We change lives by developing great people and great products that in turn create great experiences.
Kinetic Vision has been developing cutting edge products and technology for an international customer base since 1988. We are a full-service firm bringing design, engineering and development talent together to deliver progressive and imaginative product and process solutions. Our area of expertise is turning strategy into execution using the latest Digital Development Tools to support the Product Lifecycle. This includes enterprise-wide deployment of advanced technologies such as HPC modeling & simulation, industrial scanning and virtual reality, but extends to many other cost-saving and speed-to-market solutions.
The Kinetic Vision campus consists of three custom-built facilities totaling 28,000 square feet. Designed specifically for us, our offices are beautiful, functional, energy efficient and above all else, welcoming. Welcoming for our customers and for the dedicated professionals that work there, but also secure. Access is digitally activated, with centralized control and individual history. With architecture inspired from the Northwest, the buildings mix traditional brick with large expanses of architectural metal panel and porcelain tile to create a timeless, high-tech look. We’re proud to call it home.
In spite of tremendous advances in computer-aided design technology, the connection between ideas and finished products is still best accomplished by human hands. Hands that sketch concepts, run machinery, smooth and paint, and assemble and test. We value both the virtual and the physical embodiment of creativity and provide our talented craftspeople with state-of-the-art tools for each. These tools include software to design, virtually test, visualize, immersively experience, market and sell, plus the machinery and equipment to quickly turn your idea into reality. Our prototype lab features:
- Small and large format additive manufacturing
- 4-axis machining with automatic tool change
- Traditional cutting, drilling and lathe operations
- Injection molding including 24-hour part capability
- Laser cutting
- Painting and finishing
- Separate, secure wet lab
We also will test and validate your design in our inspection lab, which features:
- NDT testing including Computed Tomography (CT), laser scanning and mechanical evaluation
- Material tension/compression/shear testing at high strain rates with environmental chamber
- Digital Image Correlation (DIC) system for material property evaluation
- High-speed video (up to 24,000 fps) with data analysis
- Material coefficient of friction testing and evaluation
- Collaborative robot arms for automation of almost any inspection process
Virtual Reality (VR) is rapidly changing how products, systems and facilities are created. Powerful immersive experiences create collaboration and understanding among project teams even when located thousands of miles apart. Product design, function, quality, safety, user training, marketing and customer feedback now can all be evaluated virtually. Kinetic Vision is an industry leader, with a dedicated VR lab featuring:
- Support for all VR hardware and platforms
- Proprietary, streamlined in-house VR development pipeline
- Hybrid virtual-physical environments that create hyper-realistic experiences
Providing all aspects of product development in an in-house, end-to-end solution creates significant efficiencies from team collaboration and communication. That saves time and money. Come to us with an idea and you will leave with functioning prototypes and a tested, validated, manufacturing-ready design and the marketing plan and virtual experiences to make it a success.
Kinetic Vision is also committed to environmental sustainability. We have operated our own recycling program since 2010, and in 2011 we were awarded the Go Green Challenge Award by Hamilton County Recycling and Waste District for our outstanding recycling program and environmentally friendly building. Our company cars, a Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius, are some of the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the planet, and in 2015 we completed a full-facility solar panel installation which provides about a third of our annual electricity needs.
AweSim provides manufacturers with competitive solutions for simulation-driven design. We help to automate the prototyping process and provide affordable, accessible, and scalable M&S on HPC via:
- Online modeling and simulation apps and tools
- Educational materials and training courses
- Industry-specific expertise and consultants
AweSim is a program of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, who along with M&S industry experts are pioneering the field of M&S-as-a-service. Kinetic Vision supports this worthy program as an AweSim Expert.
Kinetic Vision is leading the Technical Advisory Committee for a new high-tech job creation and training partnership between GE Additive and Cincinnati State. Regional aerospace accelerator AeroHUB has co-developed this program to promote additive and advanced manufacturing technology and training in the region. Widely known as 3D Printing, additive manufacturing not only includes polymers, but also metals and other materials. With technical assistance from GE and leadership from Kinetic Vision, Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center will use a nearly $400,000 grant from the federally-funded LIFT Institute to develop a training program for additive technicians that will fill a skills gap in the 3D printing industry.
Starfire is a visionary organization working to build better lives for people with disabilities. The data is clear; people with disabilities grow increasingly lonely and isolated as adults. Working with one person and their family at a time, Starfire connects people to relationships and uncovers a person's talents and passions - so they can thrive in their communities alongside their neighbors. Kinetic Vision is proud of its history of partnership with this exceptional organization.
AeroHUB is an advanced manufacturing and aerospace accelerator located in southwest Ohio - the birthplace of flight. It strategically co-locates highly skilled designers, engineers, manufacturers, researchers and educators and equips them with integrated design thinking and advanced digital manufacturing systems, making first-run production and full industrialization innovations more efficient and affordable. Kinetic Vision is honored to be part of this exciting regional initiative.
The External Advisory Board (EAB) supports continuous improvement of MME undergraduate curriculum ensuring sensitivity to industry needs and ABET accreditation requirements. They serve as an “extended staff” resource for MME encouraging faculty and staff to solicit EAB support for their needs. The EAB supports recruitment of diverse set of brightest and best high school students to MME programs. They provide a connect point for industry with MME faculty and students. As a member of the EAB, Kinetic Vision is proud to support this worthwhile initiative to advance the future of STEM education with exciting technologies like Virtual Reality and Additive Manufacturing.
School districts across the country are working to prepare all their students for the future. This means giving students the skills they need to be college, career, and innovation-ready. In the STEM fields, solid preparation means giving students deeper, richer, and more relevant learning experiences through internships that complement rigorous coursework.
Kinetic Vision has partnered with Lakota East to provide internship opportunities as part of their STEAM2 program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, Mathematics and Medical). STEAM2 establishes two foundational pathways: Engineering and Biomedical. At the high school level, each pathway consists of four rigorous courses culminating with a local internship. Kinetic Vision is excited to provide internship opportunities to these exceptional students and be part of this important educational initiative.