Partnership With Ohio State

Our Unique Partnership With The Ohio State University

Through a novel public-private working agreement, Proto Precision Additive Manufacturing is tightly integrated with the Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME). A portion of our staff and equipment is co-located within the OSU CDME Laboratory and the CMDE staff and its capabilities are available as an expansion of our operation.

Additive Manufacturing Machines and Materials

Concept Laser   nickel alloys, steels, aluminum, cobalt chrome
Arcam Q10+   titanium alloys
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.