Pantheon3D, a Youngstown-based additive manufacturing construction company, has taken delivery of COBOD’s BOD2 3D construction printer at The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME).
CDME collaborates with Pantheon3D using COBOD technology to improve Ohio’s portfolio of affordable housing. Pantheon3D aims to provide high schools, trade unions, and construction inspectors in Ohio access to cutting-edge research thanks to the alliance with CDME. This multidisciplinary research cooperation will involve testing, print demonstrations, student experiments, curriculum development for workforce development, and student learning.
‘’We are extremely excited for the opportunity to work with two amazing organizations like CDME and COBOD. The impact they both continue to have on the additive manufacturing industry worldwide is amazing,” said Ryan Kelly, CEO of Pantheon3D. “This partnership will help us create a model to reimagine, retrain and recruit the future construction workforce. We believe that is essential to Ohio’s growing housing portfolio and, also further establishing Ohio as the home of innovation in the United States.”
“Using 3D printing to construct homes is a game-changer for the construction industry. We already have strong partnerships with universities worldwide, and supplying another 3D printer to a university, especially one with the size and credentials of OSU, further cements COBOD’s position as industry leader in the 3D construction space,” said Vincent Albanese, Partnership Manager at COBOD International.
CDME collaborates with businesses and researchers to convert novel technology into products that are ready for the market. These initiatives provide student workers with practical, hands-on experience integrating new technologies – while giving clients the competitive edge they need in the workforce. These collaborations will also give graduate and undergraduate students chances to interact with professionals outside of their own fields of study and technical specialties – who are expected to teach them the value of forming diverse teams.