Future professionals from The Ohio State University (OSU) will develop their skills and learn to work with 3D concrete printing (3DCP) technology to help Ohio with its housing crisis.
Pantheon3D, a Youngstown-based additive manufacturing construction company is working with OSU's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) by using COBOD’s BOD2 3D construction printer to achieve this goal.
CDME will collaborate with Pantheon using COBOD technology to improve Ohio's 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. He also added that the partnership between the two companies will help them to create a model for the future construction workforce through reimagining, retraining, and recruiting. "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," he said.
According to Lisa Burris, Assistant Professor and Civil Materials Researcher at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University provides a unique environment in which the wide array of partners and experts is necessary to rapidly improve and accelerate deployment of the 3D printed concrete technology to provide the greatest benefit to locals.
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 exceptional chances to interact with professionals outside of their own fields of study and technical specialties, and they will teach them the value of forming diverse teams.
“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 an industry leader in the 3D construction space," said Vincent Albanese, Partnership Manager for COBOD International.
CDME is one of the largest additive research groups in the United States with a mission to advance the manufacturing competitiveness of the United States. The Ohio State University's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) works with companies and researchers to translate new technologies into real-world, market-ready manufactured products.
COBOD is a leader in 3D construction printing solutions with +65 printers sold worldwide. Its mission is to build smarter through multifunctional construction robots based on 3D-printing technology and COBOD’s vision is to automate a minimum of 50% of construction processes on building sites.
Pantheon Innovative Builders is a construction company committed to providing innovative solutions to the challenges facing today’s construction industry.