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Assigning Intellectual Property

All partners sponsoring a project are assigned foreground project intellectual property. If there is a federally funded background intellectual property included in the project, a fair and reasonable license can be executed prior to the project.

CDME adds value to our partner’s manufacturing processes by collaborating and combining technologies from multiple sources throughout the university through our access to research groups and facilities. These are some of the projects currently being pursued through the center:

Innovative Technologies

Agile Tooling Database

CDME is proposing test prints to allow for validation of published data and for the collection of additional data relevant to additive materials.

Cold Spray Tooling

Cold spray is a type of rapid prototyping that deposits gas atomized molten metal onto a preformed mold. While traveling from the spray nozzle to the mold, the particles cool and many of them solidify. 

Collision Welding Induced by Metal Vaporization

Ohio State University researchers, led by Glenn Daehn and Anupam Vivek, have developed a variation of collision welding by electrically vaporizing thin metallic foils. 

Crosslinked Hydrophilic Membranes for Gas Separation

Dr. W.S. Winston Ho developed selectively permeable membranes that can be used for the separation and removal of gaseous forms of hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide, and/or hydrogen sulfide from other gases. 

Low Profile Distributed Antenna

Robert Burkholder and Walter D. Burnside provided a low profile distributed antenna (LPDA) which comprises a first and second elongated continuous conductors being kept parallel to each other and forming a transmission line, a plurality of perturbations on the first elongated continuous conductor, wherein a substantial amount of radio frequency energy transmitted by the transmission line radiates from the plurality of perturbations. Therefore, the transmission line serves as a low profile distributed antenna.

Methods for Lightweight Hyperdamping Materials

Dr. Ryan Harne developed lightweight hyperdamping materials that provide substantial vibration and noise attenuation performance over a broad spectrum of frequencies. 

Multi-Material Joining

There is a need to join dissimilar materials together in a quick, easy and mechanically sound manner. The multi-material joining project is an ongoing project that seeks to understand new joining technologies for binding different metals together.

Non-Destructive Testing Terhahertz Imaging

CDME is facilitating a joint applied research project with industry partners to develop a commercially available terahertz NDT imaging and analysis system. 

Non-Invasive Malaria Detection

Dr. Vish V. Subramaniam and Dr. Mark Drew have developed and tested a laboratory scale device (henceforth device) to detect the hemozoin crystals deposited in food vacuoles by malaria. 

Oil and Water Separation Mesh

Research at Ohio State’s Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics has recently developed a new novel mesh coating, which allows for the separation of oil from water or water from oil. 

Power and Interference Recycler for Wireless Communicating Devices

Dr. Can Emre Koksal and Dr. Ness Shroff formulated an innovative charging system that harvests unused wireless signals transmitted from the device and converts it into Direct Current (DC) to charge mobile devices. 

Precision, Low Profile Gear System

Dr. Yuan Zheng of The Ohio State University invented the circular wave drive (CWD), a compact and co-axial gear head that allows for speed reduction in rotational motions. 

Radar System using Radio Frequency Noise

A radar that uses transmitted radio frequency noise. The system utilizes predetermined, pseudorandom, or random waveforms that may be substantially matched to the impulse response of the radar and any surrounding clutter. 

Radio Frequency Friendly Metallic Plates

Metallic coatings on exterior vehicles can prevent radio frequency transmissions from entering, affecting the functions of GPS, cell phones, satellite radio, and Bluetooth. Dr. Eric Walton of Ohio State has developed metallic panels that have the benefits of those with metallic coatings while still allowing RF transmissions. 

Stretchable and Flexible E-Fiber Wire Antennas

Dr. John L. Volakis developed a new process to fabricate stretchable and flexible wire antennas using conductive fibers (or Efibers). The concept is to embroider the wire antenna using E-fibers and embed it into a stretchy polymer. The resulting wire antennas can withstand repetitive deformation. 

Superhydrophobic, Superoleophobic Surface Coatings

Research at Ohio State’s Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio and Nanotechnology and Biomimetics has recently developed a new novel coating which allows for superoleophobic and superhydrophobic properties. 

Vaporizing Foil Actuator Welding (VFAW)

VFAW provides a promising advancement for the future of vehicle manufacturing capabilities, enabling lightweight design implementation not possible by other means. The final configuration will be capable of conducting several sequential impact spot welds between large sheet metal structures, demonstrating versatility for use on future automotive joining applications.

Vehicle Obstacle Warning Radar

Dr. Eric Walton and Dr. Chi-Chih Chen of Ohio State’s ElectroScience Laboratory have developed a vehicle obstacle warning radar that can be mounted on vehicle (or anywhere else a traditional radar application may be used) that can actually detect the distance, angle, position and size/shape of the objects.

Ultrasonic Pre-Consolidation of Composites

Researchers at The Ohio State University, led by Dr. Avi Benatar, have developed an ultrasonic treatment for composites that can more consistently remove the air from within the layup, improving the performance of the composites. Here is a sneak peak at CDME's John Bockbrader assembling the ultrasonic energy table in our lab. 

Research Labs

Battery Testing Laboratory

The Ohio State University is home to a battery testing and aging facility. This facility is dedicated to battery testing, modeling, and analysis for a wide variety of battery technologies. The laboratory is designed for safe operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Data is automatically archived and available real time through a dedicated internet connection so testing can be monitored remotely.

Corrosion Science and Engineering Laboratory

In the Materials Science Engineering (MSE) department at Ohio State, research conducted at the Fontana Corrosion Center (FCC) focuses on the study of aqueous corrosion in the effort to develop better methods to protect materials from the adverse impacts of the environment. 

Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory

The Ohio State University is home to the premier gear dynamics and power transmission research laboratory in the country. The gear lab focuses on noise reduction, increased power density, increased efficiency, improved reliability, and reduced cost. Research is consistently being performed in dynamics and acoustics, design and contact mechanics, tribology, fatigue, and efficiency. 


Die Casting

CDME’s Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory is home to an industry leading die casting cell that is capable of creating near net shape components in both aluminum and magnesium alloys. The cell is a first of its kind at any U.S. university and offers industry the opportunity to access these capabilities for development of advanced lightweight structures. 

Ultrafast Capacitor Bank

The Ultrafast Capacitor Bank being designed, built, and tested by CDME consists of the energy storage/delivery system, the programmable logic controller (PLC), and the human machine interface (HMI) systems. Dr. Glenn Daehn and his group of researcher utilized advancements pioneered in the Impulse Manufacturing Laboratory (IML) to design this Ultrafast Capacitor Bank.