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Dayton Horvath
Director, Emerging Technology & Investments

Dayton is the Director of Emerging Technology at The Association for Manufacturing Technology, where he leads market research, consulting, and data product development in new technologies. With an initial focus on additive manufacturing, Dayton is expanding AMT’s membership, thought leadership, and offerings in such high growth manufacturing technologies. As part of his industry coverage, he speaks regularly at international conferences and contributes content to industry publications. Dayton’s subject matter expertise extends to strategic investments and M&A in the advanced manufacturing and materials industries thanks to his experience as an investment banking Principal at NewCap Partners. Previously, Dayton founded and grew his independent consultancy, The Additive Executive, which provided strategic advice, market analysis, and technology scouting for corporate groups and startup clients. Prior to The Additive Executive, he led the Materials Design and Manufacturing coverage area at Lux Research, a strategic advisory and market research firm. He provided advice and technical expertise on advanced materials, design, and manufacturing technologies to more than 100 Innovation 1000 clients. His role involved managing a compelling research agenda, scouting and interviewing startups, authoring company profiles and reports, as well as making introductions for clients to startups. Dayton began his career working with a venture-backed startup called Citrine Informatics, conducting user interviews to better understand the value proposition behind their machine learning materials data platform. Dayton graduated with his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also graduated from the University of Connecticut as a University Scholar and Honors Scholar with his B.S. in Chemistry, and minors in Business as well as Materials Science & Engineering.

Dayton is the Director of Emerging Technology at The Association for Manufacturing Technology, where he leads market research, consulting, and data product development in new technologies. With an initial focus on additive manufacturing, Dayton is expanding AMT’s membership, thought leadership, and offerings in such high growth manufacturing technologies. As part of his industry coverage, he speaks regularly at international conferences and contributes content to industry publications. Dayton’s subject matter expertise extends to strategic investments and M&A in the advanced manufacturing and materials industries thanks to his experience as an investment banking Principal at NewCap Partners. Previously, Dayton founded and grew his independent consultancy, The Additive Executive, which provided strategic advice, market analysis, and technology scouting for corporate groups and startup clients. Prior to The Additive Executive, he led the Materials Design and Manufacturing coverage area at Lux Research, a strategic advisory and market research firm. He provided advice and technical expertise on advanced materials, design, and manufacturing technologies to more than 100 Innovation 1000 clients. His role involved managing a compelling research agenda, scouting and interviewing startups, authoring company profiles and reports, as well as making introductions for clients to startups. Dayton began his career working with a venture-backed startup called Citrine Informatics, conducting user interviews to better understand the value proposition behind their machine learning materials data platform. Dayton graduated with his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also graduated from the University of Connecticut as a University Scholar and Honors Scholar with his B.S. in Chemistry, and minors in Business as well as Materials Science & Engineering.

Posts by Dayton Horvath
Technology
By Dayton HorvathJul 14, 2023

Working Towards the Future of 3D Design

The latest software and new organizations are addressing the limitations of current 3D design tools and aiming to spread compatibility and support. Additionally, Formnext Forum Austin offers you the chance to shape the future of industrial 3D printing.

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Technology
By Dayton HorvathApr 02, 2023

Investment Trends in Additive Manufacturing: Shifting Focus

Application investments flourish while next-generation technology developers take on the future.

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Technology
By Dayton HorvathNov 01, 2022

Six Innovations from the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion at IMTS 2022

IMTS 2022 was buzzing with excitement over the newest additive manufacturing innovations — from hybrid technologies to specialty applications and new printing methods.

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Technology
By Dayton HorvathMay 19, 2022

Investment Trends in Additive Manufacturing

What venture capital funding data says about the future of additive manufacturing.

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Technology
By Dayton HorvathApr 01, 2022

Investment Trends in Emerging Technologies: Are We There Yet?

What funding data says about the future for robotics, additive manufacturing, and the software tying it all together.

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Technology
By Dayton HorvathDec 06, 2021

Computer vision and machine learning bring advances to additive manufacturing

As an incredibly data-rich process, AM lends itself to increasing levels of data collection, processing, and analysis to optimize part designs for performance requirements and addressing print quality and repeatability.

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