The Region’s Largest Design & Contract Manufacturing Trade Show
The Design-2-Part Show is the most efficient place to meet hundreds of high-quality American suppliers of custom parts, stock parts, and manufacturing services. From design and prototypes to production, finishing, and assemblies —get the instant answers you need at this show.
The Akron, OH show will exclusively feature American suppliers that can help your business mitigate risk, shorten the supply chain, and get parts manufactured on time.
Greater Ohio Show Information
|When:||October 6 & 7, 2021|
|Hours:||Wednesday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm
|Where:||John S. Knight Center
Why You Should Attend
See New Technology
Get Tighter Tolerances
Find Second Sources
Discover New Materials
Additive Manufacturing, Design Services, Castings, Ceramic Parts, Coatings, Design & Engineering Services, Electronic Components, Electronics Assembly, Extrusions, Fasteners, Finishing, Forming, Grinding, Machinery - Design, Build & Rebuild, Mechanical Components, Molds & Mold making, Plastic Parts & Components, Prototyping, Rubber Parts & Components, Springs, Stampings, Surface Mount, Technology Test, Inspection, Measurement, Tooling, Welding ...and so much more!
Learn about the Greater Ohio show…
The Akron, OH show will feature 115 exhibiting companies.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet so many high-quality,
reliable American manufacturers in one place.
Show Location: John S. Knight Center
The John S. Knight Center is the perfect venue for the Design-2-Part Show. Conveniently located between Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh, the center is easily reached by several major highways including I-71, I-76, I-77 and I-271, U.S. 8 and the Ohio Turnpike. The Knight Center features plenty of convenient parking and is also in close proximity to two airports.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who exhibits at a D2P show?
The exhibitors are regional and national contract manufacturers and job shops who offer manufacturing and service capabilities in more than 300 product categories for the metal, plastics, rubber, and electronics industries.
Who attends a D2P show?
The attendees are manufacturing engineers, design engineers, manufacturing management, and purchasing personnel involved in outsourcing decisions for parts & services. The attendees come from small to large companies and are looking for manufacturing services.
Is there a cost to attend?
No, registration and admission is free. For your convenience, it is recommended that you pre-register online in advance of the show.
What is the benefit of registering in advance for free?
Pre-registered attendees will gain quicker entrance into the show with limited wait time. You will also receive access to online planning tools, as well as last-minute show updates and announcements.
Can I bring sample parts, blueprints, and drawings?
Yes, many of our attendees bring actual parts or plans for the exhibitors to quote on. D2P shows are working shows and the exhibitors welcome the opportunity to get down to business.
What if I am interested in exhibiting?
We welcome the opportunity to give you a customized exhibiting quote. Please email or call to discuss booth packages, pricing options, eligibility, and to see what locations are available.
Contact a sales representative today for more details at 800-225-4535, or please click here to contact us by email.
"I came looking for machining companies with technology to support services we are unable to do internally. The show was great. It was my first time coming and went beyond my expectations. Very Valuable! I received so much information."
"We were looking for metal castings and found plenty of great companies to potentially work with, however, the best part was talking with people we'd never expect to and coming up with some great ideas and collaborations."
"We are in between projects and are looking to expand our supplier base for the next project. The show was a great way to interface with new, diverse suppliers and it fully met my expectations."