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Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is defined as the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies. 

This popular manufacturing method creates limitless opportunities for prototyping and one-off to medium-sized batch production. As industry trends towards lighter materials, stronger materials, quicker turnaround, and limiting resources, additive manufacturing is an optimal choice. CDME has a $3M additive manufacturing laboratory on the west side of Ohio State's Columbus campus that boasts 3D printers that process a range of materials.

Additive Manufacturing Equipment at CDME

  • Concept Laser M2 (prints metal)

      Visit metal printing webpage

  • Arcam Q10+ (prints metal)

      Visit metal printing webpage

  • ExOne Innovent (prints metal)

      Visit metal printing webpage

  • FormLab Form 2 – SLA (prints resins) 

     Visit plastic printing webpage

  • Afinia H800 – FDM (prints resins)  

     Visit plastic printing webpage

  • Afinia H400 – FDM (prints resins)  

     Visit plastic printing webpage


     Visit plastic printing webpage


     Visit plastic printing webpage

  • ProJet 660Pro – Full Color (prints ceramics)

     Visit ceramics printing webpage

  • Mcor IRIS HD (prints paper) 

     Visit paper printing webpage


  • IC3D Custom Large Format FDM
  • UV Cured
  • Full-Color Gypsum Powder
  • Full-Color LOM
  • SLA
  • Sand