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Industry Partners

Access to these companies through CDME provides university faculty direct access to manufacturing capabilities, commercialization processes, and industry experts. Contact us today!

IC3D Printers

IC3D is a leading manufacturer of 3D printing consumables and products, including a line of high quality filaments developed exclusively for 3D printing which is manufactured in Ohio, USA. The company also designs and builds a series of custom 3D printers. Under the partnership agreement, IC3D has installed a series of 3D printers at the center and supplied the center with filament. CDME staff are utilizing the printers in support of partner projects and on-going engineering initiatives. Addition of the printers will greatly enhance CDME’s rapid prototyping and engineering analysis capabilities.


Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company has come to the CDME with the task of analyzing and improving the forming processes used with pre-decorated steels to expand their capabilities and improve product performance. The goal is to develop standard verified test methods for the analysis of these substrates.


Alotech has successfully worked with key industry players to provide solutions to complex design problems.Alotech has developed a unique process for manufacturing component parts - known as Ablation. Ablation utilizes
hydro-solidification to rapidly transform liquid alloys into solids which results in superior material properties compared to traditional metal casting and forging processes.

Rea Magnet Wire

Rea is not only a leader in supplying magnet wire for manufacturers around the world, they’ve earned a reputation for leadership in quality, innovation, service and collaboration. Since 1933, their commitment has been to help customers succeed, and they continue to have a singular focus on providing the right solutions to meet customer needs. 

Edison Welding Institute (EWI)

EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry. Since 1984, they have provided applied research, manufacturing support, and strategic services to leaders in the aerospace, automotive, consumer products, electronics, medical, energy & chemical, government, and heavy manufacturing industries. By matching their expertise in materials joining, forming, testing, and modeling to the needs of forward-thinking manufacturers, they successfully create practical, efficient, and effective solutions in product design, fabrication, and production. 

Honda North America

It’s been more than 30 years since the first U.S.-made Honda Accord rolled off the line at their Marysville manufacturing plant in November 1982. Over the years the quality of their products and the unstoppable spirit of their highly skilled Ohio associates have allowed them to continually set new standards of engineering excellence. Today, their operations include four state-of-the-art plants here in Ohio, employing nearly 9,500 people and contributing millions of dollars to the Ohio economy every year.