Congressman Turner released a joint statement with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) on additional funding included in the House-passed omnibus for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manufacturing Technology Program located at Wright-Patt.

“I am proud to be a strong supporter of this program, which continues to bolster Ohio’s unique manufacturing capabilities and taps into the talent at Wright-Patt. This bipartisan initiative supports Department of Defense priorities, while continuing to bring job opportunities to Ohio,'' said Congressman Mike Turner. 

John E. Leland PhD PE, Vice President for Research and Executive Director, Research Institute University of Dayton stated his support, saying: 

“Additive manufacturing has strong potential to help the Air Force reduce maintenance costs and improve readiness. The support of Congressman Turner and Congressman Ryan will allow the Air Force to more quickly implement this promising technology and reap cost savings.”