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