Partnership With Ohio State

Proto Precision Additive: Private Sector Agility, Ohio State Depth

As a small business we are completely in-tune with the universal needs of other small businesses; rapid turn-around, responsiveness and high quality products. Our close partnership with the Ohio State University allows us to go above and beyond for our clients.

Throughout our history, President Sugu Suguness, a Distinguished Ohio State Alumni, has invested in a variety of manufacturing technologies that are currently housed on the OSU campus. Through our close relationship with OSU, Proto Precision Additive has full access to the best equipment the industry has to offer, to OSU researchers with deep domain expertise and the best and brightest students currently enrolled at the Ohio State University.

Additive Manufacturing Machines and Materials

Trumpf Tru-Print 3000   nickel alloys, steels, aluminum, cobalt chrome
ExOne   steels, magnesium alloys, nickel alloys
ProJet 660Pro ceramics, including alumina and YSZ
ProJet 3500 HD   ABS-like cured photopolymers
FormLab Form 2   resin
Mcor IRIS HD   common 8 1/2 x 11″ paper
Afinia H800   ABS, PLA, PC-ABS
Afinia H400   ABS, PLA, PC-ABS
Stratasys   ABS, PLA, ACA, PC-ABS
Mark Forged 2   nylon, nylon carbon fiber


Access to Top-Tier Machines & Technology

Proto Precision Additive’s partnership with The Ohio State Universities Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), allows Proto access to Ohio State faculty and staff’s deep domain expertise in:

  • Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Characterization/Inspection/Testing
  • Machining
  • Heat-Treatment
  • Design and Simulation

The CDME’s Continued Investment In Technological Advances

The Center for Design and Manufacturing focuses on Applied Engineering using advanced manufacturing technologies to help meet the growing needs of industry. The Ohio State University CDME currently operates more than $12,000,000 worth of manufacturing equipment.

CDME’s robust catalog of equipment is capable of performing advanced manufacturing operations, including:

  • Advanced Welding
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Forming & Joining
  • Injection Molding
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Pressing
  • Die Casting
  • Materials Testing
  • CNC Machining
  • Tooling
  • Biomedical/Biomechanical
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Application Based Artificial Intelligence

Additionally, the CDME offers services related to corrosion, mechanical behavior and design.