"Noise and vibration control through material innovations" is a phrase I coined when DTI was formed. It is as true today as it was in the beginning; materials are the key to effectively incorporating additive damping solutions to structural dynamics and structure borne noise issues. Whether they be layered damping systems, discrete devices such as tuned vibration absorbers, isolation systems, or unique fluid flow devices, materials and an intimate understanding of their behavior and properties are the keys to developing any effective damping system design.

The idea of Damping Technologies was born out of our recognition that the critical functions needed to provide effective damping solutions were not available at any existing company. These critical functions of understanding the interdependency of structural dynamics and structure borne noise, the dynamic properties of materials and the analytical design methodologies coupled with prototype manufacturing and processing capabilities, and full production capabilities were not available from any one company. Some could perform one or two of these various functions, but none were all inclusive. For example, there were engineering consulting firms that had novel ideas when it came to designing unique damping systems, however, their lack of appreciation for the critical needs of processability and the necessity to provide their customers with a turn key solution hampered the adaptation of many effective designs. Likewise, those companies that market damping systems lacked a basic understanding of structural dynamics and material interactions coupled with effective analytical design tools and the experience to designing and develop damping systems.

I've often said, there are companies with great damping materials that can't understand why they don't sell, and likewise I've said there are many great damping system concepts sitting in consultants lower right hand desk drawers that never see the light of day. The crux of this problem is that the material suppliers do not know how to incorporate their materials into effective designs, while the engineering consultants lack the ability to reduce their ideas and concepts to a practical level for manufacturing and processing. Forming DTI, I wanted to bridge this gulf and bring all these critical functions under one roof for the benefit of our customers. We feel this has been accomplished at DTI. Our unique understanding of the dynamic properties of materials, structural dynamics, and structure borne noise along with our world-class design capabilities allow us to take all these critical elements and configure effective solutions. These strengths coupled with our manufacturing and processing capabilities sets us apart from the rest of the industry. Give us a call and let our experience and dedication become a positive force in addressing your noise and vibration control needs.

Michael L. Parin